Workshops for Job Seekers@Your Library
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Using the Library in Your Job Search
No matter where you are in the job search process - your first job, looking for a change, or reaching the end of your unemployment benefits - the library has many resources available that could help you snag the position you are seeking. Learn about the best sites for job listings, as well as self-assessment websites to match your interests and skills with a new career path and resources for exploring new careers.
Bring a printed copy of your resume to the library and have it critiqued. Dutchess One Stop has a career counselor at the Boardman Road Branch Library (141 Boardman Road) 2-3 Tuesdays each month.
Presented by Dutchess One Stop in the fall and in the spring. Support group for job seekers.
Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.
Use these sites to get great advice on how to navigate the job searching process.
Access job listings from various job boards and company websites in one place, instead of having to search each site individually.
Some of the most well-known and popular job search engines.
Job search sites specific to the Hudson Valley.
NYS Department of Labor: Jobs Express
Search for jobs specific to your career or industry.
Job search sites specifically for management and high salary positions.
Search for hourly positions.
Job listings that appear in free publications.
Find information on how to register with temporary employment agencies and search their job listings.
Lists of employers to contact in order to set up informational interviews.
Use LinkedIn to set up your online professional profile.
Networking remains the best way to find employment--75% of people find their new job via networking. Use these online networking guides to learn how to network properly.
Find information on job fairs happening in the Hudson Valley.
Are you unemployed? Looking for work after being out of the workforce for a few years?
We are partners with Dutchess One Stop at 191 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY. If you are unemployed or just returning to work after some time out of the workforce, you are eligible to use the services at Dutchess One Stop.
Find tips on what to say on your resume and how to say it to make it stand out to employers.
NYCareerZone - Use the fill-in-the-blank template to create your resume, which can then be saved as a Microsoft Word document for editing and printing.
Job Now (Mid-Hudson Library Card needed to access) - A database that will help you create a resume, hone your interview skills and search for jobs. Patrons can also take practice tests, chat with a live tutor or receive writing help.
Find information on how to make your cover letter stand out from the competition.
Create a Cover Letter - Use the fill-in-the-blank template to create a cover letter. Choose from a simple or custom template to best highlight your skills.
Find information on how to prepare for an interview from the sites listed below:
Find salary information to help answer the question "what are your salary requirements?"
Find information on the latest county and state civil service job recruitment and exam schedules.
Find review guides to prepare for civil service tests.
New York State's Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance Resource Page for Working Families -- to find links to information on filing for unemployment, receiving temporary housing assistance, enrolling in state health insurance programs, applying for food stamps and much more.
Dutchess One Stop Provides access to preparation, training, employment or employment advancement opportunities for job seekers at no charge.
Use these sites to research careers you are interested in and find out what employment fields are the right fit for you.