Service Spotlight – Job Center

Service Spotlight - Job Center

Friday, September 28th by Derrick Larcom
We have several hidden gems here at the library and I plan to expose all of them in this monthly blog series. Our first gem to be polished is our Job Center.
Located on the ground floor in our Reference department is a small group of resources available to public use. Unlike our other public computers, these are restricted for career related uses, such as building resumes, searching LinkedIn, applying for positions, and job specific online training.  
In addition to three computers dedicated to job searches, we have a couple of print materials to assist in the process.
Building a resume can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. We have access to Cypress Resume, an online resource to help walk through the steps of creating a simple, but professional resume. 
Unsure of where to start your search? We have a solution for you. A-to-Z Databases. In addition to comprehensive job listings, A-to-Z Databases has information on local businesses. It is a great way to get an idea of the workplace you are applying to be a part of. You can find out who owns the business, how many people are a part of the business, and revenue per year (among other statistics).
It is not uncommon for an employer to require some form of computer based learning or continuing education modules. These computers can also be used for those purposes, assuming the patron or guest has access to those materials. If you are looking to expand your skills or freshen up ones you already possess, we offer access to Lynda.com for all of our patrons with library accounts in good standing. More to come on  Lynda.com in the next Technology Today blog (posted on the 2nd Friday of each month).