Here are just a few of the resources available on this topic. Please note that this list is not all inclusive, and it does not suggest an endorsement by the Community Action Partnership or NEFE. Your local librarian is another good source of information.


Cover Letter Magic, 4th Ed: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark (Jist Works, 2010).

Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Martin Yate (7th ed., Kogan Page, 2008).

Knock 'em Dead Resumes: Features the Latest Information on Online Postings, Email Techniques, and Follow-up Strategies, by Martin Yate (8th ed., Adams Media, 2008).

State manufacturing directoriesólists all major companies, gives contact information. Every state has one. Check your local library.

The National Job Bank 2011 (CD): The Complete Employment Guide to Over 20,000 American Companies, by editors of Adams Media (2010).

What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Bolles (Ten Speed Press, 2009).

Government Agencies

Department of Labor:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:; for technical assistance, call 1-800-669-4000; for documents, call 1-800-669-3362

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB):

Small Business Administration:; call your local SBA office or 1-800-8-ASK-SBA (827-5722)

Social Security Administration:; 1-800-772-1213

Job Banks

Your local unemployment office.

State Job Banks:

Nonprofit Organizations

Job Accommodation Network:; 1-800-526-7234

National Organization on Disability:; 1-202-293-5960

NEFE Smart About Money—Education and Career Web Site


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