When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.
Jenna Boller in Best Foot Forward.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Last Monday Susan Brakhage from KansasWorks presented a hands-on workshop at the library for people searching for a job.

KansasWorks is a good source for posting and finding jobs in the state of Kansas. Whether you're looking for that perfect job, that perfect employee or information on an industry or workforce. And it works absolutely free. You can find it online at www.KansasWorks.com.

Susan explained the Kansas WorkReady certificate. It is a nationally recognized certificate that lets employers know your skills before you even walk into the interview room. The certificate measures your skills in three areas, reading, locating information and mathematics and certifies you as a gold, silver or bronze candidate. Once you earn your certificate, you can show it to employers as proof of your skills in these areas.

Their website will guide you through building a resume that will show your qualifications and experience. You will also be given information about interview preparation and interview tips.

For more information you can contact the Independence office of KansasWorks at (620) 332-1669.

The library has several books that can help with job searches including these:
Cover letters that knock 'em dead by Martin YateResumes that knock’em dead by Martin YateJob hunting made easy by Carol SonnenblickHow to hold it all together when you've lost your job by Townsend Albright
You can use the free Internet computers at the library to look for jobs. Our website www.cvillepublib.org has links to job search sites. Click on the links tab on the left of the main page. The job links are at the bottom of the page. You will find links to KansasWorks, Kansas jobs and Coffeyvillehasjobs.

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