Once again, it’s almost time for one of my least favorite holidays: New Year’s. I can’t tell you exactly how I became the New Year’s Grinch, but there it is. I tend to see it as a rather arbitrary reason for a party, oddly accompanied by a lot of promises for self-improvement.
On the bright side, parties! The instinct for advancement! Hope for a positive change! These are Good Things. It’s as good a time as any, I suppose, to look toward the future and try to make things better in your life. If you’re looking to make a change in your career, we have a couple of interesting tools to help. One is JobNow!, a service where tutors will chat with you live online and help you with your resume and cover letter. You can share your resume with the tutor and go through it real-time between 4 and 11 every day, or you can sign in to JobNow! with your library card, create a login for yourself, and send your resume to a tutor. Within 24 hours, a tutor will review it and return it to you with comments. The tutors can also help with interviewing skills.
Another option is our Testing and Education Reference Center. This is a collection of practice tests and exam prep books that can help you get ready for career-related tests such as the ASVAB, PRAXIS, real estate, and other jobs, in addition to college entrance tests like the SAT and ACT. Everything from GED to LSAT to TOEFL tests are available. There’s even a section for basic computer tutorials.
Stop by the reference desk or give us a call at 589-4611 if you have any questions. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And… Happy New Year!