Job hunting is a daunting task. Here is a list of resources from the library that can help you:
- What You Need to Know About Getting A Job & Filling Out Forms by Carolyn Starkey
Explains the basics of resumes, job applications, interviews, help wanted ads, check writing and credit applications — all things I wish someone had explained to me before I became an adult!
- Employment Essentials from Career Pathways
Another good resource for learning the basics about job applications, resumes and cover letters.
- How to Get Any Job by Donald Asher
As Asher’s subtitle explains, his goal is to show you how to launch your life (or relaunch it) if you are under 30 and want to avoid living in your parent’s basement. One library user said, “This is an excellent book that will help you to figure out your career path.”
- The 2 Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton
Part of what makes job hunting so daunting is the amount of time it takes. Dalton’s book is about how to use technology to get the right job faster. He covers job search networking – one of the most daunting parts of job hunting, yet potentially one of the most rewarding. One library user said, “This is the first book you need to pick up if you are looking for a job or career change.”
- Knock ’em Dead Resumes by Martin John Yate
The Knock ’em Dead series has a well deserved reputation for being a respected and practical source of guidance for resumes and other aspects of job hunting. Their most up-to-date resume guide belongs in the hands of any job seeker.
- What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here by Cynthia Shapiro
Cynthia Shapiro, a former Human Resources executive reveals the best-kept job secrets that employers don’t want you to know including the role computers play in determining your job prospects. One reader commented, “I LOVED this book….It was full of practical advice for job seekers.“
Don’t forget our Job Search Kits – perfect for the busy job hunter who wants to grab a pre-selected bag of books to help them with their resume, cover letter, job search and career exploration.
Super busy job hunters don’t even need to come to the library or bookmobile to find and pick up materials – you can use one of the online resources on our digital branch to brush up on your job skills, work on your resume, explore career options, and even search through job postings. This wonderful tool is part of our Learning Express database and it is called the Job and Career Accelerator. It is available under the “Research It” section of our website.
Happy job hunting everyone!