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New Library Books for Job Seekers

October 26, 2016 by


The Episodic Career

The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption by Farai Chideya
Profiling the rich, the poor, and people from every strata in between, Chideya seeks to understand the many kinds of work we do–for example, not just job fields, but whether we seek to build institutions or seek social change while earning money. In addition, Chideya provides a self-diagnostic tool to help you find your work/life “sweet spot.” You’ll see how different types of people have navigated their careers and forged their own paths even in times of hardship.

The Job Search Navigator

The Job Search Navigator: an Expert’s Guide to Getting Hired, Surviving Layoffs, and Building Your Career by Matt Durfee
A guide to successful job searching, with expert advice from executives, recruiters, and the author, based on his extensive personal experience.  Includes chapters on the art and science of networking and acing the interview.

Modernize Your Resume

Modernize Your Resume: Get Noticed…Get Hired by Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark
Based on today’s real-world job search trends, Modernize Your Resume shows job seekers how to craft a winning resume to meet the complexities of today’s highly competitive and technologically driven employment market. Readers will learn to write tight, lean, clean, and laser-focused content to keep readers engaged; integrate keywords that are vital to being found online; and capture attention with a distinctive design.  Includes 80+ sample resumes.

Would a Part-Time Job Work for You?

October 19, 2016 by

Looking to bring home some extra income? Or work while the kids are at school? Part time jobs can be your answer! Seasonal help is one way to go, or maybe working weekends throughout the year. There are various part-time jobs and each job comes with its own distinctive responsibilities.

Here are some pointers to take into consideration while looking for a part-time job:

Expect unpredictable hours:

As a part-timer it is a sure bet that you will be working different hours every day. It may also require you to work weekends and holidays. Showing your flexibility with a varying schedule and your willingness to work odd hours can come in handy when you’d like to transition into a full-time position.

Know your worth:

An underpaid worker may find his job boring and as a result your performance might reflect this indifference. Most part-time jobs are paid hourly wages. Figuring out what you deserve to earn can help decide whether you want to stay in this job or look for something new. If you have a good track record and have established a solid commitment to your job, you can always ask for a raise.

Pay attention to Geography:

If you are working two jobs, make sure your commutes aren’t long in order to avoid stress. By doing so, you’ll get more time to rest at home. You could also find a part-time job working from home. This has a double edged advantage- saving money on gas and enjoying the privacy of your home.

Keep Searching:

Many professionals work shorter hours because they can’t find full-time positions yet. It’s beneficial to keep working the part-time hours while devoting 15 minutes each day to search for a job.

Beef up your resume:

Having a part-time job while still in school or college will help boost your resume. Learning to be responsible and developing financial skills will always serve you well for life.

Make the most of your part-time job:

If your job brings you happiness, you can continue to develop your skills. But if you are unhappy, look for other jobs that better meet your needs. While at work make each day different and interesting.

Part-time jobs can give you a lot of fulfillment. These jobs can lead to promotions which in turn brings more stability and income in the future.

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