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Searching for Work

Cover Letters

Writing a good cover letter is often the most difficult part of the application process. What information is expected? How can I promote myself properly? Is a cover letter really necessary?

#1 Interview Tip

Recently Jan Cottle of Etiquette London facilitated a workshop here at the library.  She’s a regular guest of ours, so if you missed her this time, keep your eyes peeled for her next session.  During her latest visit she discussed job interview etiquette. 

Highly Effective Networking

Highly effective networkingDo you agree that networking is the best and / or only way to find a job during difficult economic times such as a recession?  How important is it in today’s job search? Is it about what you know or who you know? Or it is simply how and who you network? How do you use a small network of people to reach insiders and hiring managers? How do you reach and talk to decision makers before the actual job opening is posted?

How to get a great job

book cover imageFinding a “great job” takes time and effort, plus a few tricks up your sleeve.

How to get a great job

Finding a “great job” takes time and effort, plus a few tricks up your sleeve. A great job is one you really like, or has great pay and a marvelous work environment. To get to this stage were you have this type of job; there are some steps you have to follow. These are the 6Ps of an intelligent job search. First, you need to find your Passion, and then get a Positive attitude before you dive in.

"The Google Resume : How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google or Any Top Tech Company"

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A great publication from Gayle Laakmann McDowell, "The Google Resume", is what some believe to be the bible on how to success


Clients often ask if they should include volunteer work on their resumes and in most cases, the answer is yes! A recent blog entry from LinkedIn  gives some compelling reasons to add your volunteer work to your resume,so let's take a look at them, as well as a few others.