NCWorks.Gov - NCWorks online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. - Centralina Career Headlight is an innovative new career tool for our region matching students and job seekers with in-demand local careers, education, and skills training.

Free Email Sites

Before a job searcher begins to fill out a job application they will need to have a valid email address.

Free email accounts are available at the following sites

Hotmail – Microsoft’s online email

Yahoo! Mail – Yahoo!’s online email

Gmail - Google's online email


Worksmart - Tips For Success; tips on filling out a job application

Fill in Fact Sheet to carry with you on your job search,  from

Online Job Applications

Job Application Guide This job application guide includes information on how to complete a job application, including paper applications, online applications, and employer-direct applications. You can also review job application samples, examples, and forms.

Online Jobs and Kiosks from the Riley Guide - Unemployment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet.

Resumes and Cover Letters

The Riley Guide – help with resumes and cover letters.

Career Connections Center - Rowan County
(704) 638-6434
1923 South Main St, Salisbury NC

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Services: skills assessments, career counseling, resume and cover letter writing, assistance with applications, computers with high-speed internet access and interview simulators, project re-entry.

USA Jobs
- Information Center – Official job site of the US Federal Government: includes help with resumes, interviewing,  hiring trends, writing and cover letter tips - free resume review –  advice, resumes, and Letters

Free Resume Test – check to see if yours stands out in a crowd - comprehensive collection of resources for cover letters, resumes, etc.

Vault – resume advice and interview questions for professionals and students pursuing careers

Resume Resource – resources for resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc.

In-person Interviews

Interview Dos and Don'ts

Interview Tips (video) 

Dress for Success

How to Dress for an Interview

Questions to Expect

Types of Questions

35 Questions - Be prepared to answer these 35 questions

Local Job Listings

Salisbury Post Classifieds

Lexington Dispatch Classifieds

High Point Enterprise Classifieds

Triad Careers

Rowan County Human Resources

North Carolina Jobs Online

Links to North Carolina Newspapers

North Carolina Press Association - Member Newspapers Online

Links to North Carolina Online Job Search Engines

State Library Employment Link – list of library jobs in North Carolina

North Carolina Office of State Personnel – job postings for the state of North Carolina

Job Openings from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission

Craig’s List – localized - Search North Carolina Cities by job type

Indeed – searches job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.  You can also search nationwide.

North Carolina Job Search Resources

JobLink Career Centers – offer employment and training services that can help job seekers find a new or better job.  Local workforce development professionals from diverse partner agencies work together under one roof to help provide these services. JobLink Career Centers also serve businesses.  Services available at JobLink Career Centers. 

North Carolina Career Resource Network – list of links to online job search and career websites.  Includes information about resumes, interviews and career choices.

North Carolina State Government Vacancy Listing - View jobs by job title or location

North Carolina Health Careers

National Jobs Online

Links to National Online Job Search Engines

SnagaJob – the #1 source for hourly and part-time jobs

Simply Hired – job search made simple, searches thousands of job boards, classifieds, and company sites. Advanced search options include type of job, type of company, keyword, location and the date the job was posted.

CoolWorks - Jobs in Cool Places -seasonal jobs, cruise ships, camps, and internships

More Job Sites - List of additional job search engines from

USA Jobs – United States Federal Government official job site

National Job Search Resources – comprehensive collection of resources for job searching

The Riley Guide – exhaustive list of links to sites with job listings

Vault – for professionals and students pursuing careers

Monster – find jobs, network, build a career – find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers. one search.

Careerbuilder – U.S.’s largest online job site

America's Job Bank


Chronicle for Higher Education

Employment Spot

Help Wanted


Career and Occupational Information

O*NET OnLine- O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

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