Library Features: What's New @ The Library

Library Annual Magazine Sale Extended Through Feb 13th

Library Annual Magazine Sale Extended Through Feb 13th

Posted January 29, 2009 B By Karen Parry

Price reduction to $1. per bundle now in effect.
Need a good magazine to cozy up to during those cold winter days and nights? The Library never lets you down.

 The Annual Magazine Sale has been extended through Friday, February 13 and includes all 2007 magazines.  Tables are set up at the front entrance with bundles of magazines to satisfy even the most discriminating reader’s palette.  You’ll find bundles labeled Home, Business, Health, Science, Technology, Fashion, Sports, Cooking, and Hobbies.

The East Brunswick Library Introduces New Online Resume Building Software

The East Brunswick Library Introduces New Online Resume Building Software

Posted January 07, 2009

Need a resume? Want a cover letter? With The Library's new subscription to OptimalResume online software, you can quickly and effortlessly create essential professional documents such as resumes and cover letters, as well as investigate crucial job-related skills such as the practice interview or skills assessment. The Optimal Resume software is available to all East Brunswick Library card holders.

“Optimal Resume™” is a comprehensive web-based application for library cardholders to create, present, and manage resumes. The application allows convenient previewing, forward/backward navigation, drag/drop reordering of sections, and the ability to delete/add sections at any time.  Resumes are automatically generated in several formats, including Rich Text, Plain Text, PDF, and HTML, and can be edited, downloaded, renamed, or deleted at any time. Users can also reference an occupational database to create targeted resumes for specific employers and occupations.   It's easy to search careers by job family, high growth industry, or STEM discipline and view key job information such as required tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, and more.

Users can create and manage an unlimited number of resumes in their account, and the software includes spell checking, action words, and format assistance - all on a 24/7 basis. A state-of-the-art Resume Stylist makes it easy for users to choose from up to 1 Million Resume Styles, so no two resumes ever look the same!

To use this software go to Research Tools in the navigation menu on the left and select Find Information in Online Databases.   You can scroll down the alphabetical listing of all of The Library's databases to OptimalResume.  Or you may select Education and Careers from the drop down menu on the right side of the page and scroll through a much shorter shorter list of databases.  Click on the link and enter the password listed in the instructions and begin.  Users will need to create an account to use the software and store their data. 

The Library will also be offering a workshop titled “How to Write a Winning Resume and Interview for Success” on Monday, February 9th at 7pm. Join Chrystal McArthur and Janet Jones, Associate Directors of Rutgers University’s Career Services, and learn tips on writing a winning resume and developing interviewing skills and strategies in order to ‘land the job’! This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.