- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Frustrated with your job search? Interested in new resume-building resources available at the library?
Then "knock out" your competition by using the Career Transitions online resource to prepare your resume.
You are invited to learn how to build a resume that packs a punch at our 1-hour workshop on Tuesday, February 28, at 1:00 PM at the Edenvale Branch Library.
Please bring to the workshop your current resume or, if you have no resume, bring all your contact information, job experience, and educational experience to begin building your resume online with Career Transitions.
This workshop requires Pre-Registration, and seating is limited.
Please sign up as soon as possible by calling the library at 408-808-3036 or by stopping by the library's Information Desk.
Are you searching for a job? Here are some helpful web pages.
Resources for Job Seekers from the sjpl.org website
Teen College and Job Resources from the sjpl.org website
Work2Future a helpful local organization
Indeed a search tool
Interviewing from monster.com
Research and Homework from the sjpl.org website
A coalition of local workforce development agencies including work2future put out a study in July about Silicon Valley's tech industry and it's workforce. The 119 page study titled Silicon Valley in Transition: Economic and Workforce Implications in the Age of iPads, Android Apps, and the Social Web highlights a lot of interesting points, however the most valuable are the recommendations for tech industry job seekers. The study found that employers are struggling to find qualified job candidates and seek employees who are flexible, adaptable, and can learn quickly rather than someone who is just technically skilled. Employers are looking for people that can work in teams and have experience at larger, well-known companies. If this is not you, don't worry the report gives job hunting/resume tips for older job seekers, long time unemployed job seekers, and job seekers from other industries looking for jobs in tech. You don't have to read the whole 119 page study, although you are welcome to! I suggest you skim through, read the highlights, particularly if you are a tech industry job seeker.
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.