- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Are you struggling with finding the local jobs? Open your eyes wide, and why don’t you look for the global jobs or the nationwide jobs? Have a big dream to work in the United Nations or in the Federal Government.
San Jose Public Library Collections:
In a new edition of the classic career guide, What Color is your Parachute? 2012, Richard Bolles advises urgently, “Attitude is everything. But periodically attitudes need to be re-examined, and rethought. In this case, we must learn what attitudes are necessary for survival in this new world. Basically, they are: learning that what got you here, won't necessarily get you there; learning to focus on what is withinyour power, not what is not; learning to always seek alternatives, for everything you do; learning to pay more attention to the world around you and the world within you; learning to be inventive even in everyday tasks; learning to seek out a supportive community while job-hunting; and learning there is meaning to everything.” With this perspective, he shows readers the pathway of survival job-hunting step by step. His book is also available as a downloadable ebook from the library.
For preview, Chapter 2 of the book is published online as Survival Skills You Most Need in Today’s World. A reprint of this article as “Survival Skills” is also available on Academic Search Complete database (accessible only with your library card # and pin code.) For other databases on jobs and vocational counseling, please visit the Library page on Employment (A library card is required to logon.)
Job Seekers Support Group
(The 3rd Wednesday of each month)
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM in the Santa Teresa Community Room
Adults in the San Jose area who are job hunting might be interested to know that we have a Job Seekers Support Group that meets once a month at the Santa Teresa library. Everyone is welcome to attend and share job search tips and strategies.
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.
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
Are you interested in exploring new career options? You are welcome to join B. J. King to embark on your journey on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Edenvale Branch Library Community Room.
Now is the perfect time to explore important questions about your job search:
What kind of job do I REALLY want?
Do I want to change careers?
What is the perfect career for me?
What is my passion?
Other job and career oriented programs that the Edenvale Branch Library offers are:
Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesdays from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Are you looking for a job? Could you be considering a new direction professionally? Career Transitions is an excellent database available from San José Public Library. You can access it at your local branch or via your own internet service at home. You just need your library card and pin number.
You can discover things you'd like to potentially do by taking the guided Interest Assessment survey. This is easy. All you do is select: Like, Dislike, or I Don't Know to a number of inquiries regarding your interests. (This takes approximately 10 minutes) From your responses you will receive ratings in different career areas. By clicking on one of these categories you can get an idea of what options are available and what level of preparedness is involved. Input states you'd consider for job opportunities and find out what the future forecast is in any given field.
Career Transitions also offers: Resume Preparation, How to Improve My Chances, and the ability to conduct job searches by title and location. Resources are available for the unemployed. This database and other resources are available at your local library branch. Stop in and Check Us Out!