Posted by: HouPE | 05/01/2013

Graduates, your employment journey starts here!

Now that you have your tassle, a beautifully framed diploma, and maybe some student loans to go with them… has this Delltones song become the backdrop to your every thought?

If so, then we would like to extend an invitation to the library. Hopefully during your studies, the library helped to connect you to the information you needed to successfully complete your assignments. Now we want to connect you to resources you need to successfully start your career!

A good place to start is a listing of local employers available here on Houston County Public Library System’s home page.

Perhaps you would like to brush up your computer skills,  we can help with that too! On May 16th & 17th, Perry Public Library and Fort Valley State University’s Mobile Information Technology Center will offer computer classes. Thursday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. is Basic Word and at 2:00 p.m. is Basic Excel. Friday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. is Basic Computers and at 2:00 p.m. Spaces are limited so please reserve your spot early! You can do so by contacting the library at 478-987-3050 x21

Perhaps you would like to build your confidence in your occupational skills or study for licensing. Houston County offers Learning Express free with your library card. In addition to occupational specific courses and test prep, there are also resources for all job hunters. Some sample items available include Goof-Proof Your Resume & Coverletter or Social Networking for Career Success.

Make sure that your resume and cover letter put your best foot forward! Visit Dewey Decimal 650.14 for a variety of books to help you construct a professional resume & cover letter. Or better yet, construct a strategy… How are you going to stand apart from the other job seekers? A fantastic place to start for a job hunter would be Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0 by Jay Conrad Levinson. But there are plenty of others as well.

In short, we want to congratulate you on your success and support you in the next leg of your journey! Stop in and see us! Your life long learning starts today!

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