Friday, May 27, 2011

National Employment Matrix / Search by Occupation and Find New Industries

A given occupation occurs in different industries. If you are looking for an occupation in only one industry, but not finding work, then perhaps you could look in other industries that employ the same occupation. The National Employment Matrix from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will show you a ranked list of industries for a given occupation.

Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics webpage on "Employment Projectins" at . Scroll down to "National Employment Matrix". Select "Search by Occupation". Enter your occupation and view the results. To find local companies in the industry list, use a business directory such as ReferenceUSA. which is available via

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries online

The Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, as the name suggests, provides insight into the inception, emergence and current status of new industries. Since emerging industries by definition new industries, this resource can help you find employment by highlighting industries that are growing. They might not be big now, but growth is predicted.

To find the Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, go the following internet address:

From there, click on "Business and Company Resource Center".
From there, click on "advanced search".
In the "Content Area" select "industry overviews".
In the empty search box, type "emerging industries" in "source".
Then click on search. You will then see the emerging industries listed alphabetically.
Click to see the industry description.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Career Connect Workshop on Social Media for Job Hunting

"Social media, self-marketing & building professional communities" is the title of the next Career Connect workshop at the Monmouth County Division of Employment and Training which is located at 145 Wyckoff Road, Suite 201 in Eatontown, NJ. The time is Wednesday, May 25th from 2:30 to 4pm. Call 732-683-2111 to register to attend. The Division of Employment and Training has provided the following description of this workshop:

"It is the human connections that get you work much more than the "database query" of searching job listings. What is Social Media Marketing and how can we use it to enhacnce our career search and visibility? Linkedin, Brightfuse, facebook, Twitter....join us to learn how to leverage these sites and build professional networks."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Real Time Jobs In Demand from NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

This postings describes Real Time Jobs In Demand which is a Career choice and Job Searching tool which is on the Job Seekers page of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Real Time Jobs In Demand ranks occupations by number of current job postings. There is also information on projected occupational growth, current number of claims for unemployment, and training required. You can move from an occupational listing directly to the posting of jobs with current openings. This is one of the many good job searching services from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Costco To Open New Store in Marlboro, apply online now

The Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board in Eatontown has information that Costco is opening a new store on Route 9 in Marlboro. If you are interesting in applying, you have to go online to good luck

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wage variations for same occupations in different industries

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has a database that shows how wages for the same occupation differ among industries. The method of doing the search is a little complicated but I think the information is worth the effort.

First go to the NJ Department of Labor section on "Labor Market Information" at Then click on "Data Tools" and then select "Occupational Employment Statistics"
For Monmouth County area data select "Metropolitan Division" and then "Edison". Click on "continue".
then Select one occupation and click on "continue"
then "select all" the industries and click on "continue"
then select "hourly wage" and click on "continue"
Then on the "data series' page,click on "select all" and then "continue"
Then on the "sorting columns" page, just click on "continue"
The report should now appear. You click on the column headings you can change the sorting to up or down. You can also download the report to excel.

If you have any problems with this. Call me at the library 866-941-8188

Charles Gross, Career Information Center Librarian

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Starting a home-based business

This is just a note to say that the library has three new books in the "How to start a home-based business" series. The news are on "Personal Chef Business", the "Bakery Business" and the "Recording Studio Business". You can reserve these books through the library catalog at . The library has a total of 27 books in this series. To find the list of them type the series title "How to start a home-based business".

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Social Networking by Human Resources Departments

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has written a report on Social Networking by Human Resources Departments. The full title of the report is "SHRM Research Spotlight: Social Networking Websites and Staffing". Click on the title to read the 2 page report. The "key finding" is that "more than one-half (56%) of the organizations currently use social networking websites when recruiting potential job candidates". Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter are the most used social sites. The most popular use of the social networking sites is "to recruit passive job candidates who might not otherwise apply or be contacted by the organization".