If 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
Are you applying for a federal job? Need help navigating the application process?
You Majored in What?
Published on Monday, April 28, 2014
"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
Are you planning to change careers and need to update your resume?
The 2 Hour Job Search
Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Can 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
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
Have 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
Writing 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
Are 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
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
LinkedIn 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.