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Searching for Work


London Public Library Employment Resource Centers, (ERCs) are closing! Today, June 23, 2012 we say goodbye to the ERCs at Beacock, Pond Mills and Westmount. On July 7, ERCs at Central library, Crouch and Jalna branches will cease to exist as well.

Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

You have applied for several positions and now have been contacted for an interview.  Consider some of the following job interview mistakes to avoid before that important day arrives.

1. You don't show up on time or don't show up at all.  Be considerate of the interviewer's time and arrive a few minutes early on the day and time you are scheduled.


Career Cruising

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Are you a career changer or need help determining what career best matches your current skills? Still in school but wondering what direction your career will go in the future?

Let Career Cruising be your guide! This self-assessment package offers tools to assist you:


Do you ever wonder why some cover letters and resumes get noticed while others end up in the trash?  Is yours a trash-dweller or a shining example of the perfectly written resume?  Books tell you one thing, the Internet says another.  Searching for work is frustrating, so come and find out the real answers from real HR professionals.  They’re the ones reviewing your documents, so why not get some practical answers? 

Ways to Find a Job in Tough Times

It is more important than ever to set yourself apart to secure that job during these tough economic times.  Preparation, a clear plan of action, resilience and optimism are crucial factors to create a more productive job search.  Here are a few ways to find a job in tough times:

1.  Always have an updated resume.  This allows you to take advantage of opportunities as soon as you learn about them.

2.  Don't limit your search to only "available" positions.  Spend time researching companies and make connections with people who work there.

How to Land That Summer Job – Networking Skills for Teens

How to land That Summer Job - Networking Skills for Teens. Summer is just around the corner and school is coming to an end. It is time to think about a Summer Job! Your Summer Job is not only quick cash. Besides experience, it will help you develop valuable skills in order to keep the job during the school year and obtain a full time position after you graduate. Join us to learn esential networking skills that will help you score a sweet summer job. Increase your confidance, enhance your leadership skills, and learn the top 5 things you need to know about job hunting in 2012.

Strategies for Getting Your Next Job




This week the federal job bank is back online after being shut down for two weeks due to a security breach.  Many job seekers were frustrated and didn’t know what to do with the job bank off line.  

Shadow Boxing : Sparring With the Emotions of Job Loss

Are you feeling frustrated with your job search, or having difficulty coping with the loss of a job?  Join representatives from the Daya Counselling Centre in London as they help guide you back in the right direction. 

Sensible Strategies for On the Job Success

She’s coming back!  Come join us as we welcome Jan Cottle of Etiquette London on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm.  She’ll be conducting a free

Need Help With Your Job Search?

The London community offers numerous free services (including employment counseling), programs, and resources for job seekers.  Information on the agencies and the services they offer can be found on the Library's Searching for Work webpage.

You'll find a variety of workshops on numerous topics, ranging from Basic Word Processing to Introductory and Advanced Social Media Workshops.  Workshops vary in length from half a day to a week.