Posted by eileen on June 9, 2011
Lifehacker is one of my personal favorite sites. Not only are the posts often witty (sometimes downright hilarious), but also full of great information. You can learn anything from how to “Brew an Emergency Cup of Coffee with Two Paper Cups and a Filter” to how to “Fill in Floor Holes and Cracks with a Melted Crayon” by looking through their recent articles. However, I have also seen many useful articles about job searching, interviewing, and writing resumes on this site. For instance, today I found out an executive summary is better than an objective statement. I had no idea.
As I’m sure you know, there are about a zillion articles out there about the best practices for finding a job and all things that go along with finding and getting a job. Just knowing where to start looking is a problem in itself. Monster? Careerbuilder? LinkedIn? Craigslist? What’s best? It’s hard to say. A quick Google search for best job search sites will show you plenty of opinions.
The library has many resources to aid you in your search. A good place to start is our Jobs and Careers site, where you’ll find links to many of the popular career sites, as well as links to our subscription databases. The library recently gained access to Learning Express Library, which has practice tests for licensing exams, ebooks about careers, and a lot of other useful information. If books are more your thing, check out Tony Beshara’s popular, Unbeatable Resumes: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired. Click Place Hold at the top of the catalog page to add your name to the waiting list.
Is there an online or print source that has helped you with your job search? Let us know and we’ll take a look!
Posted by eileen on March 31, 2009
Back in January, I wrote a blog post titled On or Off?. Today on a Yahoo! Tech blog, I noticed a post titled, “Leaving computers on overnight=$2.8 billion a year.” Well, that’s a much more attention-grabbing title than “On or Off?”! This blog post also pointed to the 2009 PC Energy Report from the 1E Energy Awareness Campaign. You can download the entire report in PDF format from their site. Just click on PC Energy Report US 2009, near the bottom of the page. This report says, based on findings in an October 2008 study, “companies across the US are wasting $2.8 billion and emitting 20 million tons of carbon dioxide to power PCs that aren’t shut down.” See page 4 of the report for these stats.
So, in summary, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTERS! Don’t leave your laptop on overnight, don’t leave your printer on when you’re not using it, etc. Save yourself some money, while doing your tiny part to help the planet. Image from http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/130078
Posted by Ben on September 16, 2008
Have you ever wondered what the Gross Domestic Product of Brazil is?
What about the life expectancy of an average person from Bahrain?
Or maybe the customs tariff in Senegal?
Answers to these questions and many, many more can be found in The Exporters’ Encyclopaedia. This book is located in the Business Reference collection at call number R 382.9 DUN. In its nearly 2,000 pages you will find answers to any and all exporting questions. Countries are organized alphabetically from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Each section contains a general profile, key contacts, trade regulations, an overview of documentation needed and marketing data for the country. There is also a section on business travel that contains such useful information as quality of healthcare and traveler safety for each specific country.
This book is a useful tool not only for those in the business world, but also for world travelers and students.