- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Reference USA now offers job listings through Indeed.com. So now when you look up a business it will show any job listings that are available. This is a nice new feature for those of you that use Reference USA in your job search.
Wednesday Family Story Time. We are happy to announce the return of Wednesday night Family Story Time in February. Family Story Time is a great way for parents and children to enjoy stories, music, rhymes and activities together. Join us any Wednesday night at 6:30 starting February 1.
eReaders. Did you get a Nook, or a Kindle, or another electronic reading device for Christmas? Or did you already have one that you haven’t quite figured out how to use yet? Why not bring it in this Saturday, January 28, to our ereader “petting zoo.” Library staff will be on hand to show you how to access the library’s ever growing selection of ebooks using whichever ereader you own.
Job Seekers. Adults in the area who are job hunting may be interested to know that we have a Job Seekers Support Group that meets once a month in the library. Everyone is welcome to attend and share job search tips and strategies. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Community Room, 9:45-11:00 am. Please note that the library is closed at program time so please plan to enter the building from the Community Room door adjacent to the parking lot.
A Compliment. We are always happy to hear kind words about our services and our building. Most recently a customer complimented us on our Children’s Room. She said it was the best one she had ever seen. She particularly like all the face out displays on the wall. If you haven’t noticed this before, please come in and check it out. We hope you’ll like it too.
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
Being unemployed can be overwhelming. Your local library offers many resources to help you during this difficult time. Check out the Job Seekers Support Group that meets at Santa Teresa Library to share leads, network and support one another. The Biblioteca Latinoamericana branch offers a Job Searching at the Library Class on Thursdays from 1p to 3p. These are just two of many job search workshops that we offer at SJPL. Go to our monthly calendar and browse the Jobs & Career section.
Remember that you can access the Career Transitions database and other Online Resources for Job Seekers with your library card.
Job Seekers please note: Work2future, the local one-stop career center, is closing it's Parkmoor San Jose location as of August 31st. Effective September 6th 2011, job seekers will need to go to the following locations:
Well, the Hillview Branch Library is offering a workshop on job searching on Saturday, June 4th from 2pm - 3pm. You will have the opportunity to learn what online resources (databases, job related weblinks and other electronic resources) and print materials the library offers to help in your job searching.
Take advantage of this opportunity to find out what Free resources and tools you can find in the library that will help you in a successful job search.
Are you looking for a job, or are you planning to begin a job search soon? If so, how strong are your telephone interviewing skills? Telephone screening is becoming an ever more important component in hiring decisions so the better you are at putting yourself across in a phone interview, the higher your chances of landing a new job.
Santa Teresa Library is pleased to offer a 2-hour workshop on telephone interview skills with B.J. King on Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. (Please note: the program will begin before the library opens. Plan to enter the library through the Community Room door adjacent to the parking lot.)
B.J. King, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and life/career coach, has been influencing job seekers, corporate employees and friends to explore ideal careers and create plans to achieve their dreams for over sixteen years. Her workshop will focus on the following questions:
Please join us for this informative session and also mark your calendar for June 20, when one of our San Jose librarians will be demonstrating the job seeking resources available through the library’s website. This program will begin at 11:00 am in the library’s Tech Room.
For additional job seeking support, consider joining the Santa Teresa Library’s Job Seekers Support Group which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. Please contact the library at (408) 808-3068, for more information.