Record Job Losses

On the economic front, the big news Friday was the loss of over 530,000 jobs during November — that’s the largest one month total in 34 years.  This was a much higher number than economists had expected and has some thinking things will get worse before they get better.

In the face of statistics like these, lots of us here in Greensboro are naturally becoming concerned about our careers and families.  Job security is not what it once was anyway — remember that book, Who Moved My Cheese?  — but when you add on top of that what may become the worst job market since the recession of the early 1980s, you’re talking about some tough times.

As we plunge into what for many jobseekers will be uncharted water, Greensboro Public Library wants to keep you abreast of the various job-related resources we have to support the community. 

For instance, we have a career counselor, Ms. Doris Jessup, who maintains an office on the second floor at Central Library.  She can help you plan your career or get you started on your job search. 

If you’re working on a new resume, we’ve got a great online tool called ResumeMaker that will make writing your resume fast and easy.

Another great online resource we have is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  It can help you prepare for career assessment tests, find the training you need to get the job you want, obtain internships and scholarships — and lots more.     

Do you need to study for an exam to get that job?  Well, we’ve also got the Learning Express Library — a great resource for test preparation.

On this page, you’ll find links to Resumemaker, Ferguson’s, Learning Express and Ms. Jessup. 

And on this page, in addition to the above, we’ve got links to a number of useful websites on a wide range of job topics and resources including:   military careers, employment and wages in North Carolina, The Occupational Outlook Handbook, and so on.    

On yet another page, we’ve got job search links which you can explore like Triad Careers and Monster Board.  Here, you’ll find plenty of local, regional, national and even international jobs. 

Please also be aware of our career books section, located on the second floor at Central Library.  Here you’ll find many career-related titles which you can check out — on topics ranging from how to write a resume or a cover letter to information on specific careers.


8 Responses

  1. If you’ve manged to get an interview – prepare with the interview toolkit in ResumeMaker (linked above). I highly recommend this feature – includes hundreds of possible questions, and tips for answering the really hard ones, plus videos for how to make the best impression and really sell yourself with style.

  2. […] Please also keep in mind that we have plenty of resources to help you hunt for another job.  Check out this Greensboro Public Library blog post from December 8th. […]

  3. […] out this recent post for some of the library’s resources for job […]

  4. […] Remember, if you lose your job, Greensboro Public Library has plenty of resources which can help you find another.  Check out this link to a previous post on our resources for job hunters. […]

  5. […] Here, you can link to a previous post on Greensboro Public Library’s resources for job hunters. […]

  6. […] previous post affords links to many of Greensboro Public Library’s job search […]

  7. […] Also, a couple of weeks ago, Dell’s Forsyth plant — which has benefited from many millions in incentives at taxpayer expense — announced another round of layoffs.  Though the company has been mum on the total number jobs lost so far, a displaced Dell worker brushing up her resume here in the library last week told me it’s about 200.  If you’ve recently been laid off and you’re looking for help, you can follow this link to a previous post on Greensboro Public Library’s many job search resources. […]

  8. […] help.  To learn about what we have to offer, try these links to previous posts — here and here.  And here’s an additional link to a post on summer employment for […]

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