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“Quiet Quitting” and Career Resources at the Library

“Quiet Quitting” and Career Resources at the Library

September 1, 2022

The term “quiet quitting” started trending on the social media app TikTok earlier this summer and has recently leaked out into media articles. “Quiet quitting” refers to an employee who decides to do the bare minimum at their job without going above and beyond or judging themselves based solely on their productivity. In general, younger generations are seeking better work-life balance and are setting healthy boundaries when it comes to work. This might mean choosing to close their laptops at exactly 5:00 p.m. and not answering emails outside of work hours. It might also mean making a career change or seeking job opportunities that promote this kind of balance.

If you are a job seeker or are looking for ways to navigate to a healthier work environment, then the Library has some great resources for you!

  • Square One Small Business Services – If you want to meet one-on-one with experts to gain resume help or career counseling, then contact the fantastic team at Square One. They are perfect for advising on career resources, starting a new business, or navigating a new role.
  • Job Help from Tutor.com Did you know that Tutor.com has more than just homework help? You can meet with a career coach, drop off a resume for virtual review, or search through a plethora of job resources!
  • Data Axle Reference Solutions Browse through over 2.5 million job postings to find a new career that’s the perfect fit for you and your goals. They also provide guidance on negotiating when accepting a new job and provide salary insight.
  • LinkedIn Learning for Library – This resource provides all kinds of career guidance—from finding a new job that suits you, to learning how to establish a healthy work-life balance. They have a learning path titled, “How to Cultivate Work-Life Balance,” which is perfect for anyone seeking information on how to set boundaries in their professional life.
  • Universal Class – This resource offers all kinds of in-depth learning opportunities for anyone looking to develop new skills or advance in their career. One useful class might be “Managing Your Career.” It discusses how to ask for a promotion and strategies to ensure that your career heads in the direction you desire.
  • Access Video on Demand – For anyone who wants to watch a documentary on current trends in the workplace, or learn more about general changes in how we work, check out Access Video on Demand. For an entertaining guide on how to achieve too much success too fast, check out the documentary about Elizabeth Holmes titled The Inventor: Out for Blood in the Silicon Valley.

Meghan B.
Electronic Resources Department

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