Job Hunting at the Library

Our specially trained librarians are happy to offer assistance.

Checklist Before Applying for Jobs Online

  • Email address.
    • Almost all employers require an email address to apply for jobs. If you don't have one, go to Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com where you can get one for free.
  • Prepare your resume.
    • If you don't have your resume as an electronic document, create it. You can use the resume wizard in Microsoft Word to help you.
    • Monster.com suggestions
      career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/careers.aspx
    • Microsoft Word
      Microsoft Word comes with templates and sample documents that make it easy to set up a good-looking resumé. Just replace the sample text with your own information.
    • Adult Reference Staff
      Having trouble? Ask at your library's Information Desk for help with setting up your resumé. Direct help may be available as time permits.
  • Save your resume.
    • In addition to your finished Word file, save a copy of your resume as a plain text file. This can open on any computer, and will allow you to easily copy and paste your resume text into online application forms.
  • Keep your resume handy.
    • Make sure you can easily access your resume when needed. Carrying your resume files on a flash drive is recommended.

Find Books on Careers and Job Search

Search the Library's Catalog

www.henricolibrary.org/catalog

Select Subject from the drop-down box of search options. Enter search terms such as: Career Changes, Career Development, Cover Letters, Employment Interviewing, Job Hunting, Professions, Resumés, Vocational Guidance, and Occupations.

Also, try more specific terms relating to your occupation of interest. For example, if you are interested in nursing, try a subject search using the terms Vocational Guidance Nursing.

Browse the Shelves

Below are shelf locations where job-hunting materials can be found:

650.14 Resumés, cover letters, and interviewing
331.702 Occupations

Helpful Local Agencies

Spanish-Language Tools

  • Yahoo! en Español: Correo
    Free Yahoo! mail with a Spanish-language interface.
  • Buscando Trabajo
    Offers advice en Español for writing el currículum (resumé) and la carta de presentación (cover letter).
  • Print material at the library under call number 650.14

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