Blogs: Business

  • Working Together: Career Success in Multigenerational EnvironmentsGenerations at Work

    Much has been written about the “newness” of today’s multigenerational workplaces. For the first time in history, three or four different generations of employees are working alongside each other. As the world changes at a speed that gets faster all the time, different generations who aren’t always used to communicating with each other are suddenly co-workers and peers. The following works in the SJPL collection aim to help each generation in the mix find individual career success. Often a crucial part of that success comes from understanding co-workers from different generations, and getting past negative stereotypes about the other groups.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • If Your Job is Stressing You Out Anxious 9 to 5 book title

    Employment is a good thing, of course, but stress generally comes with it. Who has ever heard of a job that is 100%-stress-free? It might not even be possible. But too much job stress can damage a worker’s physical and mental health, and even lead to injuries, and that just doesn’t seem like it should be necessary.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:20 PM | Comments: 0
  • 2015 Top 10 Business Collection BooksCover of Launch

    In 2015, the San José Public Library's most checked out books from the Business collection were:
    Posted by: Yelena Giannuzzi on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 5:14 PM | Comments: 0
  • On Job Satisfaction: The Most Checked-Out Titles of 2015

    The library’s most checked-out career-related books of 2015 were mainly focused on the specific nuts and bolts of getting a particular job, such as creating a stellar resume or cover letter, nailing a job interview, or passing a professional exam.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Job Hunting During The Holiday SeasonHoliday lights

    The holiday season may not seem like an optimal time to find a job, but there are creative ways for job seekers to use this unique time of year to their advantage. For one thing, there’s less competition at this time of year.  Holiday parties can be viewed as opportunities for networking. There are seasonal volunteering opportunities that can be used as a chance to build skills and experience and connect with potential employers. These are just a few examples of the opportunities that arise as a New Year approaches.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 6:15 PM | Comments: 0