March 23, 2018
Searching for a job can be one of the greatest challenges most of us face. It’s time-consuming, overwhelming, and can leave most job seekers feeling discouraged. Not to mention figuring out how your resume should look, what to wear to an interview, and how to accommodate for a long employment gap can all be frustrating tasks on their own.
So where can you start? Most brick-and-mortar businesses have transitioned away from paper applications to electronic applications, which eliminates a lot of the physical footwork that used to be a major part of job searching. It also means that you can apply for a greater volume of jobs in a shorter amount of time. You can apply for jobs directly on a company’s website or use a job search engine like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, or Indeed. You can also check out Career Transitions on the Library’s website and CareerOneStop to make finding a job less cumbersome.
Career Transitions and CareerOneStop are more than job search engines. They are career assistance resources that offer career path guidance, resume help, interview preparation, skill trainings, and so much more. For instance, Career Transitions has an interactive interview simulation that guides you on how to answer interview questions eloquently and effectively. In addition, CareerOneStop lists job resources for the entry-level worker, seasoned worker, laid-off worker, and veterans that pertain specifically to those different employment needs. The task of finding a job is just as much about how to fill out a job application as it is to equip yourself with the skills and abilities necessary to be a great potential hire.
Whether you’re newly unemployed or have been on the hunt for quite a while, there are resources available for every kind of job seeker on the internet. Now you know where to find them.
Consumer Technology Specialist
I have been trying to find a job that would suit me, and I have thought about applying at a library somewhere but I don't really know where to start. It would be my first job.
From Abigail Smith (not verified)
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 03:56pm
Hi, Abigail! Thank you for commenting. If it would be your first job, look around at the local libraries websites for job openings. Depending on where you live, there may be some Page and/or Customer Service Associate positions that would be great first job experiences. Most libraries in the KC Metro may be under a hiring freeze at the moment, so this would be a great time to get your resume just right if you haven't already. You can use a Microsoft Word template or visit Canva.com to start. You could also check out our Online Learning resources on our Research and Learning page to take a few classes or view some trainings on certain computer skills that could help you improve any tech skills. We use a lot of technology in the library, so the more comfortable you are with that, the better!
From Brityni S. (not verified)
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:06am
I was perusing the inquiries here and came across a job seeker asking for how to apply for a a first job. I’m so impressed With the library’s resources available for job seekers. Wow!
From Angela Adams (not verified)
Thu, 03/10/2022 - 06:32pm
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