Resources from PPL InfoLINKS

Employment Search

Databases available from the Plano Public Library

Need Library Barcode to AccessLearning Express Library
Learn job search and career skills. Practice exams for many careers and college entrance exams. Practice computer skills for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.

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Use the Career Center to assist in your job search, practice college entrance exams. A live tutor is available to evaluate your resume and provide suggestions to improve it.

Need Library Barcode to AccessFerguson’s Career Guidance Center
Organized by industry, covers careers and career resources, career preparation, scholarships, academic programs, non-academic programs, Web resources, employability skills checklist; “Four Steps to a New Job” section provides invaluable guidance on choosing a career, finding and applying for a job, and employment benefits and laws.

State of Texas Job Assistance

Texas Work Force Commission
Apply for unemployment, search for training providers, and find useful tips for job search, interviews, and resumes.

Work in Texas
Find state jobs, register as a job seeker and access online job search tools.

Federal Government Job Search Assistance

Occupational Outlook Handbook
More than 200 occupational profiles feature the latest information on employment, advancement opportunities, salaries, working conditions, training, educational, and skill prerequisites.

USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS provides resources to help the right people find the right jobs.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
OPM works in several broad categories to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce for the American people including  provide training and development programs and other management tools for Federal employees and agencies.

VetsConnect North Texas
The VetConnect North Texas online directory is a resource for veterans, military families and advocates at nonprofit agencies in the North Texas area.

Job Search

America’s Career InfoNet
A selection resources sponsored by the Labor Department. The available tools include links to assistance on writing a résumé, job search, and tips on how to negotiate a salary.

Career Builder
The information here is searchable by career, region or industry. The site is also accessible in Spanish.

Snag a Job
Good for searching hourly jobs or short-term gigs.

A search engine of job listings. The site searches thousands of company and government job listings.

The site has numerous resources available to assist in a job search, both in Texas and nationwide.

Local, national and international job listings.  This site lists jobs from multiple job list sources.

Simply Hired
This is a large database of job listings.  The site searches job listings from many sources to compile the listing.

USA Jobs by All Star Jobs
Contains hundreds of sites that can be searched by region or by occupation.

Job Search – Local

Plano Health Care Jobs
Listing of Dallas/Fort Worth area health care job listings from

Preparing for the Interview

Video – Job Interview Preparation
Interview preparation videos from Education

Job Interview Preparation
Practical advice from the on preparing for an interview, career fair, video resume, and how to network.

Riley Guide Sample Interview Questions
A wide variety of interview questions and tips on how to sell yourself during the interview.  Also tips on how to handle difficult and inappropriate questions.

Dressing correctly for the job interview.

Job Interview Questions
Tips and suggestions for a successful interview.