Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 352-5700

Online Job Searching Class: Wed., Feb. 27
at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Library

What’s the best way to find a job?

Personal networking still works best. Many companies hire from internal referrals and never publish job openings.

What is the preferred online format for a resume?

Most feel Adobe PDF works best. Be aware that an employer may be viewing your application via a mobile phone. Mobile traffic involving job search more than doubled in 2012 over 2011. Is your resume readable?

Do you know what gap analysis is?

Career-wise it’s looking at 2 questions: 1. where are you? 2. Where do you want to be?
Take a look at your skills and decide what education/training you need to get to where you want to be. Today, there are many free low-cost online and local educational opportunities available to you.

Do you know how to incorporate Problem/Action/Results into your resume?

Instead of saying you were a secretary for x number of years; use the “P.A.R” Problem/Action/Results approach.

Example: “Developed a customer management system using Microsoft Access to store data from a manual rolodex system, increasing efficiency of mass mailings to customers by 90%.”

Come to our free Online Job Searching class at the Library! Registration begins Feb. 20. Call the Library at 845-352-5700, ext. 294.

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