Lately, I’ve come across a few library patrons who need help starting or restarting careers: teenagers who are looking for a job for the first time, people restarting their careers, and others who’ve never had a need to complete a resume or cover letter before. Instead of paying big money to have someone help with these concerns, stop by the Library we have free career resources available for you! Here are a few:
Books: We have a variety of books on different careers paths, successful interviews, polished resume and cover letters, even internships. Click here to browse our career books.
DVDs: Are you a visual learner? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at this DVD that will help prepare you for your next interview.
Can’t make it into the Library? We understand. We have a variety of resources available for you too! First of all, we have eBooks that are specific to careers. To see what’s available visit OverDrive, sign-in the upper right-hand corner with your library card number, and search by entering keywords such as career, or job, or employment.
Another wonderful resource provided to you, at no cost, is CareerTransitions Resource from Gale. This is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Follow the link and then be prepared to enter your library card number in CAPS. Once you are in you will find step-by-step instructions for building a resume, writing a cover letter, exploring different job possibilities, and searching for jobs. Doesn’t that sound perfect?
Need more help? Stop by the Library and speak to a librarian, we are available for more personalized assistance.