Tag Archive: Employment

Best on the Web – Free How-To Help

Don’t let the name scare you away—The Beehive is a website worth visiting. Since 2001, when The Beehive was launched by the D.C.-based non-profit, One Economy, it has helped more than 18 million people worldwide connect to educational tools and services to inform and empower people to improve their lives. This site is buzzing with free how-to help related to money, health, jobs, school and housing. Some of the current articles include a back-to-school guide, food stamp eligibility tool, and a gestational diabetes factsheet. A brief exploration reveals in-depth financial and savings advice, health tips and assistance, employment coaching, computer training, college preparation guides, and homebuyer help. Registered users enjoy additional perks, such as printable coupons and the ability to set their location and view local services and resources. Content is updated regularly to reflect seasonal needs and current trends.

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Best on the Web – A Bit of Everything Local

From scuba gear to sleeper sofas. Find local deals on Craigslist.

Would you believe there is a website where you can search job openings, find an apartment, buy a sofa, discuss crafts and beauty, join a rock band, sell your old bike, and make romantic connections all in one place? Craigslist is a free online marketplace where users can search and post classified advertisements related to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums. The website was started by its namesake, Craig Newmark, in 1995 in San Francisco. Since then, Craigslist has grown into one of the top 10 sites on the Internet with 20 billion views and 50 million new classified ads each month. Now there are Craigslist sites in more than 500 cities worldwide, including our local Greater Richmond site.

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Best on the Web – What’s Your Next Move?

Unemployment in Virginia is comparatively low at 6.1%, and fortunately, the decline has been steady in recent months. But if you are currently out of work, or have been for some time, this statistic isn’t uplifting. If trends in your field lead to more layoffs than new positions, unemployment could be a long-term certainty for you. It’s time to cast a wider net in your job search and consider career alternatives. My Next Move is a career portal offering introduction, exploration, and transition resources for job seekers. Users can search careers by key word or title for education and technology requirements, skills and abilities, personality suitability, earnings potential, and job outlook. There is also a revealing Interest Profiler to help you identify the right career fit.

Recent high school and college graduates—Not sure what classes to register for this fall? Not sure how you want to use your degree in English? My Next Move is a great resource for you, too! Explore careers to learn which one is right for you.

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Best on the Web – New Site for Job Seekers

mySkills myFuture

Looking for a job?

Don’t know where to start?

How about starting with your most recent job?

mySkills myFuture is a new Web site that enables job seekers to search for jobs based on their previous employment. Simply type in a job you have had in the past and begin searching jobs in your area that fit your unique skills and experience. Job seekers can view results by location, including salary/wage information, as well as training requirements. The simple and easy-to-navigate mySkills myFuture is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It is part of the larger CareerOneStop suite of online job seeking tools, which includes links to local service providers, resume writing assistance, career assessments, and education opportunities. myskills myFuture is completely FREE to users and features access to thousands of local and state jobs.

Want to learn more? Check out these titles:

Knock ‘em Dead, 2010: The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin John Yate
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Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online by Alison Doyle
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Resumes for Dummies by Joyce Kennedy
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The Everything Resume Book: Create a Winning Resume that Stands Out from the Crowd by Nancy Schuman
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Appomattox Regional Library Job Opening

The Appomattox Regional Library System is looking to hire an energetic and enthusiastic part-time Library Assistant I to work approximately 20 hours per week for Dinwiddie County library branches.  The pay range is $9.35-$15.99.  A high school diploma or GED is required.

To Apply:  Please complete an application and background verification form and submit it to Melissa Lawrence via Email: Mlawrence@arls.org, Fax:  804-452-0909, Mail:  RE:  Library Assistant I, 209 E. Cawson Street, Hopewell, VA 23860, or deliver in person to the Administration Office at the Hopewell Library.  All applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 16, 2010.  The Appomattox Regional Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. (EEOE)

Full Job Description: County Library Assistant

Download application: Application-EEOC.pdf

Download background verification: Authorization-form-background.pdf

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