Out of work? Need a higher paying job?
Need to relocate? Need a change of pace?
This page is designed to help in your search for a new job or, perhaps, a new occupation. Listed below are links to some of the web’s most reliable and useful job search and occupational resources. Please note that some of the books listed are reference only and cannot be checked out of the library. As always, if you need help, please talk with a circulation librarian or call 367-1902 ext. 211.
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Tips for successful job hunting
There are many different ways for individuals seeking employment to find a new job, with the best approach being to try many different options simultaneously. Among the best avenues for getting back into the workforce are the following:
- Talk to personal contacts, including friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, teachers and former co-workers to learn about jobs that may not be advertised.
- Directly contact employers you are interested in working for, even if they do not have current job openings listed.
- Check with professional associations for employment information, including career planning assistance, educational programs, job listings and job placement.
- Contact school career planning and placement offices, which often provide alumni with career counseling, listings of available job openings and workshop opportunities to develop skills such as interviewing and resume writing.
- Use internet message boards to network with others in your profession about career advice or available positions.
- Apply for volunteer opportunities to gain experience and meet with potential employers.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Some church ministries also provide assistance to unemployed as well.
HERE ARE LINKS TO LOCAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL JOB SEARCH SITES AND RESOURCES:
Local Employment Resources:
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008
Occupational Books Atchison Library
Occupational Books NExpress Libraries
The Riley Guide to Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet