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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Want to update your resume?

A quick guide to updating your resume:

1. Get rid of Objective; use Summary & write 2-3 sentences about your skills specific to the job you’re applying for.
2. Delete unrelated work experience: List only the experience related to your current application. If you have none, list jobs that most closely parallel the skills necessary for this job.
3. Don’t list personal information: It’s illegal for an employer to ask for marital status, religious preference, age, and Social Security numbers.
4. One page resume: Put in only what’s relevant to your current application.
5. Don’t include your hobbies. It’s not important to your job. Also don’t include generic terms like ‘hard worker’ or ‘dedicated’—they’re overused and mean nothing to potential employers.
6. Remove all dates from your resume. They only date you and aren’t necessary to the resume.
7. Write your resume in first person—I did...I supervised…
8. Don’t include references, and don’t use valuable page space to say references available upon request. A potential employer knows this and will ask for them if they’re interested in you.
9. Make a professional email account that includes your full name. If you have to include numbers at the end of it, that’s perfectly OK, but your very first email you created in high school isn’t going to work.
10. Don’t include current business contact information. It’s unprofessional and may just get you fired from your current job.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Library Closing

The Vineland Librar will be closed Saturday December 24, Sunday December 25, and Monday December 26, 2011 for the Christmas holiday. We will be open Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 10 am. See you then! And Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Search Newspapers Through the Vineland Public Library Webpage

Vineland Public Library is now making the Daily Journal as well as national newspapers such as the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer available through its website: The library has contracted with ProQuest to allow Vineland Public Library cardholders to search its Newsstand database and print out articles published during the last decade or even earlier. For example, the Daily Journal is available back to August 1999, while the Philadelphia Inquirer goes back to January 1983 and the New York Times to June 1980. The database covers 1309 publications including 941 newspapers and 101 trade journals.
Library patrons can access the Newsstand database from the library or remotely from their home or office computers with Internet access. The database contains national, international and leading regional newspapers that may be of interest, including NJ Business, The Press of Atlantic City, the Courier Post, USA Today, Barron’s, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and many others.
The Newsstand database can be easily searched to locate specific articles or articles on a given topic. It also includes a special search option for finding obituaries.
Contact the library Information Desk at 856-794-4244 ext. 4243 for further information or help with using the Newsstand database. Library cards can be obtained free of charge at the library’s Front Desk by showing a driver’s license with a Cumberland County address and filling out a short form.

The Vineland Public Library is located at 1058 E. Landis Avenue and is accessible to the disabled. Call 794-4244 to request special accommodations.

Monday, December 19, 2011

FREE books this week!

Our book sale ended but we still have some books. So, all this week the books in the Tripp Room are FREE. Please come and help yourself. And tell all your friends.