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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

Back to Work! Bright Outlook with High Demand

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New Job Opportunities are growing rapidly!  Are you thinking about what kind of high demand careers are out there?  Do you want to understand what knowledge, skills, personality, technological skills, and abilities you must possess for certain careers?  Some of the most popular jobs in that are in high demand in Ohio are:  Actuaries  Arbitrators,… read more >>

Back to Work! Hard Skills & Soft Skills

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What are hard and soft skills?   Hard skills are more tangible, they give a specific type of technical knowledge, whereas soft skills refer to more of a personality trait. I have provided examples below: Examples of Hard Skills:  High School Diploma College Degree Certificate Massage Therapy Management Grad School Foreign Language Software knowledge Microsoft Word… read more >>

Destination OHIO! Ohio’s Castles

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Castles in Ohio?  You bet!  Take a virtual tour of these lovely buildings and trails.     Glamorgan Castle Glamorgan Castle Glamorgan consists of Italian Renaissance and French Empire architectural styles and is built of Vermont marble.  For more history, visit https://www.glamorgancastle.com/history. Alliance, OH  Franklin Castle Franklin Castle Franklin Castle was built in the Queen Anne style.  It is… read more >>

Back to Work!

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Looking for work?  Visit these job boards! Visit local listings! Local Job Boards City of Youngstown  Job NOW (WKBN)  Ohio Means Jobs TribToday Jobs National Job Boards Career Builder Career Jet  Dice  Indeed  Jobvertise  Linkup  Mashable Job Board Snag-a-Job USA Jobs Zip Recruiter  Local Job Listings Administrative Administrative Assistant (Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority)  Office Assistant (Home Care Agency-part-time) Office Manager (Windsor… read more >>

Dealing with Difficult People

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Let’s face it, we all deal with difficult people.  We deal with them at home, with friends, and in the main–stream public.  We also deal with difficult people at work—that is your co-workers, your boss, customers, and yes, even colleagues you may get along with. It is important to learn the interpersonal skills you need when faced with difficult situations and people;… read more >>

Conflict Competence in the Workplace

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Conflict in work situations is inevitable.  When you can regulate your emotions and respond instead of reacting to certain situations, your capacity to manage conflicts in the workplace will be more effective.  It requires hard work and good practice for one to gain the necessary skills to improve conflict competence.  Below are some tips for understanding conflict: … read more >>