Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Career Resources

Job hunting is never easy. Here are a few resources that may make the hunt a little more bearable.

Resume Guides in the library@ call number 650.142 :

101 great resumes by Ronald W. Fry
Gallery of best résumés by David F. Noble
Hire Me, Inc. resumes and cover letters that get results by Roy J. Blitzer
How to say it on your résumé : a top recruiting director's guide to writing the perfect résumé for every job by Brad Karsh
Amazing résumés : what employers want to see--and how to say it by Jim Bright

Interview Guides in the library @ call number 650.144 :

Can I wear my nose ring to the interview? : the crash course, finding, landing, and keeping your first real job by Ellen Gordon Reeves
The complete idiot's guide to the perfect interview by Marc A. Dorio
Next-day job interview : prepare tonight and get the job tomorrow by J. Michael Farr
Instant interviews : 101 ways to get the best job of your life by Jeffrey G. Allen

Links to local job openings:

Jobview (must be accessed through library website http://www.calcasieu.lib.la.us/, under the Resources and Services menu.)

Other Places to Look on the Web:

This list is found on the website mashable.com and was compiled by Sean P. Aune






Thursday, June 18, 2009

For a Limited Time Only...


The library currently has access to the Career Library Database. This database offers assessment tests to see where your skills lie, an occupation search to see the basic information of certain careers and the average salary, college search, a description of types of financial aid, a video library of descriptions of occupations, and a resume builder. You can find this database and others by going to our website, http://www.calcasieu.lib.la.us/, and selecting State Library Online Databases from the Resources Menu.




This database is only available for limited time so check it out!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Crochet Class


If you've ever been interested in learning to crochet or would simply like to hang out with those of us who like to crochet; come join us on Monday June 22 from 10am to 11:30am. Mrs. Emma Hobbs will conduct a basic crochet class for adults wanting to learn a new hobby. We will meet upstairs in the Central Library Conference Room. The library will have some materials available for those who need it however if you have crochet yarn and needles available please bring them along.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Learn to make bead necklaces... from old magazines?




Do you like interesting jewelry? Do you like to recycle? On Thursday June 11 the Central Library will host a demonstration of how you can create beautiful beads from old magazines. The program will be held from 10am untill 11:30am in the upstairs meeting room. All supplies will be provided by the library. No experience is necessary to participate.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Master the Art of Reading


What is it? Master the Art of Reading is an adult summer reading program that begins on June 1st and ends on July 17th. Participants will log the books they read with reviews online and be able to read reviews that others have written.

Can anyone sign up? This reading program is for adults 18 or older.

Are there prizes? Yes! In order to complete the program and receive a certificate, each participant must read and review at least 5 books. At the end of the program a drawing will be held and 3 grand prizes will be awarded.

So how do I sign up then? Sign up begins June 1st. Participants can sign up by logging on to the library’s webpage at http://www.calcasieu.lib.la.us/. From there look for the Master the Art of Reading logo and follow the link. Simply create a username and password and fill in your information. Once you are registered, log your books! You will use your username and password to log in each time you want to log another book or read other participant reviews.

How long does this run again? The program will begin on June 1st and end on July 17th. After the conclusion of the program a celebration party will be held for participants to meet and mingle and for prizes to be awarded.