Thriving In a Stalled Economy: Searching for Jobs: Online Job Boards
In this day and age, more and more job postings are available online. The library is a wonderful resource for access to Internet and simple assistance on choosing a job board.
For those who are new to the job search, a job board is a place where businesses can post their job openings for those looking for jobs to search. Many job boards are industry specific, but most offer a variety of jobs openings in all levels, industries, types and locations.
My coworker recently brought one of MCPL’s Career and Education Databases to my attention at our monthly staff meeting. It’s called Career Transitions, and "is a complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process of assessing strengths and interests, exploring different career paths, compiling a resume, and searching job listings.
We go to extra lengths to pay attention to the needs of those who visit at our branch. Many customers have been using our Internet computers, Wi-Fi, printer, fax, and copiers to assist with a job search. I wanted to be sure to let you know about other things we have that can help out job seekers in their search.
Although national unemployment numbers are on the decline, that fact does not help if you are still one of the millions looking for a job. Don’t panic, there are many books that can be checked out at the library to help you write a resume and secure that job interview.
When we think of looking for a new job, often times what comes to mind first is heading to the nearest convenience store to grab a newspaper for the classifieds. Did you know, however, that the library has a huge selection of online databases and websites designed specifically to help you look for your new job, all of which are free to you as an MCPL cardholder? And here's the best part: You don't even have to leave your house to use them!
Listening to the news this morning, I was once again reminded of the unfortunate individuals that have been laid off or those that have lost their jobs in some way. With Missouri’s unemployment rate at 7.2, I wondered how we stacked up against the other states. I found out that we are about in the middle. There are also those young people that have graduated from high school or college with the dreams of that perfect job. They, too, are entering the work force, but are unable to find employment.