2009-07-24 / Community

Garden City Library Updates Job Corner

The Garden City Library has updated its job search titles for both the new job seeker as well as the career changer. The Job Corner, which is located at the entrance to the adult reference collection, offers up to date books on careers, resume writing, interviewing, and test preparation.

The Garden City Library has updated its job search titles for both the new job seeker as well as the career changer. The Job Corner, which is located at the entrance to the adult reference collection, offers up to date books on careers, resume writing, interviewing, and test preparation. What are The Best Jobs for the 21st Century? Did you know that there are 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs? The Garden City Public Library has updated its job search titles for both the new job seeker as well as the career changer. The Best Jobs for the 21st Century and 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs are just two of the new titles that were recently added to Library's Job Corner to help job seekers succeed in this difficult economic climate.

The Job Corner, which is located at the entrance to the adult reference collection, offers up to date books on careers, resume writing, interviewing, and test preparation. At home or in the Library, patrons can also click on the Job and Career Resources link on the home page of the catalog and access employment related titles that are available either in the Library or that can be interloaned to assist with job searches. The Library also keeps current lists of upcoming Nassau County and New York State civil service openings and tests. These lists are located on a table in front of the reference desk. In the Periodical Room, there are civil service employment publications including The Chief, and Federal Jobs Digest as well as the current issues of local and national newspapers with classified sections.

Career Databases Available 24/7

Whether you are looking for a first job or changing jobs, the Library offers a wealth of career resources at your fingertips 24 hours, seven days a week. Job seekers can take a skills' assessment test, explore different careers, develop a resume, or locate schools and financial aid sources to continue education by utilizing the "career" databases that are available through the Library's website, www.gardencitypl.org . Career Cruisin' and Coin Career Community are two databases that help job seekers match their interests and skills to explore future careers. New grads and career changers can utilize an online portfolio to save results from searches, create a career path, and also build a resume. A unique feature in Coin Career Community is a state data page which includes links to the New York State Department of Labor and Department of Education as well as other New York State job related sites.

The Library also offers patrons the opportunity to prepare for upcoming employment tests through The Learning Express Library. There are computer skills courses, GED preparation, and other adult skill building programs available through this database. In addition, students can prepare for the SAT and ACT as well as graduate school entrance exams.

Job candidates can research prospective employers to prepare for an interview by using the Community Resource Database as well as the business resource databases. Before the interview, applicants can also create, print, or email their resume in the Library's Computer Center. The Garden City Library has a wealth of free resources to assist job seekers in finding whatever materials are needed for their employment search.

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