News from NOPL: Feb. 16

The Northern Onondaga Public Libraries have many resources to assist you in your job search. Most employers offer online applications, and all three NOPL libraries have computers available to the public. The computers at Cicero and Brewerton do not have automatic time limits and so often can be used for as long as you need.

Some good websites to check are universe.jobs and cnyworks.com. Universe.jobs lists jobs by location or by job type worldwide. For example, you can look for all jobs in Syracuse, or for all nursing jobs in Tampa. To get started, click on the map and locate the state you are interested in, or click on one of the occupations at the bottom of the page. Once you have a listing of jobs, you can double click inside the search box for ways to refine your search. All listings link you directly to the employer's site where you can apply. Very cool! Cnyworks.com gives great advice on getting prepared for your job search. The library computers also have Microsoft Word 2007 so that you can create that perfect resume or cover letter.

Your libraries also have many books and DVDs to help you write your resume and cover letter or to give you tips for those dreaded interviews. Just ask any of the helpful librarians to find the perfect resource for you.

If you have little or no experience using a computer, the libraries offer a variety of classes on basic skills. These range from basic internet searching to basic word processing. Call one of the libraries today to schedule an appointment.

When you are searching for the perfect job, be sure to utilize the library online databases. You can access these from any library computer or from home with your library card and PIN number. Ask any librarian if you have questions. The databases include:

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