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1/28/2011 - County Library Has Acquired Career Transitions

Cumberland County Library Has Acquired Career Transitions

Cumberland County Library has acquired Career Transitions, a new electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change.

At a time when the need to re-evaluate, alter or develop careers is greater than ever, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has developed a resource that is allowing libraries to help patrons through each step of the career change process. Residents of Cumberland County may access Career Transitions at the Cumberland County Library or from any computer by going to www.clueslibs.org and using their library card. 

Career Transitions is a complete, guided, self-paced application that walks the individual through the entire process-assessing strengths and interests, exploring new opportunities, preparing a resume, finding educational opportunities and networking advice, performing a comprehensive job search and applying online. Workers are guided by clear and concise information about career paths, industries, companies, job availability, growth potential and professional associations-organized around simple-to-navigate portals that combine overviews with statistical information and Web tools to help make well-planned career choices.

Jean Edwards
Jean Edwards
 
Career Transitions is a one-stop resource for people going through career change,” said Jean Edwards, Acting Library Director. “It comes at a time when people need help making life-changing career choices and libraries are becoming more and more involved in this process. This resource helps us increase the quality of our service and meet the needs of our patrons”, continued Edwards.

Across the country, librarians report being overwhelmed with requests for materials to assist users who are making job-related decisions. Career Transitions encompasses the entire job search process, allowing Cumberland County Library users and the librarians assisting them to find answers, whether they are dealing with job loss, re-training needs or looking for new career paths.

This new electronic resource is funded by a grant to the New Jersey Library Association and is part of the South Jersey Works grant involving all county libraries in South Jersey.

For more information, contact the reference department of the Cumberland County Library at 856-453-2210 Ext 106.