Looking for a job is hard work! The Miami Public Library can help you in your search for a job, in creating a resume, and preparing for the interview. Check out the resources below and search our catalog to find even more. Call 918-541-2292 or come by for additional help in getting a library card, creating an email account (which you will need for online applications), or using our job search computers.
FINDING A JOB
BOOKS, EBOOKS, AND AUDIOBOOKS
What color is your parachute?: a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers by Richard Nelson Bolles
Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Knock ’em dead: the ultimate job search guide by Martin John Yate
Completely updated with new material, this bestselling job search guide can help you keep up with changes in the job market–from updating the language of your resume to using social media networking to make professional connections that are essential in finding new employment opportunities.
Roadmap to federal jobs by Barbara A. Adams and Lee Kelley
Learn proven processes for finding, applying for, and landing U.S. Government jobs.
OverDrive eBook Knock ’em dead secrets & strategies for first-time job seekers by Martin John Yate
You’ll learn how to: Develop social networks that deliver results for the new professional you, build a resume that gets you interviews, complete your job search in record time with a killer plan of attack, turn job interviews into job offers and paychecks, build a professional brand that delivers credibility, and bring your entrepreneurial dreams to life.
OverDrive Audiobook The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster by Steve Dalton
Through a prescriptive approach, Steve Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview-with only two hours of effort.
Click on Login/Register. Create a Job Seeker account by entering information in the required fields. You must have an account in order to apply for a job.
To search for a job, click on Job Seekers, enter a location and radius. Enter keywords for a more accurate search. Click on a job title for more information or to apply for that job. You may also create a resume with your account.
Oklahoma Works (formerly Workforce Oklahoma) – They offer job seekers tremendous resources, including job search assistance and help with preparing for interviews. Their office is located at 121 N Main Street, phone (918) 542-5561
Check the Help Wanted section of your local newspaper. The library subscribes to The Miami NewsRecord, the Joplin Globe, and the Tulsa World. They are available to use in the library.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business and job search skills to achieve personal and professional goals. It can be accessed free with your library card on the library’s website at www.miamipl.okpls.org.
RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS
BOOKS, EBOOKS, AND AUDIOBOOKS
Unbeatable résumés: America’s top recruiter reveals what really gets you hired by Tony Beshara
Takes readers step-by-step through the resume creation process, including tips on how to utilize keywords effectively, use gaps in employment and job changes to your advantage, and enhance your resume with a concise, dynamic cover letter.
Résumé magic: trade secrets of a professional résumé writer by Susan Britton Whitcomb
Combines great tips with before-and-after resume transformations to explain the ‘nuts and bolts’ of resume creation.
OverDrive eBook Knock ’em Dead Cover Letters: Cover Letter Samples and Strategies You Need to Get the Job You Want by Martin John Yate
Learn how to use proven methods to: Determine the relevant keywords that will send your application to the top of database searches, effectively display your personal brand and the transferable skills you bring to a job, conduct a simple web search to find contact information and get your material in front of managers and recruiters, and figure out when you should mail a hard copy of your application to the recruiter instead of sending an e-mail.
RBdigital Audiobook The elements of resume style: essential rules for writing resumes and cover letters that work by Scott Bennett
Bennett explains how to craft clear, compelling, targeted resumes and cover letters that actually work and that whether it’s on paper or online, the rules are the same: use clear, dynamic language–and keep it short and focused.
BOOKS, EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
Knock ’em dead: with great answers to tough interview questions by Martin John Yate
From preparing for the first interview to polishing existing skills, this book arms you with the knowledge of what to say and how to say it, giving you the advantage over competitors and the confidence to succeed.
The everything practice interview book: make the best impression– and get the job you want! by Dawn Rosenberg McKay
Topics include: Preparing for the interview — First impressions count — Revealing your personality — Discussing your skills and abilities — Highlighting your accomplishments — Questions about your education — Discussing your work history — Your interpersonal skills — Did you do your homework? — What would you do if you were hired? — Difficult or embarrassing questions — Dealing with illegal questions — Behavioral interviews — Do you have any questions? — What to do after the interview.
101 job interview questions you’ll never fear again by James Reed
James Reed, chairman of one of the world’s largest recruiting agencies, takes you into the minds of top interviewers and reveals the answers that will land your dream job.
This is how to get your next job: an inside look at what employers really want by Andrea Kay
Leading career expert and syndicated columnist Andrea Kay asked numerous employers why they didn’t hire the last ten people they interviewed and passed on, and the overwhelmingly common answers she received time after time were not about skills or experience but about how applicants behaved and spoke during the interview. In this well-researched book based on candid insights from real-life employers, job hunters can learn how to take control of how they come across to the people in charge of giving them the exciting, rewarding opportunities they are seeking.
OverDrive eBook Knock ’em Dead Job Interview: How to Turn Job Interview into Paychecks by Martin John Yate
You’ll learn how to prepare for job interviews and pick up tips for answering over 300 of the most frequently asked interview questions, including behavioral questions.
OverDrive eBook 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview by Ron Fry
OverDrive Audiobook 101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview by Ron Fry
Asking questions in your interview is your moment to shine – to show off the depth and breadth of your research, to remind the interviewer of how perfectly your credentials fit the job description, and to actually ask for the job!