Second Week of Giveaways; Job Search Central

The Kenton County Public Library wants to help you with your job search, boost your resume and get you the computer skills you need.  We are giving away an eReader case, along with a $20 Amazon gift card (to possibly use on job search book or magazine), a bookmark on how to download free eBooks from the Library, a tote bag, library card holder and a cool cup! But first, let’s talk about some of the ways the Library can help with your job search.

Do you see yourself or a friend in any of the following scenarios?

  • Downsized professional?
  • Stay at home Mom returning to the paid workforce?
  • Thinking about changing careers?
  • Recent college graduate?
  • Senior looking for part-time work?
  • Skilled tradesman with no computer skills?
  • Looking to grow your current job skills?

Then think of the Kenton County Public Library as Job Search Central. The library has a myriad of resources available to aid you in your job search and help you grow your career skills. Turn to the library’s website to find the best and most up-to-date books on the job search hunt, career change, writing powerful resumes, composing strong cover letters and developing fresh interviewing skills. Our collection development staff ensures that the latest editions of “What Color Is Your Parachute?”  by Richard Nelson Bolles and “Knock’em Dead Resumes”  by Martin Yate are always available to library users. No two job seekers are alike, so resources are selected to serve the needs of job searchers in diverse situations. You can find both hard cover and eBooks on resume writing for executives, preparing for positions with the Federal government or seeking a new job out of prison. The website also has links to the most respected online help sites for resume writing and conducting research on posted positions. Consult a reference librarian at any of our three branches for the resources best suited to your personal situation.

This winter the library will offer a series of classes at the Erlanger Branch to jump start a job search. A Job Research Skills class will teach participants how to use Demographics Now, a Library online service, and other key resources to help find companies that are hiring, how to dig up data for interviews and pin-point appropriate contacts. Target Your Resume Workshop will feature a brief presentation on how to flesh out the critical skills posted in an open position in your field and streamlining your resume to clearly fulfill those needs. Individual resume help with a reference librarian will be available at the Covington Branch.

Social media sites are growing in prominence as conduits for job searches. If you missed the library’s recent class on How to Use LinkedIn, email Natalie Ruppert, Reference Librarian in Covington to schedule a 30 minute help session to learn how to effectively “network” via the site. If you know someone struggling to gain computer skills, the library also offers regular classes for First Time Computer Users plus classes on using Microsoft Office Suite including MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint at all three branches for free. Susan Rasche, Covington’s Computer Learning Center Coordinator offers limited individual computer help sessions.

The Library also offers online Self-Paced Software Classes and Occupation Practice Tests from Learning Express and Mango Foreign Language courses. You do need a free library card for some of these services. Save time, save money and get the support you need for your job search at the Kenton County Public Library today!”

Second Week of Giveaways:

Are you ready to enter the Week 2 Giveaway? To enter simply do one or all of the following and leave a separate comment IN THIS POST to be entered to win:

  1. Tell us how a librarian has helped you in the past.
  2. Follow the blog by hitting the “Follow” button and comment here that you did.
  3. Follow Kenton County Public Library on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
  4. Follow the Kenton County Public Library on Pinterest and leave a comment saying you did.

Easy, right? Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry on this post. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have to pick the prize up at the Erlanger, Covington or Durr Branch Library. The contest ends Monday, Dec. 17 at noon. The winner will be emailed and has 24 hours to respond. Good luck and happy holidays!

week 2 giveaway

This post was written by Natalie Ruppert, reference librarian at the Covington Branch

56 thoughts on “Second Week of Giveaways; Job Search Central

  1. We went to the Covington branch to pick up a Chilton’s guide that wasn’t at Erlanger, our regular branch. Everyone at Covington was so very nice and helpful! We will have to visit the Covington branch more often!

  2. Erin in your children section helped me get my son reading and loving the library. I don’t think he would be such a great reading if it wasn’t for Erin. She opened him up to the world of reading. Thank you Erin for being such a great role model for my son. Even though he is in the 8th grade now he still remembers it was Ms. Erin who got him his first library card.

  3. There were 2 librarians who worked at the Independence branch before it moved and became Durr that were wonderful people and librarians. They helped me through a really rough time in my life (my parents were going through a bad divorce) by simply letting me talk to them about different books I’ve read, recommending ones to me and just helping my love of reading grow. I really miss them and am thankful that they were there when I needed it most. They probably didn’t even realize how big of an impact they had on my life =)

    • Wow Kathryn! Thanks for sharing. There is a chance those two librarians still work for us either at Durr or another branch. Feel free to give me their names and I’ll check for you. Thanks again for sharing this.

  4. Amy Schardein, children’s librarian is always helpful. She recommends books for my children that are challenging and fun for them.

    • Thanks for the comment. Amy has helped me give my kids the love of reading. They constantly ask for Ms. Amy’s book suggestions. She even helps me pick out books as gifts for family members! – Gina

  5. I normally visit the Independence Durr branch, I love it. I’m there on a weekly basis, but I went to the Covington branch and a young woman named Jenna was so helpful and so sweet. She helped me find the things I was looking for.

  6. A librarian has helped me find books for my children based on books they’ve enjoyed reading in the past. They are always friendly and so helpful!

  7. I was in the library last week and asked the blond woman with short hair at the reference desk to recommend me a resume writing book and she went out of her way to recommend the best book. Walk me around, show me others and also see what was in the back. She also made sure to order me a couple others that were not in stock. She was more than courteous and extremely helpful in directing me in my employment needs. Thanks again!

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