Thriving In a Stalled Economy: Searching for Jobs: In Print
In this economy, many people are searching for jobs. One of the best resources out there is your local library! Mid-Continent Public Library provides multiple resources and personnel that can help you in your search for the perfect (or any) job!
One of most used techniques for job searches is the newspaper. While many people are no longer subscribing to local newspapers, the library still does. This source is a way for local and national businesses to advertise jobs, job fairs, and training seminars that can help you on your search.
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.
Need help with a career change? Have a job fair to go to? Need a new resume? The Employment & Career Guidance Subject Guide is the place to start. The subject guide list books, research databases, websites, DVDs, and government information sources.
The Huffington Post says, "53.6% of bachelor’s-degree holders are either jobless or under employed."
College students have always had the perception that if they go to class and get good grades, they will get a degree and good paying job. That isn’t the case, especially anymore. With the downfall of the economy, college students are finding it harder and harder to find a job. (Job seekers with 9 years of experience in a field will take an entry-level position for less pay, just to get a job.)
What do you want to be when you grow up? Children hear this question so often, they have the answer memorized. But how accurately does this memory reflect their true calling? My youngest daughter, applying for colleges, declared that she wanted to heal people. However, getting a degree in nutritional science, she complained that I had steered her away from her true calling in a writing career by referring to her as "my little nurse" her entire life. Who would have thought that a term of endearment could become a dooming label?