DC Public Library resources to maximize success

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

Job Hunting Online by Mark BollesYou are cordially invited to attend this workshop at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 29.  Learn how to create an eye catching resume, write an effective cover letter, and give a memorable interview in this hour long session.  Handouts provided.

Jobs database: Job & Career Accelerator

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014

Job & Career Accelerator legoDid you know the DC Public Library has online databases dedicated to job resources?

Job & Career Accelerator is among several job databases available to help with your search.  You can find resources how to fill out a job application, how to find the right career, find a job or internship, and much more!  The site also features links to other related vocational and education sites. Tutorials are available for users new to the database.

Jobs database: Reference USA

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Reference USA logoDid you know the DC Public Library features online databases dedicated to job resources? 

Reference USA is one of several databases the library has to help you with your job search. The Reference USA Job Help page can help you get started.  You can search by job title, business type, geographical concentration, and more. If you have a particular company in mind, you can also find more by exploring its profile and its competitors in the same field.  The site also features external resources about job searching, interviewing, salary tips, and more. 

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.

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?


Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00am
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,...
Thu, 09/04/2014 (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,...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00am
    Need assistance with your job search? Get one-on-one support with staff at the lower level information desk for basic activities in an online...
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:00pm
Learn how to create an eye catching resume, write an effective cover letter, and give a memorable interview in this hour long workshop.  Handouts...