Career Development & Job Searching

Resumes for John Doe

As with resumes, just about every job-search expert seems to have a different opinion on the worth of cover letters. But we’re here to tell you: cover letters matter. A good one can enhance your resume. A great one can move it to the top of...

Job application

You’ll never finish writing your resume.

 

That’s because every time you apply for a posted job opening, you should review your original resume, save it as a new document and then revise to best match the...

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Ready to Write?

For many people, getting started on writing or revising their resume is the toughest part. Follow these steps to get past “resume-writer’s block”:
 
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Job seekers at London University job fair

Step away from the computer to find more opportunities to research, find, and apply for jobs. Remember that face-to-face networking is an important component to any job search. Here is a look at other “off-line” resources and...

Job searcher at library computer

If you’re unemployed and looking for a new job, your job search is your daily work. If you’ve got a job but are looking for another, you need to set time and energy aside each week for your job search, or you’ll find you don...

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No doubt you’ve heard before that the library is an invaluable asset for those either in or considering career transition. And while the same core services – assistance with resume development, company research and mock interviews...

It's Time to Land that Job -Your library can help (female)

Your resume holds the most prominent place in your job search. It acts as your foot in the door and your handshake; it summarizes your experience and unique qualifications; and is pretty much the single most common step (if not hurdle) in...

It's time to land that job. Your library can help.

If you are planning to change careers—or are just starting out in your first career—you’ll face your own unique challenges. Job seekers in these two categories are similar, because a complete change in careers can put an...

Job seekers at Mt Washington Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Many will argue that the three most pressing issues in today's economy are: jobs, jobs, jobs.

Libraries provide a refuge for job seekers, because they offer both the tools and helpful professionals to make a successful job search possible...

It's Time to Land that Job -Your library can help (African-American Man)

Before you start your job search (or get any farther with the one you’re in the midst of), take some time to put your search in a larger context. Every job seeker should know the “lay of the land” for his targeted industry or...