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Employment & Career Resources   Tags: careers, employment, interviewing, jobs, resumes  

An introduction to all the different ways the library can help you to search and apply for jobs online.
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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These resources may be accessed with a valid New Braunfels Public Library card. Please click on the "Discovery Texas" icon and enter your library card number and PIN.

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    Resumes, cover letters, and career exploration resources

    Job search database

    Computer programs and basic computer skills tutorials

    Learn how to improve resumes, cover letters, and interview skills

    Take occupational practice tests and improve workplace skills

    Computer and Internet basics instruction

    Interactive courses for Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and others

Other Featured Resources

These resources may be accessed with a valid New Braunfels Public Library card.


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    Resumes, cover letters and interview skills

    Job search database

    Large selection of sample resumes and cover letters
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    Video based training for beginning to advanced students for a vast selection of Computer programs

    Comprehensive Microsoft and Apple Software and Operating System training

    Social Networking training including Facebook, flickr, Pinterest, Skype, Twitter and WordPress

    Adobe courses, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator

    Google applications, AUTOCAD 2012, Open Office, IBM SPSS Statistics, and more

Useful Web Career Resources

  • The Riley Guide
    Job listings, career guidance, and self-assessment resources

    Links to databases for specific occupational job listings

    A-Z guide to specified positions, locations and occupations
  • Job Hunter's Bible
    Web companion to Richard Bolles’ What Color is Your Parachute? (a popular annually published career guidance book)

    Links for Internet job searching, specialized job research, and specialized job boards

    Career counseling, networking, and sample resume portfolios
  • CareerOneStop
    U.S. Department of Labor Website

    Job listings for Federal, State and private sector positions

    Resources for the recently unemployed, including unemployment benefits, employment training, and state services
  • Job-Hunt
    Online job listings, job coaching and career information

    Career exploration for entry-level positions
    Job listings and information on companies

    Guides to creating resumes

Career Books

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Second-Act Careers - Nancy Collamer
Call Number: 650.1408 COL
A guide for retirees desiring to earn extra income offers advice on turning interests and expertise into over fifty ways to make money, covering both traditional options and Internet-based opportunities.

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013 - Richard Nelson Bolles
Call Number: 650.14 BOL 2013
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, and it has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests. This has allowed them to land a job even in hard times, and to create for themselves a new, interesting, and inspiring career and life.

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How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - Brad Schepp; Debra Schepp
Call Number: 650.14 SCH
How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, Second Edition, helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and leveraging the job-search features of the most popular sites.

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Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance - Sarah Dalton (Editor)
Call Number: REF 331.7 ENC
A multivolume resource includes overviews of various job industries; completely revised career articles; information on salaries and employment trends; sidebars on industry issues and history, useful Web sites, industry jargon and more; and more than 2,500 websites listed for further information.

Basic Computer Skills for Job Seekers


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