Sunday, January 11, 2015

Supercharge Support for Job Seekers

Head for success - image courtesy Pixabay
Give your job-seeker support services a fresh start for the New Year. 

Most Wisconsin public libraries offer support for job-seekers and career changers in multiple ways every day. But members of your community may be overlooking the invaluable training and programs your library offers.

Here are some ideas to encourage your community to take a new look at your job-seeker support services in the New Year.

Web Junction's Job Seeker's Pathfinder - shares great ideas gleaned from libraries nationwide including rural Newton Falls (OH) Public Library. A Project Compass workshop helped Newton Falls Adult Services librarian Melissa Lattanzi rethink her approach to job-seeker services. The Pathfinder, based on the Project Compass methodology, can help you identify constraints that may be limiting the success of your job-seeker services.  

Your peers in libraries like Rice Lake Public Library do a great job sharing targeted resources at Rice Lake Public Library Employment Resources

The St. Croix Valley Job Center partners with area libraries including the Hudson Area Library and the Friday Memorial Library to co-sponsor job search assistance programming.

Job seeker services - image courtesy Pixabay
The Menomonie Public Library helps entrepreneurs learn about Kickstarter, the innovative, online crowdfunding platform with special Kickstarter Workshops.

So be brave, take a look at what your peers are doing and try something new in job-seeker services for the New Year!

Post written by Martha Farley Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning