Galesburg Public Library offers employment assistance
The days of fill out paper job applications and searching the want ads in a newspaper are over.
And while every aspect of job searching has gone digital, many don’t have a computer or reliable internet connection at home.
Others might just need help improving their technology skills.
Enter Michelle Kim, the employment and technology specialist at the Galesburg Public Library.
Her job is to assist people with any of their employment needs.
“If you need help creating a resume, updating a resume, writing a cover letter, maybe brushing up on interview skills. But often if you need to get registered on a job search website, if you’ve never done an online application,” Kim said.
Kim can even help people apply online for unemployment benefits, use social media to network, and clean up social media profiles that might not look great to potential employers.
She said it’s important for everyone to keep up with the trends, even if they’re not currently on the job market.
“More employers are requiring resumes than ever before and a lot of this is done digitally. So you have to be somewhat comfortable using the internet, using a computer, or at least comfortable to come in and ask for help,” she said.
These free services are available by appointment, by contacting the Galesburg Public Library reference desk at (309)343-6118 or email@example.com.
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