To meet with job seekers and assist in reviewing resumes, evaluating interviewing skills and help with the development of effective job search skills
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Volunteer Career Assistant will have scheduled half hour appointments with area job seekers to review resumes and general job search strategy.
The assistant should check to see if appointments have been arranged on the scheduled date. Librarians will schedule the appointments on an as-needed basis.
The assistant has the option to help out with job search programs, networking groups and career fairs.
There is a possibility of assisting job seekers at a drop in time adding a "drop in" time.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The applicant should enjoy meeting and talking to people
The applicant should have a strong knowledge of the job search process, ideally from a human resources perspective.
The applicant should be up to date on employment trends and community resources for job seekers.
The Adult Services Career Librarian is responsible for administrative supervision of the volunteer.
Orientation and Training:
Library-wide - general library orientation for volunteers
Adult Services Department - includes a department tour and introduction to Adult staff members, a review of Adult procedures and expectations as they relate to volunteers, and an explanation of the volunteer’s specific duties and responsibilities
Orientation of the career resources in the library
Overview of the current method for finding job resources
The Volunteer Career Assistant should be available to stop in the library at a scheduled time every other week for 2 hours of scheduled appointments. More time can be scheduled if desired but is not necessary.
The position would require a 6 hour commitment per month.