The Library as a Job Search Resource

The economy has ruined a lot of household budgets. Consumers are cutting expenses any way they can including the cancellation of cable TV, the internet and their phone lines. They cuts are being made out of necessity. Sometimes it becomes a choice between their luxuries or having food on the table. Unfortunately if you are searching for a job you can be at a disadvantage if you don’t have internet. One of the places that people are looking into are the local libraries. They have a wealth of information and computers that will allow you to complete a job search. Some even have computer programs that allow you to complete a resume from scratch. Libraries are seeing a surge in their traffic because of the economy.

Librarians can also provide assistance in a number of other ways. They can guide you to certain books and resources about interviewing, how to dress for an interview, career advice and government test taking. They have an extensive knowledge about all of the things you will need to make your job search much more effective. Using a library computer can help you search for jobs, find information on interview questions, as well as questions to ask during an interview. Whatever you are looking for in terms of your job search the library is probably going to be able to assist you. If you can’t find what you are looking for a librarian will be more than happy to assist you.

Some companies and organizations will only allow you to apply for a job online so it becomes a necessity to have internet access.

For those not computer savvy you may be able to enroll in a computer class at the library that teaches you the basics.

If you decide to go to a library you may want to have your agenda all mapped out. When you come in completely prepared you can tell a librarian exactly what you want to accomplish and they will be able to assist you and steer you to the resources that will allow you to have the most success. This helps you to operate more efficiently and effectively and it helps you cut down on the amount of time you need to spend on your job search.

Never underestimate the value of your library.

You can also check out DVD’s and CD’s for movies and games. Just make sure you return them within the allotted time so that you are not charged fee.

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