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Industry & Job Overviews
Also produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this source follows the same format as the Career Guide to Industries, but focuses on specific job titles. Content is revised every two years.
Job Listings - Local
This site lists all the services provided by the Alabama Career Center System including information for veterans, state of Alabama jobs, labor market information, job fairs, and more.
Powered by, this site lists Alabama jobs and allows you to search by location, industry, or skill.
Utilizing a classified ad format, these listings may help you find a job, find a place to live, sell old furniture, advertise your skills, and more.
Focusing on getting hired in the merit system of Jefferson County, this site offers assistance and civil service job listings.
Job Listings - Federal
This is the official job site for the federal government and the only source needed for information on U.S. Government jobs.
Job Listings - National
Known as the largest online job site, CareerBuilder allows you to search by job category, company, or industry for U.S. and international jobs.
Known as the "leading global online careers and recruitment resource" with employees in more than 30 countries, Monster provides everything for job searching.
Dedicated to "job search made simple", all you have to do to get started on this site is fill in the Keyword and Location search boxes.
Search the largest job site for part-time and full-time hourly jobs.
Resume Writing
These writing guides help you determine the type of resume you need, as well as learn what you should include and leave out of a resume.
The Professional, Technical, and Job Search Writing portion of this site helps with writing cover letters, e-mail etiquette, resume design, and job acceptance letters.

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop's Resume Guide will help you create a resume that will stand out in today’s job market. Included in the guide are: 1) a step-by-step plan for what to include in your resume 2) tips for writing, formatting, and polishing 3) sample resumes 4) marketing tips, including using tools like LinkedIn and Facebook 5) resume FAQs
Training Opportunities
This link provides contact information for the Birmingham office, as well as a map. Other centers within the area and state are also listed. Click on "Find your local Career Center" at the top of the left column.
This database offers free aptitude practice tests, GED preparation materials, and review sources to improve your reading, math, writing and grammar skills.
Free computer classes are available in the RLCC at the downtown Birmingham Public Library.
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