Whether you’re looking for your first job or just ready for a career change, here’s the top 6 ways NPL has you covered!
- Research different careers or gain valuable knowledge for your job search from books in our online catalog.
- Gain computer skills to add to your resume by participating in free computer classes offered by NPL.
- Attend free NPL workshops and programs designed to assist you in your job search like the Job Search Strategies series at the Janaf Branch every Friday. (Others include: One-on-One Computer & Resume Help by appointment at Barron F. Black and the Employment Workshop at Park Place Branch (Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7).
- Browse our Employment Resources page for helpful job search sites and valuable online resources.
- Use your library card to gain free access to the Gale Testing & Education Reference Center, featuring a resume builder and virtual career library that provides specific examples and tips for your job search.
- Reference the NPL Job Search & Resume Guide for tips and resources like these:
When looking for a job, consider these factors:
- Assume that finding a job will take days or weeks, and sometimes months, so plan accordingly.
- Plan to spend 40+ hours each week in job hunting (if you are unemployed).
- Network with friends, family members, and other people you have known who have jobs.
- Tailor your résumé to the job you are seeking; revise it according to the job requirements.
- Seek out potential employers in your interest areas.
- Research the employer and know something about them when you ask questions during the interview.
- If using a career counselor, don’t limit yourself to just one. Each can offer different perspectives.
For more of these tips, online resume resources, job listing websites, job search books and community resources, view the NPL Job Search & Resume Guide and check out this great article from Mashable: 4 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out.