Job Hunting Advice: What to Say After 'Hello'?

Chesterfield Township Library offers career advice and resources.

You have studied the job market, reviewed countless print and online job ads, discovered information through networking, sent out numerous cover letters and resumes, and now you have that all important job interview. There is still more to do before you head off for the interview.

has many resources--online and in print and video form--to assist job hunters with preparing for the interview stage of the job-hunting process. 

Get ready for interviews with these reads

The following list represents some of the books available through the library to help job seekers explore strategies for interviewing:

  • “The Everything Practice Interview Book (Second Edition): Make the best impression and get the job you want!” by Dawn Rosenberg McKay.
  • “Great Answers! Great Questions! For Your Job Interview: Dazzling answers to the toughest interview questions, insightful and impressive questions you can ask, special tips for career changers” by Jay A. Block, CPRW, and Michael Betrus, CPRW.
  • “The Most Important Questions to Ask on Your Next Job Interview: Insiders secrets you need to know” by Kendall Blair.
  • “The Essential Phone Interview Handbook: Master the faceless interview, be prepared no matter when they call, protect your professional presence” by Paul J. Bailo, MBA, MSW.
  • “Job Interviews that Mean Business: Turn interviews into jobs” by David R. Eyler.
  • “The Five-Minute Interview (Second Edition)” by Richard H. Beatty.

Pop in a DVD to prepare yourself

An alternative to reading about how to have a successful job interview is viewing a DVD on the subject. Just pop-in either of the following DVDs to see and hear experts explain how to handle job interviews:

  • “Quick Interview” from JIST Publishing, Inc.  The publisher states that “Whether it’s the first interview or the fourteenth, anyone who needs a crash course in making a good interview great can benefit from this straightforward, yet very entertaining program.”
  • “Advance Your Career” from Millennium Interactive Inc.  Along with prepping for a job interview, the publisher states this DVD will also provide information on identifying skills, “career planning, making career choices and exploration, making decisions about career changes, job search strategies, writing a resume…and choosing a college or a training program.”
  • Useful job interviewing advice can be gained by exploring the websites “Career One Stop” and “Learning Express Library”, also available through the library.  People can use the Learning Express Library website in the library or at home for free after registering on the website at the library.  People can use the Career One Stop website in the library or access it at home by logging on to the library’s website at www.chelibrary.org  

Both websites offer valuable and detailed information on how to have a successful job interview.

Take a trip to the library to learn more

To find out more about print, online, and other resources available to research job listings, potential careers, and employers, visit the Chesterfield Township Library, call 586-598-4900, or go online at www.chelibrary.org

The Chesterfield Township Library is located at 50560 Patricia Avenue off Chesterfield Road in the Gratiot and 23 Mile Road area.  The library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. The library will close on Saturdays during July and August and on Sept. 1, but will resume Saturday hours beginning Sept. 8, 2012.



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