Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Alternative Resumes coverIf you are a teen or young adult job seeker, writing a resume may be a new skill to you.

Check out Alternative Resumes by Michael Howard which is targeted for teen and young adults.  As the subtitle suggests, this isn't the kind of resume book your parents would use. Chapters include retail, hospitality, office and technical, and community service. The book provides sample resumes and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about resume design.  An appendix includes questions to help your resume writing.  Copies of the book are available throughout the library system.

The Cleveland Park Library Job Seekers Clinic is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.  You can receive help setting up an account on popular job websites, filling out online job applications, and writing cover letters and resumes.  This is in conjunction with the Mayor's "One City One Hire" program.

Land a Federal Job

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Land a Federal Job coverAre you applying for a federal job?  Need help navigating the application process?

You Majored in What?

Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

You Majored in What cover"Has it happened yet?  Have you been asked The Question?"--From front cover flap.

In You Majored in What? by Katharine Brooks, you'll learn whatever your major was in college, it doesn't equal your job!  Whether you're in college or you've been out for a while, you can map out your dream career and the actionable steps to make it happen.  Copies of the book are available through the library system.

Resumes for Career Changers

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Expert Resumes for Career Changers coverAre you planning to change careers and need to update your resume?

The 2 Hour Job Search

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2 Hour Job Search coverCan you find a job in two hours? It can be done.

In The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton, learn how to:

Next Day Interviews

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Next Day Job Interview cover You've been called for a job interview. Great!  It's scheduled for...tomorrow.

In Next Day Job Interview by Michael Farr and Dick Gaither, the authors explain how you can prepare for a job interview on short notice.  Learn how to identify your skills, why you should research a potential employer, how to answer key questions, and more.

Job Interview Presentations

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Knockout Job Interview Presentations coverHave you been asked to make a presentation during the job interview process? 

In Knockout Job Interview Presentations, author Rebecca Corfield discusses how to make your presentation effective during the interview.  Learn the basics, how to plan your presentation, how to deliver it, handle tricky situations, and much more. 

Phrases for resumes and cover letters

Published on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book coverWriting a resume or cover letter as part of your application packet? What phrases you should use?

Job searching through social media

Published on Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Find a Job coverAre you using social media sites in your job search?

In the second edition of How to Find a Job on Linkedln, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, authors Brad and Debra Schepp explain how to use each of these sites effectively and how people found jobs using them. In addition to explaining how to maintain and update your information on each site, in this revised edition, the authors have included a chapter for current and new college graduates.

Job Searching Help Guide

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
Knock Em Dead 2013 edition coverAre you currently looking for a new job or changing careers?  Are you newly graduated from college or graduate school?

The popular Knock 'em Dead by Martin Yate is an annually updated job searching guidebook. This book includes topics such as writing your resume, online networking, job search tactics, how to answer tough questions in an interview, negotiating job offers and handling rejections.

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Logo of LinkedInLinkedIn is a social networking website that connects your work life in a similar way that Facebook connects your social life. You can look for jobs, contact references, search for clients and connect with colleagues.

This one-hour class -- held on Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. -- will help you set up your account on LinkedIn and show off some of the features of the website. Please have a working email address before you come to class. 


Thu, 08/07/2014 (All day)
This is a monthly workshop focused on helping job seekers.Each month will feature different topics, such as resume clinics, online job searching,...
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:00am
Still looking for that job? Stop by the Deanwood Library for Job Seekers advise.Want to land and nail that interview? Want to learn, or brush up on...
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:00pm
Confused about what to include on a resume? Well, come to the Resume Writing Workshop!In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes,...
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00pm
Confused about what to include on a resume? Well, come to the Resume Writing Workshop!In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes,...