Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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

Online Resources that can help!
(All must be accessed through library website, under the Your Library menu / Resources.)

Jobview: A place to look for local job opportunities.
Chronicle Guidance: Contains descriptions of different job titles, including average duties, median earnings, and estimated competition for job openings.
Learning Express: A great place to find study guides and practice tests for GED, ACT, SAT, Civil Service, GRE and many more!
Mango Languages: Edge out the competition by adding bilingual to your résumé! Mango Languages can help you pick up a second language in no time.

Links to local job openings:

Calcasieu Parish Public Library Jobs
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Jobs
Calcasieu Parish School Board Jobs
City of Lake Charles Jobs
Louisiana Workforce Commission

Other Places to Look on the Web:

100+ places to look for jobs and job resources.
This list is found on the website and was compiled by Sean P. Aune