The Missouri Career Center is a good place to start a job search. The center has well-trained assistants on staff to aid job seekers with job searches and training. The center partners with organizations offering additional intensive programs and services. The Springfield office has over 30 computers for use by job seekers. For more information, call (417) 887-4343.
Search local job listings and post your resume online:
A KY3 report pointed out that businesses may only post openings on their web sites and not on the mega-search sites. Check out business librarian Mike DePue's Springfield Area Major Employers page for lists of companies to check.
For help creating or updating a resume, try JobNow*. JobNow offers resume tips and templates, but you can also send your resume to JobNow. Within 24 hours, you'll get a reply from a resume expert, a live person who offers advice on how to create a winning resume. Books available at the Library include:
The Library provides access to LearningExpressLibrary*, an online resource for employment and academic test preparation, including Postal Worker, Civil Service and GED. Ozarks Technical Community College offers free GED test preparation classes.
All branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library offer computers with internet access and word processing software. The Midtown Carnegie Branch library also has JobView, a touch-screen kiosk showing job listings from Missouri Career Source.
Do you need to brush up on your computer skills? The Edge Community Technology Center is also located at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library and offers basic computer software and Internet training for adults at no charge. Call (417) 837-5011 for more information.
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