Spotlight on audio resources for job seekers
CHARLESTON, S.C. - You have no time to flip pages and read from a printed resource. You need something that you can listen to and achieve the same benefits of reading while multi-tasking, right? You want a voice in your ear coaching you to your job seeking greatness. We hear you. We have the perfect resources just for you in a format that you will love. Check out these select job seeker resources and many more on audio from Hoopla, OverDrive, and RB Digital that focus on interviewing skills, career change, resume writing, and job readiness. All you need to do is visit our website, access the ‘Use Your Library’ tab then select ‘Digital Collections’ to find the aforementioned streaming services. From there, register with your library card number and create an account.
This is How You Get Your Next Job by Andrea Kay
Even in a bad economy, companies have job openings they cannot fill. Considering the millions of people who are out of work or unhappily employed, how can that be? What are job seekers doing to turn off employers? In addition, what is it that employers’ want but are not finding? What it came down to, every time, was not a matter of skills or experience, but how applicants seemed based on what they said or did. From lack of preparation, to pushiness, to a subtly defensive attitude, it is the simple behaviors prospective employees’ exhibit before, during, and after interviews that stand between them and job offers.
The Midlife Career Change Playbook by Quinton David
At this stage of life, you have responsibilities like a family, mortgage, car payments, and your whole identity vested into what you do, so it is completely normal to be afraid to make a change into the unknown. The Midlife Career Change Playbook is a one-stop guide that will teach you how to live the life that you have always wanted. If you are tired of your "9 to 5" routine, if you are tired of the daily drag, or if you simply want to have a much higher income, then this book is for you.
Resume: Writing the Ultimate Resume’ That Gets You the Job You Wished For by Robert Clark
Are you tired of struggling to land job interviews? If so then listen to this audiobook to learn how to make a killer resume. This book will guide you through a step-by-step process to ensure your resume is flawless and improve your odds of getting a job.
The Elements of Resume Style by Scott Bennett
In The Elements of Resume Style, Author Scott Bennett warns against popular "tricks" that tend to backfire - and instead shows readers how to craft clear, compelling, targeted resumes and cover letters that actually work. In this new edition, readers see that whether it is on paper or online, the rules are the same: use clear, dynamic language - and keep it short and focused. Now covering social media, the online application process, and more, this indispensable guide provides the following:
- More than 1,400 action words, statements, and position descriptions that help sell your skills and experience;
- Hundreds of words, phrases, and vague claims to avoid;
- Advice for handling employment gaps, job-hopping, and requests for salary history and requirements;
- Sample resumes, response letter, inquiry letter, informational interview request letter, references, and more;
- Surprising tips for acing the interview.
Interview Express by Daniel Wells
Learn how to prepare for an interview and ace it to get a job. Say you prescreened and prequalified for the job and now your presence is required for the dreaded in-person interview. The Interview Express will guide you through those final obstacles standing in your way to getting the job you want.
A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born To Do by Thomas More
In exploring the strong desire in all of us to feel fulfilled by our work, Moore offers no charts or questionnaires but rather a personal, contemplative guide to traversing obstacles such as inflated egos, despair, and fear that prevent us from finding purpose in our careers. For those who feel dissatisfied and question the path they have chosen, this poignant, practical work will help them discover new answers.
The Start Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman
LinkedIn Co-founder and Chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today's competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. Why? Start-ups—and the entrepreneurs who run them—are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. They are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead in the job market today.
With a little bit of practice and self-patience, you will be ready to take on the next steps in your future career. If you would like more information about changing careers during difficult circumstances, assistance in finding resources, tips on how to get the job-hunting process started or more, please reach out to us at CCPL by email, chat or text. You may also call us at 843-805-6930, leave a voice message, and a library staff member will return your call. Remember, you are not alone.