MCPL Databases Can Help With Job Searching
July 07, 2012
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! We here at MCPL know your schedule doesn't always allow a visit to one of our branches, so our online databases are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All you'll need to use them is time, Internet access, and your library card.
If you want to check out all of MCPL's Career and Education Guidance Research Databases, I'm sure you'll find several you'll like. But if time is an issue, I would start with the following:
- Career Transitions - This database can help you search for current jobs as well as assess your strengths and weaknesses so you can create a resume tailored to your specific abilities.
- Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - You can take a peek into some of today's hottest careers as well as learn tips for getting the job you want.
- Career Center from Tutor.com - You will find LIVE help with resume creation, GED preparation, and options for going back to school.
You might also find MCPL's numerous librarian-selected career and employment websites useful. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Career Toolbox - It provides more than 100 sites with current job listings.
- CareerOverview.com - It provides up-to-date career and job information as well as options for changing careers, current salaries you can expect to earn, and online degree information.
- Job Spice - The site offers a highly customizable resume builde.r
- Project HIRE - Offers resources for job searching in the Kansas City area.
These are just a few of the resources that can be found on our website, in the convenience of your home. Whether you want to change careers or look for your very first job, need help building a resume or writing an attention grabbing cover letter, want to obtain your GED or take some college courses to further your education, there is most likely at least one site here that can help.
Good luck and happy job hunting!
Blue Springs North Branch