There is nothing like the sweet relief that comes at end of the semester. But wait … there is also the looming job search. And sometimes job searching can seem like more of a momentous task than taking a test or writing a paper. Your local public or college library can help make your job search easier and more productive. Look for these books to get you started on your career search, writing your resume, and interviewing.
50 Best Jobs for Your Personality
By Laurence Shatkin
What Color is Your Parachute?
By Richard Bolles
Gallery of Best Resumes
By David F. Noble
Knock ‘Em Dead Cover Letters
By Martin Yate
Succeeding at Interviews in a Week
By Alison Straw and Mo Shapiro
Job Search Databases
At most libraries, you will be able to access job searching databases. The Harmony Library, where I work, offers a dynamic job searching tool— A to Z database. Looking for an accounting job? Get a list of accounting firms in Fort Collins to send you résumé to. Interested in sending a résumé to a certain company? Find information about the company, including names and some email addresses of executives.
See a friendly librarian at your library to find out how library databases can help you with your job search.