Job Search Resources

Looking to take a new or different step in your career? We have various resources that can help make the process easier!

Library Program

Zoom Program: So You Need Help Finding a Job? 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00 pm

Job seeking can be overwhelming. If you need help knowing where to look for a job, how to apply or write a resume, this program aims to point you in the direction of community resources that can help.

This program is in partnership with the Brighton Center.


Lose the Resume: Land The Job by Gary Burnison

Gone are the days of polishing up your resume and sending it out at random. At every level today, you need to “lose the resume” in order to land the right job. In other words, you have to learn to tell a story about yourself that speaks to your competencies, purpose, passion and values. Lose the Resume shares the new rules of engagement: How you must think, act and present yourself so you can win.

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Getting Back to Work: Everything You Need to Bounce Back and Get a Job After a Layoff by Linda K. Rolie

In Getting Back to Work, Linda Rolie, an expert in strategic career development with a background as a psychiatric therapist, gives you time-tested tools for finding a new job in today’s tough economy. She also works through the psychological challenges you might face after being laid off.

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All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience by Lauren Berger

This comprehensive guide reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills and ultimately moving toward your dream career.

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The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book by Nancy Schuman and Burton Jay Nadler

In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen. You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements. Instead, you’ll garner attention with such smart options as: I built a team of employees who created . . . I solved the following problems for my employer . . . The market’s tight, but the jobs are out there. With these essential words and phrases, you can move your application to the top of the pile!

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What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles

Updated annually, this edition features the latest resources, case studies and perspectives on today’s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.

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Knock ’em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin John Yate

Whether you’re looking for a first job, re-entering the market or planning a career change, Yate’s unique Target Job Deconstruction method provides you with a roadmap to professional success utilizing the latest job-search strategies for the digital age. This new edition of his classic guide explains everything from building a keyword-rich online profile to social media networking to accepting an offer.

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The Resume Handbook: How to Write Outstanding Resumes and Cover Letters for Every Situation by Arthur D. Rosenberg

Your resume has one purpose: to obtain an interview. In order to create an interview-winning resume, you need to know what to say and how to say it – and The Resume Handbook will show you how.

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Before and After Resumes: How to Turn a Good Resume Into a Great One by Tracy Burns-Martin

With this book, you can discover how to polish your resume to a high shine with the clearest formatting; most effective keywords; and winning, step-by-step advice from experienced HR guru Tracy Burns-Martin. Whether you’re seeking a job or changing your career, you’ll learn everything there is to know about perfecting your resume, from de-aging and modernizing to carving a niche and selling your unique qualifications.

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Local Online Resources

Kentucky Career Center: Resume and Job Search

Whether you are unemployed or looking for a new career opportunity, Focus Career provides both a professional resume builder and a path to job registration.

One Stop Northern Kentucky: Your Resource for Workforce Readiness and Development

Job Seeker Services match available workers with employers who need their skills and experience. Work search and referrals may be conducted locally, statewide and nationally.

Online Resources/ Databases

These resources can be accessed from home with a library card and its password.

LearningExpress: Career Preparation

Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future.

LearningExpress: Adult Core Skills Center

This resource helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing and math. The center also has materials to help adults prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

LearningExpress: Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator has powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today’s job market.

Career and Technical Education

Database of trade information for any vocational job.

LearningExpress: Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Resources for Spanish Speakers)

This center provides learning tools as well as career and citizenship resources to help busy adults improve their basic skills, earn a GED credential or become a U.S. citizen.

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