Jobs & Careers

Career Information Center: Provides information on careers and career clusters in the United States and Canada.  Job profiles cover nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, job outlook, and similar occupations.

From Green Industries to Green Jobs: Occupational profiles including information on similar jobs, skills required to perform the job and a typical day in the life of that job.

JobNow: JobNow functions as an online job coach and is available from 1-11 pm from any computer (except major holidays). Get help with resumes, job search techniques and interview preparation. It also includes a jobs and careers subject guide pathfinder with local Twin Cities resources and web links.

LearningExpress Library
: Includes practice tests in many areas including career test prep and job (and job readiness) skills. All new users of this database must have their own email address to be able to register.

Lynda.com: Self-paced, on-demand video tutorials for learning business, technical and creative skills. Includes topics such as software, photography, animation, presentation skills, game design, digital publishing, and cloud computing.

ReferenceUSA: Contains information on both U.S. and Canadian private and public companies. Includes business contact info, CEO, number of employees, sales volume, and open positions.

Survey of American Industry and Careers: Comprehensive, in-depth overview of 112 core industries and related jobs and careers.

Web Resources



The links below are being provided as a convenience; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Scott County Library of any of the products, services, or opinions represented. Scott County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites or for that of subsequent links.

Gcflearnfree.org: Free online tutorials and classes in the basics of using computers and the internet and social media plus a variety of job and other essential skills. (También en español.)

MN DEED: This Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website offers a multitude of resources to job seekers, and special services to veterans, people with disabilities, or recently unemployed workers.

MinnesotaWorks.net: A searchable online jobs database with thousands of job listings from private employers statewide. You can also upload your resume, apply for jobs online, manage and track your job search efforts, and sign up for email notification of new job listings.

NorthStar Digital Literacy: Demonstrates basic computer and digital literacy skills to employers (or shows you where you may need further computer education). Areas tested include basic computer use, Internet, Windows and Mac operating systems, email, and Word (word processing).
  
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, this annual publication provides information on all types of occupations, including required training, certification or education, work environment, pay range, job outlook, and similar occupations.

Scott County Job Postings: Lists current job openings in all Scott County divisions and departments. 

Shakopee WorkForce Center: Offers job search assistance, advice on writing resumes and cover letters, and access to computers and office equipment, as well as networking opportunities and workshops.

State of Minnesota Job Listings: Lists current open positions with the state of Minnesota.