The library has databases that will will help you prepare for a new career, and to seach for employment. Career Transitions, Tutor.com, and Data Axle Reference Solutions.
Career Transitions Create a free account with an e-mail address and password. You will need a Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901 to access Career Transitions. “Take a Tour of Career Transitions” to get the best out of using the resource. In Career Transitions, you can search for jobs and internships, find career interests to match yours and new career paths to consider. Once you have created an account you can save your searches, too! Need help to learn how to create great resumes, write stand out cover letters and find interview advice to get you hired? Career Transitions has it all! There are even video tutorials on job hunting tips, how to work with a career coach, and more.
Tutor.com Create a free account with your Hershey Public Library card, an e-amil address and a password. Under SkillsCenter™ Resource Library, click View Career Resources. Then under Topic, select Adult Services. Under Subject, choose from the dropdown list Job Openings, Job Resources, or resumes and Cover Letters. Select a Subtopic.
Data Axle Reference Solutions or click Research to find Data Axle Reference Solutions and the full list of the library’s databases (aka e-Resources). Create a free account with an e-mail address and password. You will also need a Hershey Public Library card beginning with 2901 to access Data Axle Reference Solutions. When you are on the site, click Find a Job, enter a job title and location, or click Job Help for tips on aptitude, resume building, interviews and job searching. Click the job link to apply via Indeed.com. Check the box next to a job link to e-mail it.
Click on the links below to access websites for preparing a resume, resume do’s and don’ts, and other job seeker resources.
There are lots of resume templates available over the Internet free of cost for almost every profession and title. Make effective use of them by doing some research first. Figure out if it is best to download a template, or create a resume from scratch from looking at those similar to those for occupations in your field.
Resume Writing Worksheet – Your resume is a simple document showing your contact information, your work history, your educational background and other qualifications for a job. Begin with the resume worksheet to help you organize the information you will need to include in your resume.
Microsoft Resume Templates – View is open to all but a Microsoft account is required to download.
Google Drive / Google Docs Templates – View is open to all but a Google account is required to download.
Commonwealth Workforce Development System
Resume formatting tips from Resume Genius
Resume-Help:109 Free Resume Samples and Templates
Resume Companion – Free Resume Resources
eResumes and Resume Writing Services
Reasons why templates are not always right for you
10 things you should never do on your resume
Resume Preparation Do’s and Dont’s for Job Seekers
Top Tips for Acing an Online Job Interview
Is a virtual (video) resume right for you? It has become popular to make a short film of yourself to impress prospective employers. This can be an opportunity to wow with your technology skills, to show off your great personality and stand out from the crowd! Post it on social media. A Google account is needed to upload to YouTube: acceptable file types: MPEG4, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, WebM.