Looking to Make a Career Change?

Here are some things to consider! Do you need to change your career, or do you just need to change your job?  What I mean by this, if you are currently working somewhere where you like your position and what you do, then you probably just need to find a new company to work for. … read more >>

Networking Your Career

Networking must be part of our everyday professional career.   Networking is a time-consuming endeavor, but it is a necessary activity for one to make new contacts for business and long-term career growth.   People you can network with are people you already know, or people that you do not know and have yet to meet.   Places… 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

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

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 >>

Resumes: Objective vs Summary of Qualifications

JOB & CAREER BLOG ADVICE. Which one is better? A resume featuring a job objective or one featuring a summary of qualifications? In my opinion, a Summary of Qualifications section is much better than a Career Objective and I will tell you why. Job Objectives are typically one to two sentences that explain to a… read more >>

Unemployment Resources for Ohioans

As a state, Ohio was among the first to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously. Stay-at-home orders have prevented much of the workforce from operating normally, which has led to closures, furloughs, and layoffs.   If you have found yourself out of work and in need of unemployment benefits, these are some of the steps you can take. In fact, these links… read more >>

Job and Career Blog by Judy

Hello PLYMC Community: The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley presents a JOB & CAREER BLOG to assist you in searching for a job during the Coronavirus epidemic. We realize that during these times of uncertainty, people will be looking for jobs to make ends meet.  We are starting this blog as a way… read more >>