As of July 1, 2019, Naperville Public Library is switching from A to Z Databases to ReferenceUSA. With this change ReferenceUSA becomes your go-to resource for job search. ReferenceUSA is a premier source of business and residential information with more than 40 million businesses, 150 million households across the U.S. and Canada, and 270 million consumers listed.
Resume out of date? Haven't written a cover letter in years? If this sounds all too familiar, not to worry, the library can help!
Brainfuse JobNow! is a library online resource that provides live help combined with links to vetted internet resources to guide job seekers through the necessary tasks to get a job including building a resume, cover letter review, interview coaching, and personality & career assessments.
Naperville Public Library provides access to many digital resources, but a key one to update and learn new skills is Lynda.com. Lynda.com is an online learning platform that contains thousands of streaming videos that can help anyone learn business software, technology and creative skills.
Access is free for Naperville Public Library cardholders and easy to use. Just log in with a library card number/username and PIN.
LinkedIn is helping job-seekers from around the world tap into their professional community—whether they realize they have one already or not.
We have all heard the old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” It is amazing to discover the extent to which this is true.
In a recent LinkedIn global survey, almost 80% of respondents consider professional networking to be important to career success. In fact, in 2016 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection.
Most business people find the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats and to a variety of audiences to be a tremendous asset. Modes of communication typically encompass writing, reading, speaking and listening, while the target of these efforts might include customers, staff, colleagues, bankers, accountants and more. Regardless of the specific situations in which they are used, there are a number of general communication skills highlighted in this article from Entrepreneur magazine which can be o
Students of all levels who are exploring careers, first time job seekers, and experienced employees contemplating switching jobs or a second career—all will find the information resources they need with Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, one of Naperville Public Library’s online resources.
This comprehensive career research resource is organized into three main sections.