Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Career Resources at the Library

Looking for a job or making a career change? The library has many resources to assist you. In particular, the Westchester Library System subscribes to two databases: Job & Career Accelerator (a comprehensive online job search system), and Learning Express (a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series.) Job and Career Accelerator puts job seekers on the fast track to getting hired with courses in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and more. Learning Express will show you how to improve your interviewing skills, how to use social networking for career success, and how to create a better resume and cover letter. There are also practice tests for law enforcement, nursing, civil service, electrician, plumbing, and teaching exams. In addition to these databases, the library frequently adds new titles to our Job Resources section in the library. Some of the newest titles include:

►Before and after resumes: how to turn a good resume into a great one: includes over 500 careers, keywords and phrases, sample designs, online resumes
►Ace your teacher interview: 149 fantastic answers to tough interview questions
►Competency-based interviews: How to master the tough interview style used by the Fortune 500s
►Job savvy: how to be a success at work
►Entrepreneurship quizzes: 12 easy tests to help you become successfully self-employed
►AARP great jobs for everyone 50+: Finding work that keeps you happy and healthy and pays the bills
►150 best jobs for the military-to-civilian transition
►Before and after resumes: How to turn a good resume into a great one; includes over 500 careers, key words and phrases, sample designs, online resumes
►The $100 start-up: Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and make a new future
►The two hour job search: Using technology to get the right job faster
You may place a hold for these, or check the online catalog for similar titles by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Panda Bear Cake

Check out this incredible cake, made by a patron using one of our cake pans, which  are available to borrow (as are cookie cutter kits, knitting kits, and crochet kits.) If you'd like to share photos of the projects you make using one of these circulating kits, please email photos to somers@wlsmail.org.