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Expert help with your resume–free

If you’re looking for a job or know someone who is (read: please send this out to your friends and help us spread the word), mark your calendar for this Friday, November 2, from 9-12 a.m. here at the library.

It’s the perfect opportunity, and it’s free.  If you have a laptop, you can bring it; if you don’t, we’ll have one for you.  Bring your current resume, or start a new one.

This is your opportunity to have someone look objectively at your resume for typing errors, keywords and phrasing, strategies, formatting, and style.  The workshop will help you analyze your resume the way a Human Resources person would so you can design your resume and get it to the right manager for the job you really want.

Teens are welcome, too.

Sign up at the front desk in the library, or call 360-755-0760, or email blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us

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Get a job, be with God, learn from disaster

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Employment Scams

As you know, the library has many resources to help people find jobs, write resumes and application letters , start small businesses, and  research careers and companies to work for – all without a charge! 

We also come across good suggestions to avoid job scams or paying for phony” high paying job” lists.  See this video on job scams.  Job-hunting is tough enough without running into these scams, or frauds.

The Riley Guide also has a great page on many types of these illegal or misrepresented promises for work – see their article on “How to Tell Its’ a Scam! (and what to do)” – and the page called Job Scams!  with its own Poster

Meanwhile, ask us about our special computers for typing up and printing application letters or resumes, homework, or other documents.  You can use these up to three hours a day.  For a list of our online resources, see our page on Business, Career & Employment Resources.
                   –Karen

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A balanced approach

Do you ever need a little silly in your day?  Here are two resources–one very useful, and one only useful if you’re in a certain kind of mood.

Non-silly:  there’s a new way to search for jobs on the web.  Click here, or, you can enter this URL in your search engine address bar, substituting any city/state combination you’re interested in:  http://burlington.wa.usa.jobs/ .

(For more resources on employment, careers, or operating a small business, see our Business & Employment Resources Page.)

Silly/awesome/uplifting:  1,000 Awesome Things.   Launched June, 2008  (and published last year as a book) and updated every weekday, this site features the small, everyday pleasures of life, such as “#986, When you pull up to a red light and the guy in front of you nudges up a bit so you can make a right turn,” or “#981, Wearing underwear just out of the dryer.”   It just focuses your awareness on joyful happenings for a moment.  Huh.  Maybe not so silly?
                            –Mary Beth

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