Are you on the hunt for a new job, or just unhappy with your current one? Today could be the day you take your first step into a new career. We’ve recently partnered with Brainfuse to offer access to their JobNow service free for anyone who has a Taylor Library card.
Job hunting can be a very intimidating and stressful process. Maybe you’re looking for your first job and aren’t sure where to begin. Maybe you want to make a change, but it’s been so long since you’ve made a resume that you’re unsure of what to write. JobNow can help you with all of that. JobNow focuses on three different areas to help you succeed: resume building, interview preparation, and career resources. Each of these services can be useful to you.
For many people, it’s been a long time since they’ve had to update their resume, let alone write one from scratch. You might have a lot of questions like, “What do I add on or leave off?” or “Is it better to focus on time put in at a job or skills learned?” or “How do I make my resume stand out?” The good news is, JobNow has the answers to all those questions. They also have resume templates that let you plug your information into a trusted, well tested format.
JobNow also offers experts on staff to review your resume or assist you while you renovate it. If you are having a hard time expressing how the skills from your previous jobs can be useful in the future, you can live chat with the experts and find the exact right words. This is especially useful if you’ve served in the Military and are trying to translate your skills for a civilian market. In fact, they have an entire section dedicated to helping Veterans find new careers. If you’re worried about taking the first step to a new career, the resume building tools are there to get you started on the right foot.
So you’ve polished your resume, submitted it to potential employers, and gotten your first call back for an interview, now what? JobNow has your back.
The interview prep section has hundreds of common interview questions, tips on the best way to present yourself, even dressing tips. And if you’re still anxious about the interview, you can live chat with interview experts who will conduct a mock interview with you to help you tighten up any areas that need a little extra love.
In the Career Resources section, they have everything you could need during a career transition: links to unemployment assistance resources, job listings from reputable sources, skill building lessons to help you shore up your talents, and so much more. They even have tests and assessments to help you find the right career path for you and what you need to do to get there. As always, if you ever need more “hands-on” help, they offer free Job Coaching via live chat. Of all the resources and services that JobNow offers, the career resources might be the most valuable. Even if you’re not actively searching for something new, it’s still worth checking out.
Nobody likes being in the position where they need to find a new job. Even under the best circumstances, it’s a very stressful affair. But at one point or another, everyone has felt trapped in a job and wanted more for themselves. JobNow can help you find a new, better pathway. You just need to take the first step.