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Searching for Work

Have an Interview and Need Help Now?

Whether or not you have time to visit your branch library you have access to great information about interviews on the library's website right from your home computer!

Accessing the Digital Catalogue, clicking on 'Business & Careers' in the 'eBook Nonfiction' menu displays a large selection of eBooks ready to be checked out.  For example, doing a simple search using "interview" as your keyword and selecting "Only show titles with copies available" will give you a good list of eBooks all about interviews that could be downloaded to your computer or laptop within minutes.

Information Interviews and how they can work for your job search

Information Interviews and how they can work for your job search

You might have heard the term “information interview” recently and wondered how it differs from a regular job interview. Basically, this kind of interview is a meet and greet with a potential employer.

Does your resume warrant a second look?

Do you ever wonder why employers are not calling you, after mailing, dropping off and/ or faxing hundreds of resumes?One reason might be that what you are doing is mass mailing; sending “Junk Mail”, like the one which you receive everyday in your mailbox or e-mail; and you discard without reading! 

Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads

For those who are currently in post secondary school or about to graduate, there is a publication from Louise M.

What about a summer job?

Are you thinking about taking a summer job? Employers are already posting seasonal positions, and if you want to have several jobs to choose from, it's best you start looking sooner rather than later. But how can you track down and get the job you want? Here are a few hints that will help you with your search.

So your partner's between jobs...

It could be for any number of reasons; relocation, layoffs, finally giving the boss that telling-off he really deserved.

Whatever the situation, here you are.

Thank you! Another successful ERC Annual Forum

Update: As of July 7, 2012  all Employment Resource Centres closed at London Public Library. We continue to help with information and tools to assist your search for work. Find out more.

LearningExpress has the answer... and the questions!

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers practice tests, exercises,

Tips for an Initial Interview Phone Call

Recently, it is becoming more common for hiring committees to conduct initial screening interviews over the phone.

My tips for an effective initial phone interview are

1) It is important to prepare for a telephone interview just as you would for a regular interview

2) Arrangements for the interview are done usually in advance by email or short phone call. If possible use a landline phone. Make sure that sources of interruption will not be present. Keep a glass of water nearby.

Tips for an effective Cover Letter are:

A cover letter can seal the deal and get the employer’s attention to your resume. This potentially gives you a better chance to discuss your credentials with interviewer.

My tips for an effective cover letter are: