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Job Interview Topics

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Have a job interview coming up?  Need to think about potential questions that may come your way?  How about what questions you should ask of your might-be employer.  Mega Interview is a website that covers in great detail by subject matter why a particular employer may be asking you a certain question and how you might answer… read more >>

Unemployment Compensation Fraud

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Unemployment Compensation Fraud: How to identify scams and help protect against them Unemployment fraud is when someone applied for unemployment using your name. Because of widespread identity theft and unemployment fraud throughout Ohio, hundreds of thousands of Ohioans have been affected. There are many ways it can affect you: You may end up owing taxes… read more >>

Virtual Employment Opportunities

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Working from home is becoming more of a reality since CV-19.  I have included many links that may enable one to find work remotely.  Following is a list of things that you must be familiar with and have possession of to consider working home remotely.  Computer that has a microphone and a webcam  Wired USB Headset  An email account with… read more >>

More Job Boards

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Do you find it challenging to find the job section on a company’s website?  Here is an extensive list of sites that will help you get to them quickly!  Acura of Boardman  Advance Auto Parts  Akron Children’s Hospital  Aldi  Amazon Jobs AT&T  Barnes and Noble Bath and Body Works Burlington Coat Factory  Coca-Cola Consolidated Dominion Energy  Gasser… read more >>

COVID-19 Journal Project

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The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County would like to encourage Mahoning Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through writing, drawings, photographs, or other methods of expression. Our library has a great Local History collection and we would like to create a journal of written or… read more >>

Back to Work – Researching Businesses for Job Seekers

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As you start applying for jobs, it’s a great idea to research the businesses to whom you are applying. This research can put you ahead of other jobseekers as your knowledge of the company will be clear when you send a coverletter and/or when you are being interviewed.  Plus, some online job applications have added a text box where they ask… read more >>

Back to Work – Gale eBooks for Job Seekers

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The past few weeks, we have covered the educational library resources which will help gain skills to add to your resume and pass tests in order to be hired at a job.  This week we will look at a resource which we have linked on the CAREER/OCCUPATION/VOCATIONAL INFORMATION part of the Career Resources webpage: Gale eBooks.  This… read more >>

Back to Work – Language Resources for Job Seekers

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The library has two great resources which job seekers can use to improve or gain language skills to add to your resume:  Mango Languages Transparent Language Online  Mango Languages has over 70 courses to choose from. Transparent Language Online has over 100 courses.  Both resources provide full language courses with lessons to work on reading, writing,… read more >>

Small Business Saturday

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Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday. After celebrating Thanksgiving, it is an American tradition to go shopping.  Lots of people like to get started early with their holiday shopping.  A number of stores even open the night of Thanksgiving (to some controversy).  The next day is famously (or perhaps infamously) known as Black Friday.  Black Friday is typically… read more >>

Back to Work with Universal Class

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With your PLYMC Library Card, Universal Class gives you access to 500 FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from academic skills to hobbies to general interest, with continuing education credits certified by the IACET.  All the courses are unlimited, instantaneous access. The one limit in Universal Class is that you can only actively work on… read more >>