Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Free Job Search Help Now at the Library

Pottstown Regional Public Library has announced online access to free expert job coaching through Brainfuse JobNow on the library’s website.

Patrons can access this service from public computers in the library or from home, and connect one-on-one to a trained job coach. 

The JobNow service offers personality assessments for patrons just beginning their job search as well as resume and cover letter templates and examples, live interview practice, online resources, local job search websites, and more.

Any Pottstown Regional Public Library cardholder can access JobNow. 

Live coaching with a carefully-selected and fully-qualified job coach is available seven days a week from 2 p.m until 11 p.m. Live sessions can be conducted in English or Spanish. 

All other JobNow resources are available 24/7.

JobNow provides library patrons with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process. 

The job coaches are available to help patrons with any and all job search-related questions. In addition to helping beginning job seekers pinpoint their desired career field, coaches can also provide constructive suggestions on resumes, help write a professional cover letter, and give live interview practice and feedback.

If you do not have time for a live session, simply submit your resume at any time of day through the Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back to you generally within 1 business day with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The JobNow service also comes with an extensive collection of resources, including resume/cover letter templates, interview tips, general sample interview questions, industry-specific sample interview questions, and a diverse array of online resources and links.

JobNow also includes the Adult Learning Center which offers test preparation (including GED and U.S. Citizenship), an expert writing lab, study tools, and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

JobNow joins HelpNow as services that are available for free on the Pottstown Regional Public Library’s website. 

HelpNow was added in September 2012. 

Over 1,400 sessions of homework help have been held in the past 11 months. Trained and certified teachers are available for Math, English, Social Studies, and Science. All that is required is a Pottstown Regional Public Library card.

1 comment:

  1. Most applicants have a job in mind when they post their resume to a job board, but do their resumes reflect the job that they want? A good place to start is to take an in-depth look into the keywords that you have chosen for your resume. So i think we can download a sample resumes before creating our resume