Wilmette Public Library offers an array of services for job seekers. Whether you are currently out of work, looking to change careers, or need a boost with your job search, you can find the assistance and resources you need at the library.
Career Counseling Appointments
Job search stalled? Need help with your resume? Meet one on one with a career counselor. Make an appointment for a half-hour virtual or telephone session with a counselor by contacting John Amundsen, email@example.com.
Browse our in-house collection of job finding resources, such as resume guides and interview tips. Located in the library reference room. Find books on all aspects of the job search process throughout the library's general collection. For help finding finding books on specific subjects, visit a service desk.
Latest Career & Job Search Books
The 2-Hour Job Search, Second Edition
Use the latest technology to target potential employers and secure the first interview--no matter your experience, education, or network--with these revised and updated tools and recommendations.
"The most practical, stress-free guide ever written for finding a white-collar job."--Dan Heath, coauthor of Switch and Made to Stick
Technology has changed not only the way we do business, but also the way we look for work. The 2-Hour Job Search rejects laundry lists of conventional wisdom in favor of a streamlined job search approach that produces results quickly and efficiently. In three steps, creator Steve Dalton shows you how to select, prioritize, and make contact with potential employers so you can land that critical first interview.
In this revised second edition, you'll find updated advice on how to efficiently surf online job postings, how to reach out to contacts at your dream workplace and when to follow up, and advice on using LinkedIn, Indeed, and Google to your best advantage. Dalton incorporates ideas from leading thinkers in behavioral economics, psychology, and game theory, as well as success stories from readers of the first edition.
The 2-Hour Job Search method has proven so successful that it has been shared at schools across the globe and is a formal part of the curriculum for all first-year MBAs at Duke University. With this book, you'll learn how to make it work for you too.
How to Get a Good Job After 50
Finalist for the Australian Career Book Award 2021, hosted by the Royal Society of Arts Oceania
These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have!
In clear, practical chapters, job search expert Rupert French shows you how to adopt a pro-active, 'self-employed' approach that builds self-esteem and promotes a time-efficient, self-managed job search program.
Learn how to:
- concentrate on no more than two or three job leads at any one time
- use proven marketing techniques to win good jobs
- write résumés that grab the employer's interest in the first few sentences
- find jobs before they are advertised
- build an effective job search network
- use social media to support your job search
- effectively prepare for a job interview
- rebuild confidence and beat age discrimination.
Older workers are vital to the workplace; they have skills, reliability and a sense of responsibility that can only be gained through experience. How to Get a Good Job After 50 explains how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers, turning your age into an advantage. Covering all aspects of the job search, this is the essential guide to taking control of your career with expertise and confidence. If you want to be sure of your ability to get a good job quickly, let this book be your guide.
Get Hired Now!
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Accelerate your job search, stand out, and land your next great opportunity
In Get Hired Now!, ZipRecruiter founder and CEO Ian Siegel tells you exactly how to find a new job fast. With an insider's view of how over a million employers really make hires, Ian pulls insights from the data to give you step-by-step instructions for writing a resume that works, finding the right jobs to apply to, acing a job interview, and negotiating a job offer.
- Debunk the conventional wisdom
- Break the unconscious habits that are sabotaging your success
- Get hired in record time
Relevant for every stage of your career and for every industry, Get Hired Now! is a one-stop resource for job seekers looking to level up, stand out, and land the job.
Modernize Your Executive Job Search
Modernize Your Executive Job Search: Get Noticed Get Hired is a clear and concrete guide to help senior executives advance to their next career opportunity. Strategies are designed to propel the careers of present-day C-suite executives, those targeting advancement to the highest leadership levels, rising/very senior-level executives, and candidates seeking opportunities to serve on boards of directors. The book begins with a 6-week accelerated job search plan comprising actionable steps that are rated according to ROI (return on investment) and provide an easy-to-follow blueprint for getting maximum results in minimum time. Key topics include working with retained search firms, VC/PE considerations, powerful networking strategies, targeted search plans, interview preparation and performance, responses to posted openings, social media optimization, differentiated follow-up approaches, and much more. Later sections provide to-the-point advice and examples for writing powerful executive resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other career documents. A separate chapter addresses specific challenges often faced by executive job seekers and provides expert recommendations for overcoming hurdles that might easily derail the search or cause ongoing issues and delays. A key section of the book contains 10+ case studies of successful executive job searchesalong with all of the documents that these executives used to move on and move up in their careers. In addition to documents written by the authors, the book features contributions from a select group of credentialed, highly experienced writers who specialize in working with senior executives.
Acing Your Job Search
THE TOP 5 REASONS CANDIDATES ARE UNSUCCESSFUL IN THEIR JOB SEARCH
Job seekers spend hundreds of hours applying for jobs with little to no luck.
1. Not knowing how to maximize their job search strategy
2. Absence of a compelling resume or cover letter
3. Lack of knowledge of body language
4. Inexperience at interviewing and responding to tough situations
5. Ineffective at tying it all together and concluding effectively
Most guidance available for job search is either confusing, or scattered, or just incomplete. Don't set yourself up for failure by looking in the wrong places.
Regardless of what job you're looking for, your experience or skill level: here's your complete guide to every aspect of your search: creating your resume and other documents, improving your body language, applying and networking in the right places, and answering some of the most difficult HR interview questions.
To top it off, go beyond just getting a job, by using the tips in this book to improve your skills to make yourself more marketable!...
The job search is often scary, challenging, uncomfortable, anxiety inducing, and stressful, but it doesn't have to be that way. This book will provide methods to confront these issues successfully and make the job search easier and more manageable.
There have been many books published on the topic but none have addressed the balance between the job search process and the effects this process has on everyone. How does a job applicant manage the stress and anxiety affiliated with finding job opportunities, navigating the interview process, and designing the appropriate personal marketing materials?
The Bound-for-Career Guidebook views career identification, selection, entry, and progression as part of a larger developmental process--the career development process. In this guidebook for adolescents and young adults, the author outlines the experiences and tasks that will facilitate the career development process and lead to satisfaction and success. The reader will be exposed to the various educational and career transitions they must consider on the path to the workplace and specific guidance is offered on how to maximize entry and advancement. Along the career exploration, decision-making, and preparation path, the author answers frequently asked questions and offers an array of facts and myths that need to be considered. Empowered individuals are better able to guide themselves through their personal career journey. The reader's command of the information in the Bound-for-Career Guidebook will give them that power!
Job Search, Upskilling, & Company Research Resources
Gale Business Insights: Global
Gale Business Insights: Global delivers international company and industry intelligence including detailed profiles, news, case studies, scholarly articles, and more.
Mergent Intellect features information on both public and private companies worldwide, including business data, industry news, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles, a job search database, and more.