Career and Job Search Research Guide

Resources at the Library and Online

Library Resources

Career and College Test Preparation materials - a selection of electronic materials and physical materials available in the College and Career Collection, which is located near the computer lab. 

Job Search, Resume, and Interview materials

Learn Computers and Computer Software research guide.

For Test Prep, see March2Success and Mometrix Test Prep. Hoopla and OverDrive have additional books related to job searching and career tests. CDL practice tests can be found in the Driving Test database. 
See the E-resources page for access guides. 

The computer lab has Microsoft Word, which includes free templates for resumes and cover letters. 

Online Resources

Local and State Resources

AARP Foundation - Offers paid training, job placement, and paid job searching for eligible 55+ residents. Call AARP Foundation Oklahoma City 405-879-3899

City of Lawton Job Openings

GED and Adult Basic Education Classes at Great Plains Technology Center. 

Goodwill Career Development Center  - Offers resume and interview help, career assessments, basic computer skills, one-on-one help, and online job searching. 

Lawton Public School Job Applicant Page

Lawton Workforce Center - Offers career planning and guidance, work experience and job training, GED tutoring and practice tests, and more help for teens and adults.  

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services - Services for disabled Oklahomans, including adaptive technology, job opportunities, and training. 

OkJobMatch from Oklahoma Workforce  

State of Oklahoma Job Openings

USO Pathfinder Transitions Program provides individualized assistance to military spouses and transitioning military personnel (12 months before and 12 months beyond their departure from service) by connecting them with employment, education, veterans benefits, financial readiness and mentorship resources in the form of a convenient mobile phone app and ongoing personal support.



Careeronestop Resume Guide -  shows what to put in a resume and includes sample resumes. 

Resume Writing Tutorial, Sample Resumes, and Tips - Goodwill Community Foundation. 

Indeed Free Resume Builder  - create a resume and download it or use it to apply for jobs on Indeed. 

Indeed Sample Resumes 


Job Search and Career Sites

Careeronestop - Explore careers, job search guide and advice, or local help. 

Applying for Jobs from Goodwill Community Foundation has guides for job applications, resume and cover letter writing and samples, and interviewing skills. 

Job Hunter's Bible - Companion to the book series with advice for job seekers and career changers. 

Hiring Our Heroes -  Connects military, veterans, and military spouses with job search resources and training. 

Indeed - One of the largest jobs search sites that has free resume creation, job search advice, and company reviews.

LinkedIn - Career networking site with job searching and skill building. 

Snagajob - Job site geared more towards big box and chain stores. 

USAjobs - Federal government job search.


Career Training

CareerOneStop find local and other training section. 

Emergency Management - Free online training from FEMA. 

Free Code Camp - Free front and back end web design courses. 

Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free has: 
Job Search Resources - including resume, cover letter, networking, interview skills, and more. 
Other Workplace resources, like Communication, Quickbooks, and more. 
GCFLearnfree has tutorials for basic computer skills, Microsoft Office, reading and math, and more. 

Google Digital Garage - Free online classes related to business skills and a fundamentals of digital marketing certification. 

Google Developers Training - Free courses for android, web, and program development. 

Khan Academy - Free college test preparation and courses on college admissions and K-12 courses on computers, math, science, and more. 

Microsoft Office Training - Free videos and tutorials for Office programs. 

Skillshop with Google - Free courses and certifications on Google tools, like Ad Words and Analytics. 

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