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Micro-Credentials and Badges

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As the world advances with the evolution of fast-moving technology, humans must adapt quickly, especially in the work and career environment.  Micro-credentials are becoming the reality for many students and adults.  It is vitally important to upskill or reskill so that you stay relevant and qualify for jobs that pay you an affordable living wage.   What are… read more >>

Resume Advice

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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 >>

Dress for Success

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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 >>

How to Read a Job Description

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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?

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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 >>

LinkedIn Learning is Here!

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As of May 6th, our library has now transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great educational resource, the successor to Lynda.com. There are thousands of video-based online courses freely available to all Ohio library cardholders. These courses cover the broad categories of Business, Technology, and Creativity.  You will find anything from accounting courses to computer courses to playing… read more >>

Resume, no experience

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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 >>

Mometrix eLibrary for Job Seekers

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Let’s take a look at the newest online resource available to those looking for new jobs: Mometrix eLibrary.  This is a resource which will help people study for almost any required standardized test or career test that is available. You can prepare for a high school equivalency exam, studying for the GED or the HiSET. For those getting ready for college, there is study… read more >>

Writing Strong and Effective Resumes and Cover Letters

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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 >>