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Lori C. -

Carving Out a Great Cover Letter and Resume

I love October! This is the time of year that I get to pick out the perfect pumpkin and carve it into a welcoming jack-o-lantern. Jack-o-lanterns show our personality and creative abilities and... More 
Lori C. -
Many women are opting out of the job hunt and into becoming entrepreneurs. Starting your own business can be rewarding and exciting: be your own boss, set your own schedule, and make your own money! But it also requires a great deal of tenacity, time, money, ingenuity, and effort. To be successful, you have to plan and... More 
Lori C. -

The Affordable Care Act and Your Job Search

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment just weeks away, many job seekers are wondering how it will impact their job search. Although there is speculation that, to avoid... More 
Krista A. -
Join us this Wednesday for The Ins and Outs of LinkedIn: Tips and Tricks for Job Seekers. We'll be discussing how to make the best use of LinkedIn's networking possibilities and job hunting resources. Wednesday, September 18th 11:00 - 12:30 Richland Library Northeast ... More 
Lori C. -

How Positive Working Relationships Work for You

Today is my parent’s 53rd wedding anniversary. You don’t get to be married that long without knowing something about commitment, communication, conflict resolution, and comedic timing or humor.... More 
Janet H. -

Business and Job Center Work Stations

Many of you may be familiar with the services available in the Business and Job Center, located on the 3rd level of the Main Library. However, you may not know that we also have... More 
Lori C. -

Not Qualified? Don't Apply!

A job seeker contacted me the other day to say she is ready to give up on finding a job because she is tired of hearing no or nothing at all or, if she does get an interview, never being picked... More 
Lori C. -
One of my “cringe” phrases to read on a résumé is “good communication skills.” What does that even mean? Liz Ryan, CEO of, says, “Anyone who says he or she has ‘excellent communication skills’ evidently doesn't! Because, if you had them, you wouldn't use trite words to describe... More 
Lori C. -
We all recognize the logos of popular companies like McDonald’s golden arches or Nike's swoosh but the brand is actually the impression we have of those companies: what is their promise of value and do they deliver on that promise? What makes them different from all other brands and why should I buy... More 
Lori C. -

Low-level Jobs Can Offer High-impact Returns

Not all of us are aiming for that CEO position on Wall Street. The realities of today’s competitive job market, shrinking hiring budgets, and global outsourcing mean many job seekers... More 


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