Have you considered applying for jobs in the nonprofits sector? Or are you actively looking for such a position in Maryland?
A good resource is Maryland Nonprofits.
Under Career Center, select Featured Nonprofit Career Opportunities.
Are you considering a change of profession? There are some interest inventories to help you consider new occupations.
One of our Pratt databases, Career Guidance Online offers a Career Interest Assessment. The database is subscription, but FREE with your library card.
You can access it from home by using your Pratt library card at: http://www.prattlibrary.org/research/database/?abc=C
Another good interest inventory is available from O*NET called My Next Move at:
It’s also available in Spanish:
O*NET also offers good information about careers as well as terminology to use in your resume:
On the topic of resumes, our librarians can help you locate many useful resume books from the Job and Career Information Center, and they are free to borrow. A few are listed below:
The elements of résumé style: essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work / Scott Bennett.
HF5383 .B423 2014
Knock 'em dead resumes: how to write a killer resume that gets you job interviews / Martin Yate.
HF5383 .Y38 2012Q
Blue collar resumes: expert resumes for dirty jobs, and clean ones, too / Provenzano, Steven.
HF5383 .P733 2012Q
Online information about resume writing is also available on the Jobseekers’ Toolkit:
After you’ve sent your resume and cover letter, you’ll want to prepare for your interview.
Did you know that many companies will contact you for a telephone or video interview first?
If so, this book can help you:
The essential digital interview handbook: lights, camera, interview: tips for Skype, Google Hangout, Gotomeeting, and more / Bailo, Paul
HF5549.5 .I6 B35 2014
There are also tips on telephone interviews on the Jobseekers’ Toolkit in the interviewing section:
At the Job and Career Information Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center
Job-seeker coaches continue to offer 1-hour appointments to help with job searching, applications, resumes, and cover letters. Call 410-396-5317 to make an appointment.
Job Center staff and job-seeker coaches work with Information Services staff to provide assistance at the Career Clinics in the Public Computer Center on select Mondays 10am-noon. Job-seekers can drop in, and staff will assist with resumes, applications, cover letters, and other related tasks. Dates are listed on the library website or you can contact us.
The Job and Career Information Center at EPFL/State Library Resource Center offers materials and services to job-seekers, career changers, career-decision makers, library staff, and non-profit organizations. We provide free access to all materials and information on these topics and more.
Jeanne (Jean) Lauber, Workforce Development
Business, Science, & Technology
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Central Library/State Library Resource Center
If you have questions please call 410-396-5317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org