Career Development & Job Searching

Steve Jobs with iPhone

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you...

It's time to find that job...Your library can help (silver haired man)

If you’re not familiar with using the Internet, you will be—your job search will teach you browsing skills fast! But here are some basics to keep in mind as you get started:

Logging In: Many job search sites will require...

Sign: Start Up Cafe

Libraries provide invaluable resources to local businesses, especially during tough economic times.

But this isn't necessarily a development that emerged recently.

In 1924, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (...

Group of entrepreneurs clapping

One of the best places to start a new business could be the public library.

An outstanding example of how libraries are fertile ground for growing businesses is the New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library (...

Alessandro Forti and Lisa Leslie

Small businesses, particularly fledgling ones, often face a challenge in getting the word out to the public.

One way to spread the word with hardly any cost - and even without any cost - is to use the resources available at the local...

Career Center at Palatine Public Library.

For the more outgoing, networking can seem almost effortless. But for those who are more private by nature, learning how to network, especially when it’s with a goal as deliberate and direct as seeking new employment, the process can seem...

Job-hunting collection at the College of DuPage Library.

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom interested in going back to work, a pro wanting to reconnect after a long sabbatical, a retiree seeking a second career, or a fresh face interested in joining the workforce for the first time, starting your...

Paul Cezanne, self portrait

Sometimes the route to achieving your destiny  can  take you down an usual path. There are many examples  of artists and others who have found success later in life. Prominent late bloomers include President Harry...

Antique typewriter, table, chair, lamp and window

Becoming a published author can be a mystery – especially when you are clueless about where to start. Writing a book can take anywhere from months to years to complete. However, having the right tools and networks in place can help you work...

Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Government Jobs

This is an exciting time for those looking to enter the federal workforce.  Our federal government is hiring tens of thousands of new employees a year to meet the increased demand for services and to replace retiring members of the baby boom...