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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Job Searching?

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!