Monday, July 13, 2009

New Resume Writing, Internship, Career and Job Resources

Resume writing just got easier with the addition of our new COIN Career Library July 1. Santa Clara City Library patrons can create a resume with Resume Builder or use the Career Planning checklist to improve their careers. Try the COIN Career library for articles on how to find and qualify for internships in the U.S. and abroad. Read information on myths about cover letters, and how to find summer jobs. Watch a video describing a career from the Video Library in the Resource Center.

Also new to our collection of databases is Business Source Complete with over 1200 journal articles and other full text content about corporations. Prepare for your interview by researching the company. Knowing the key principles guiding the corporation will impress your interviewer and make you stand out among potential employees. I checked Safeway Inc. on Business Source Complete and found a statement from CEO Stephen Byrd describing company goals:
- Quality and Innovation
- Outstanding Value
- Unique Customer Experience

ReferenceUSA is another excellent source for information about companies. Job seekers can also use Learning Express Library for practice taking tests, preparing resumes and improving interview skills.

Try our databases by selecting RESEARCH DATABASES from our web site or come in and use the database-only computers on the 2nd floor of the library. As always, ask our friendly staff if you have questions.

posted by mb