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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 >>

Back to Work: Ohio Means Jobs – Save an Occupation

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Last week, we took the Ohio Means Jobs Guided Tour through the Career Profile. Let’s once again go to the Ohio Means Jobs account page by clicking here and then clicking “Sign In“, which you will see in the upper right corner by the backpack. Now that you are signed back in, Click on “Take the Guided Tour.”… read more >>

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 >>

What is an Apprenticeship?

Wait, what is apprenticeship? Simply put, the definition of an apprenticeship is a paid period of training that allows you to learn a skill or particular set of skills. Apprenticeships are available over a wide choice of industries and sectors. Apprenticeships can be called “the other 4-year degree”, as they offer an alternative to a… read more >>

Interviewing for Jobs

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What is a job interview? A job interview is an interview consisting of a conversation between a job applicant and a representative of an employer which is conducted to assess whether the applicant should be hired. Interviews are one of the most popularly used devices for employee selection. Source: Wikipedia Tips on how to conduct an awesome interview Ohio Means Jobs has a… read more >>

Cover Letters

WHAT IS A COVER LETTER? A cover letter is a marketing document.  It is a letter you write to a potential employer outlining and detailing your skills and accomplishments.  Most importantly the letter should tell a potential employer what you can do for them. In fact, most of the letter should be about them and what they need from you.  It should be… read more >>

References for Resumes

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WHAT ARE REFERENCES? Job references are validations from people who can tell other people about yourself.  They can provide proof that you are a competent individual.  People are more likely to trust another person telling them that you are a great and productive worker.  A reference is someone who’s willing to confirm what you did, when you did it, and… read more >>