Carteret Library Offers New Resource For Job Seekers

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CARTERET – Carteret Free Public Library now offers Career Transitions, an online advanced career service tool from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Career Transitions is designed to help public library patrons, even those who have no experience using technology, secure sustainable employment.

In an effort to assist in the economic recovery of the State, the New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, purchased the Career Transitions database for Carteret Free Public Library, after receiving a federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant.

“Every day more than 300,000 Americans get job-seeking help at their local public library, and they need efficient tools to help them find work,” said Sharla Emery. “With Career Transitions, Carteret residents will be able to find the answers they need to improve their chances of finding sustainable employment, whether they are dealing with job loss, re-training needs or looking for new career paths.”

Career Transitions is a guided, self-paced program that walks users through the entire employment process – assessing strengths and interests, providing information on new opportunities and growing industries, preparing a resume and cover letter, finding educational opportunities and networking advice, performing a comprehensive job search and completing online job applications.

The program includes a guided resume and cover letter creator to help users find a quick and efficient path to presenting their background and abilities in the best light. The resource also offers custom interview simulation, targeted tips and advice in the form of articles and more than 1,000 videos on job searching and applying, as well as “Day in the Life” interviews with people in different fields. Users can also search for training programs and new career opportunities based on their education level, or previous job or military experience.

Residents of Carteret, may access Career Transitions at Carteret Free Public Library or from any computer by going to the library Web site and entering the product using their library card number.

For more information, call 1-732-541-3830. To learn more about New Jersey State Library services for job seekers, visit www.njstatelib.org/ItsTime.


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