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 >>

Adulting 101: How to Write a Check

Adulting 101 – tips for young adults (or those of us who may need a refresher!) With so many transactions being performed online, do you need a reminder on how to fill out a physical check?  Or perhaps this is your first time?  No problem!  Learn how by watching Kim from the Public Library of… read more >>

Introduction to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional social media platform.  This is where you can go to connect with business colleagues, network yourself, search for work, conduct research on various companies, showcase your business or products.  LinkedIn is essentially the new resume.  This profile can provide an in-depth insight of who you are, what you do, and what you have accomplished.  You can connect… 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>