June 6, 2023
Whether you are beginning your work journey or looking for a change, a few tools and tricks can help you land the job. First things first, get your Library card and log in to the Library’s website. Once you’ve logged in, you can access the Library’s many resources that can help with your job hunt process, including resume support.
Get help creating your first resume using Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. If you already have a resume and would like some additional guidance, go to Job Help from Tutor.com (note that you’ll need to create an account with Tutor.com). Scroll down the page and click on the links under the “Get help finding a job” tab. You can speak with a career coach and drop off your resume for review. This free service allows you to connect with a real person between 11:00 a.m. and midnight seven days a week.
If you really want to beef up your status before you start applying for jobs, explore LinkedIn Learning for Libraries. Here you will not only be able to create a professional profile for yourself, but it will also connect you with great job search websites like Indeed.
If you don’t think that you have enough skillsets for any job you may be looking for, I guarantee that one of these databases will have certification and/or training classes you may want:
There are many job search websites out there. The most commonly used (if you’re not looking for a specific organization or business) are Indeed.com, Monster.com, and Snagajob.com You simply create an account, using your email and an original password you create. From there you can upload your resume and/or cover letter and start applying to multiple jobs.
So, figuratively speaking, you have applied for jobs, and you are getting interviews, but you think something is missing. Now what? Try Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center for help with interviews, applications, resumes, building up your workforce skills, finding a career path, and get helpful hints to find your dream job. This database is also great for those who may be looking at college or vocational opportunities down the road and how to go about that.
Overall, I wish you the best in your search and hope that you find a job that pays well, fulfills you, and that the Library was able to help you get there in some way!
Red Bridge Branch