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    How To/Tutorials:     Resumes    Creating E-mail Accounts    

Useful Websites

bullet Iowa Workforce Development   
 http://www.iowaworkforce.org
bullet CareerOneStop
www.careeronestop.org/
bullet Job Seeker Survival Guide
images.traderonline.com/img/eg_pd/Images_2006/JSSG%20booklet%202007.pdf
bulletJob Seeker Tools
http://www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools/
Workforce development professionals, job seekers, and public users rated more than 600 online job and career tools.
bulletIowaLincs GED information--If you're looking to improve your marketability with a GED
readiowa.org/GED/gediowa.html

General Guides

bullet  Resource Guide for Job Seekers; a step-by-step guide to dealing with a job loss, starting a new job and everything in between (Iowa Workforce Development)
www.iowajobs.org/resourceguide.pdf

Dealing with unemployment, job seeker do's and don'ts, online application tips, resumes, cover letters, ten steps of a job search, job search websites.

Creative Job Search Online Guide (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development)
www.deed.state.mn.us/cjs/index.htm
bullet Help and FAQs--Finding a Job (Career InfoNet)
www.careerinfonet.org/HelpAndInfo.asp?helpcontent=Jobs&nodeid=102
bullet Job Hunting After Job Loss
www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/FindaJob/JobHuntingAfterJobLoss.aspx
bulletJobHuntersBible.com 
www.jobhuntersbible.com/
A supplement to the book
What Color Is Your Parachute?
bullet Career Development and Job Searching @ your library
http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career-development-and-job-searching

General Articles, Blog Posts, etc.

bullet "America's best-paying blue collar jobs,"  Klaus Kneale, Forbes.com
bulletUsing the Library to Build Your Brand 
bulletA second language:  your key to increased opportunity and greater earning capacity
bulletJob dislocation: making smart financial choices after a job loss.  From the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Coping

bullet Money Management Resources for the Unemployed (WA Dept of Financial Institutions)
www.dfi.wa.gov/financial-education/job-loss-resources.htm
Though from Washington, only a few are specific to just the state of Washington.  Includes:
Credit and Debt Help, Avoiding Frauds and Scams, Trouble Paying Your Mortgage--Avoiding Foreclosure,
Cutting Expenses, Budgeting and Managing Money, Retirement Accounts and Health Care Coverage, Taxes

Job Listing Sites

bullet Iowa Workforce Development Job Listings
www.smartcareermove.com/career_center/smartsearch/searchiowajobs.asp
bullet JobCentral National Labor Exchange
www.jobcentral.com/
bulletIndeed
www.indeed.com
bullet CareerBuilder.com
www.careerbuilder.com
bulletFederal Government Jobs
federalgovernmentjobs.gov
bulletJob List sites, arranged by type of job  (New York Public LIbrary)
www.nypl.org/services/jobs/jsc/links.cfm?cat=520
bulletGlassdoor.com
http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

Applying

bullet Advice for librarian job applicants
But advice for everyone!
bullet The best cover letter I ever received  
Tips for writing a cover letter
bulletTHE Jobseeker's Top 10 List  
10 strategies to help you gain an edge in a tough employment market

Interviewing

bullet"Job interview tips," Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 ed.
bullet How to ace a phone interview 
bullet"How to handle your job interview successfully" from Pam Pohly's Net Guide
 

How-To Guides and Tutorials

Creating Resumes

Video/Screencast Tutorials
bullet Creating a Resume in Word 2007 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-_98CKPshs
Webpages/sites
bullet Resumes templates for Microsoft Word
office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT101043371033.aspx
bullet “Build the résumé employers want,” by Barbara Mulligan.
www.jobweb.com/resumesample.aspx?id=858
bullet "Résumés--creative job search article.” Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development
www.deed.state.mn.us/cjs/resume.htm
bullet “Electronic résumés,”  Oakton Community College.
www.oakton.edu/resource/stuserv/netjobs/resumes/
bullet PongoRésumé—Tips and Advice  (Site also has free trial of résumé builder)
www.pongoresume.com/articleTopics/27/resumes.cfm
bullet Career Advice—Résumé Development, Duke University
 www.env.duke.edu/career/current/resume.html
bullet Résumé Tutor, University of Minnesota
www1.umn.edu/ohr/careerdev/resources/resume/
bullet Applying for a job,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 edition.
www.bls.gov/oco/oco20043.htm

 

Print Help Sheets
bulletCreating a resume in Microsoft Word (2005)
  www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/helpsheets/resumeword.pdf
bulletCreating a resume in Microsoft Publisher (2005)
www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/helpsheets/resumepublisher.pdf

 

Creating free e-mail accounts (for online job applicants)

Video/Screencast Tutorials
bulletCreating Hotmail account 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xdxcZcj9YY

   (voice is quite soft, but otherwise quite clear)
bulletCreating Hotmail account (in Spanish)  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATii8Mdh220
bulletCreating a Gmail account  
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb4U4BjnJnI 
Step by Step lesson (makes assumption that you can get to Google without instruction...)
 
Webpages/sites
bullet Setting Up a Gmail Account (Richmond Public Library)
www.yourlibrary.ca/findall/online/tutorials/index.cfm?page=setupgmail
bullet Setting Up a Hotmail Account (Richmond Public Library)
www.yourlibrary.ca/findall/online/tutorials/index.cfm?page=setuphotmail
bullet Creating a Gmail Account
mail.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=12774

 

Print Help Sheets
bulletSetting Up an E-mail account with Yahoo Mail  (2005)
www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/helpsheets/EmailYahoo.pdf
bulletSetting Up an E-mail account with Hotmail (2005)
www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/helpsheets/EmailHotmail.pdf
bullet

E-mailing an Attachment with Yahoo! Mail® (6/28/05) (to attach resumes, etc)
www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/helpsheets/AttachmentYahooMail.pdf

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E-mailing and Attachment with  HotMail® (6/28/05) (to attache resumes, etc.)
www.swilsa.lib.ia.us/helpsheets/AttachmentMSNHotmail.pdf

 

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