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Looking for a new job or career? Want tips on writing resumes and cover letters, books to read about career success or information on local organizations that help people find work? Start with our career and employment guide.

Here are a few of our titles

Knock 'em dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, 2018 What color is your parachute?New Rules of Work

Browse our newest books and movies on these topics

Choosing a career

Mastering resumes & interviews

Tips on finding a job

Borrow and download eBooks and audiobooks about careers to your computer or mobile device. Cambridge Libraries card required.
Careers eBooks and audiobooks




LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly has over 16,000 free online courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts. Courses are available in over 7 languages. Sign in with your library card number and 4-digit PIN and follow the steps to set up your account. If you previously had a account, your courses will be saved as long as you use the same library card number for login.

Mobile App Users: The Library ID when you log into the mobile app is ideaexchange

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Gale Courses
Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers access to free online learning courses that are available anytime, anywhere. These instructor-led courses begin every month and each course lasts for 6 weeks. Sign up using your library card and immediately gain valuable knowledge you can apply to your life or on the job. There’s definitely something for everyone.

Use Gale Courses | Get Started [PDF].

Jobs and Employment (ServiceOntario)
Information for job seekers and businesses in Ontario. Includes programs and resources to help you plan your career, get training, find a job, or hire workers for your business.

Career Planning

Working in Canada
Find available jobs, wages, outlooks, and job requirements specific to an occupation and location in Canada.

Labour Market Information
Find up to date information on the labour market in Ontario and in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph area.

Ontario Job Futures
Information on the current trends and future outlook for 200 occupations in Ontario.

Ontario Bridge Training
This service of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration helps skilled newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade so they can work in Ontario. Find information about bridge training programs in a wide variety of occupations.

Global Experience Ontario
A government of Ontario access and resource centre for the internationally trained. The centre can help internationally trained and educated individuals find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario.

Résumés & Interviews

Job Bank Online Tools
Create an account and use the resume builder to create and save up to 5 individual résumés, complete with a choice of layouts and résumé writing tips, for jobs in the Canadian government's Job Bank.

Create the perfect resume and cover letter using this terrific resource! This website has lots of great career-related information, including sample resume content for thousands of jobs. Browse job title descriptions and search the huge job bank to discover your dream job.

Finding a Job

Job Bank
Provides access to job postings across Canada.

The Record
Online newspaper serving Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. To access job information, click on the Classified section.

Employment News
Lists general, technical and volunteer opportunities in the Toronto, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener and London areas.

Cambridge Career Connections
40 Ainslie Street South Cambridge, ON  N1R 3K1
Provides internet computers, daily job postings, résumé & cover letter help, free résumé photocopying, telephones, fax machines, and employment workshops.

Employment Resource Centre
150 Main Street, Cambridge ON
Provides email, internet access, word processing, job banks, job boards, free photocopying and faxing, career planning, newspapers, labour market information, and telephones for job search. Staff are available to assist. A program of Waterloo Region's Social Services.

35 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON  N1R 7A6
Provides computer and internet, faxing, printer/copier, job board, phones, and a message service. Also find information on careers, the local labour market, training, apprenticeships, job search strategies and starting a business. Staff are available to assist.

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre
These videos will teach you how to create effective résumés and cover letters as well as how to prepare for job interviews. Start the virtual workshop from the beginning or jump to a specific topic.