Access to Career Transitions ends Thursday, June 28, so please copy any information you've entered by then! A few alternatives are listed on http://sjpl.org/databases#Care and http://sjpl.org/employment.
Are you looking for a job? Could you be considering a new direction professionally? Career Transitions is an excellent database available from San José Public Library. You can access it at your local branch or via your own internet service at home. You just need your library card and pin number.
You can discover things you'd like to potentially do by taking the guided Interest Assessment survey. This is easy. All you do is select: Like, Dislike, or I Don't Know to a number of inquiries regarding your interests. (This takes approximately 10 minutes) From your responses you will receive ratings in different career areas. By clicking on one of these categories you can get an idea of what options are available and what level of preparedness is involved. Input states you'd consider for job opportunities and find out what the future forecast is in any given field.
Career Transitions also offers: Resume Preparation, How to Improve My Chances, and the ability to conduct job searches by title and location. Resources are available for the unemployed. This database and other resources are available at your local library branch. Stop in and Check Us Out!
Career Transitions has many useful features such as Discover My Interests, Explore Careers, Prepare Resume, Improve My Chances and Find Jobs. You can pick and choose what you want to do with this database. If you choose to simply create a resume, then you just proceed to the Prepare Resume tab. You will be prompted to enter your information to create your own resume. It is easy to use and if you need additional guidance, there are video clips explaining each step of the way.
I fully tested the Prepare Resume feature recently and I was impressed with the resume I created using this database. The Find Jobs functionality also made the cut. I did not have to go far or to switch gears to search for jobs. It was extremely convenient. In this day and age, I was pleasantly surprised to find a list of job openings resulting from my search. Of course, it depends on the industry and the area of the search.
I highly recommend this wonderful free resource to you. You will need a valid library card and a pin number to access Career Transitions and other similar resources from home. If you would like us to walk you through it, we would be more than happy to help. You can visit your local library, call or email us.
Whatever one might say about our local economy, one thing is for sure ... it is in constant change and transition. There is a new database that is especially designed for those seeking a new job, Career Transitions, and it has been added to the San Jose Public Library collection of databases (located in the Research section). This great resource is from Gale Publishers and it will take you through a job search step by step in a systematic approach. It will help you assess your strengths and interests and help you explore new career opportunities. You can also prepare a resume in six easy steps and download or email it. This is a totally free database, although first time users will need to create an account. If you are looking for that perfect job, you've got to check out this resource.