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Judy Jones

Judy is a certified Career Facilitator. She has worked with many patrons over the past four years assisting them in writing effective resumes and cover letters. She has guided individuals through the online job application process and has helped them register for Ohio Means Jobs. If you need assistance or would like to send her your resume for review, please email her at jjjones@libraryvisit.org. If you would like to call her to book an appointment, please call 330-744-8636. Judy in also an avid Anglophile! She likes to read British History, fiction and non-fiction, likes to watch TV shows and movies related to British History and often likes to pick at the historical accuracy of such shows.

The Latest From Judy Jones

Mayflower Day, September 16

Mayflower II historic sailing ship on ocean

On September 16, 1620, 102 passengers set sail from Plymouth England.  Many boarded the ship in the hope of finding a new land where they could practice their religion freely away from the persecution of King James in England. Some were more interested in the North American trade market and better living opportunities.  The living conditions on the Mayflower ship were horrid.  They were ill-prepared and did not… read more >>

Resume Advice

Photo of copies of a resume on desk with plants and laptop

What is my clear job target?  General resumes don’t work, so nail down what you want to do and be as specific as possible.  What is my unique skill set?  Work to identify your unique strengths in relation to the job you are applying for.  Demonstrate your abilities with quantifiable examples of success instead of… read more >>

Celebrate National Girlfriend Day, August 1!

Two girl friends laughing and embracing each other

August 1 is the day to celebrate your female friends!  What better way to celebrate “Girl Power” than to watch movies and read insightful books on friendship.  Tell your sisters, best friends, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, co-workers, and transgender friends how important they are to you! Girlfriends make us laugh, they share, encourage, and advise you.  They can also be there to lend a sympathetic hand and may tell us what… read more >>

Dress for Success

Asian woman across table from another person in a job interview

Determining how people perceive you will have a positive effect on your career and your mental state.   When you get that job interview, it is important that you wear the proper attire because you want to make ta great first impression.  I have outlined some basic guidelines on how you should dress for a job… read more >>

60th Birth Anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales

The Diana Princess Of Wales Memorial Walk

Lady Diana was loved by many people around the world.  Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer.  Her father was John Spencer, and her mother was Frances Ruth Roche.  Diana’s lineage goes back 500 years.  Diana’s grandparents were invited to live at Park House in the 1930s by King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II attended Frances… read more >>

How to Read a Job Description

job description and rscope of work - many uses in the HR industry

When applying for jobs, a well written job description is what attracts someone to a particular job.  The job description should paint a picture of the place and may tell the reader about the work environment, the company culture, required skills, responsibilities and qualities they expect from a candidate. Below are some valuable links that… read more >>

Want to Create a Quick Resume?

Photo of copies of a resume on desk with plants and laptop

The library has a few resources to help you with resume writing. We have all of them linked on our Career Resources webpage under the heading of Resume Writing. The resource which is the quickest for creating resumes, gives great helpful tips on what to put in all the sections on a resume, has versatility in switching between resume… read more >>

Resume, no experience

Asian woman across table from another person in a job interview

How to get experience so you can add things to your resume!  Participate in animal rescue Volunteer at a local shelter Work with a local charity Volunteer at the hospital Create your own web/social/vlog/blog/YouTube media site Play sports such as basketball, football, cheerleading, yoga, hiking, tennis or swimming Work at a Renaissance Fair Create a… read more >>

Writing Strong and Effective Resumes and Cover Letters

Photo of copies of a resume on desk with plants and laptop

Hello PLYMC Community: We at the library want to keep in touch with the community and give advice on the job search process and make it easier for people to visit one place to get all of their questions answered.  Judy is a certified Career Facilitator.  She has worked with many patrons over the past… read more >>