Beyond the Job Posting

There are many sites where you can look for job postings, but what can you do to stand out in the job search? Use library resources of course! We have lots of ways to help.

Books to Build Your Professional Persona

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Thinking of changing careers and don't know where to start? Looking to enhance your leadership skills? Use these resources for a little self discovery and learn your professional strengths and weaknesses.

This classic job search book includes a self inventory to help you identify your best career fit.

Using the Strengths Finder personality profile, this book takes a deeper dive into understanding how you interact with others and how you can harness your strengths in the workplace.

This bestselling book provides step by step techniques for cultivating positive habits both at work and at home.

Use this book to identify your emotional intelligence and develop strategies for improving your self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management.

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Online Resources

JobNow is great place to start. You'll find resume, cover letter and interview tips. You'll also find plenty of information on a variety of professions to help you explore your career options and see what fits.

Once you've applied for a job you can research the company to be prepared for your interview and impress your potential boss.

ReferenceUSA can help you get to know the companies where you want to work. You can shine with the knowledge you find – what they do, who the top executives are, what their performance is, and who their competitors are.

Using Lynda.com and Learning Express Library will refresh your knowledge of software, technology and coding languages. This is useful not only if your job is in one of those fields, but also if you need to brush up on Word, Excel or other software products you will use on the job. 

So search for your new job with the confidence that you have the knowledge you need to succeed.

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