Job and Career Resources

Here are some of the many useful job and career resources you will find at Middletown Thrall Library:


Middletown Thrall Library subscribes to the following newspapers, rich sources of employment opportunities. Most of these are delivered by mail a few days after publication:

  • The Chief - weekly newspaper listing civil service activities and job vacancies in New York state.
  • New York Times - the current Sunday's Help Wanted sections including The Week In Review are kept at the reference desk.
  • Poughkeepsie Journal - Sundays only
  • Record (Bergen County) - Sundays only
  • Rockland Journal News - Sundays only
  • Times Herald-Record - delivered on the day of publication. The current Sunday classified section is kept at the reference desk.
  • Washington Post - Sundays only

On the World Wide Web

If you are interested in relocating, also visit the websites of newspapers in the localities you are interested in relocating to. Newspapers' websites may be located by visiting our News and Weather Internet Guide. Choose local news to find directories of newspapers in other parts of the state, nation and world.


The library owns many good books on career exploration, job hunting strategies, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing techniques. Browse the stacks in the Dewey number areas 331.7 and 650.14, or search in the public access catalog using the following subject headings: VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, JOB HUNTING, RESUMES (EMPLOYMENT), INTERVIEWING, or CAREER CHANGES.

Our Reference Collection

The library subscribes to a number of directories to point you to companies, associations, and publications. Use the reference collection to research industries and companies as well. Help, My Job interview Is Tomorrow by Mary Ellen Templeton (REFERENCE 650.14 TEM) is a nice primer on doing this type of research. Librarians are always available to get you started. Sources include:

  • InterJob Search
  • Business Insights: Essentials - an online database of full text articles from trade and business journals as well as newspapers, newsletters, business histories, and investment reports. The database is available in the library or from home. See the librarian at the reference desk for details. Available from home.
  • Hoover's Handbook of American Business
  • Reference USA - For Middletown Thrall Library Cardholders. Directory information for 120 million households and 13 million businesses in the U.S. Includes reverse phone number searches. Allows you to search by name, yellow page heading and/or location.

Another Place to Visit...

Orange Works Career Center
18 Seward Ave., 1st Floor
Middletown, NY 10940

Offers career counseling, job hunting workshops, resume reviews, phone and computer banks.

InterJob Search, Middletown Thrall Library's Internet guide to employment resources on the World Wide Web, has links to the best employment gateways and job opportunity databases, as well as links to websites with information on career exploration, resume writing, and interviewing techniques. Use it at home or at one of our public terminals.

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This page was last updated on August 17, 2006