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Career Focus

"In any moment of decision,
the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
- Theodore Roosevelt -


Changes in the economy find many people between jobs, thinking of changing jobs, or re-entering the workforce, and the public library can be a most powerful job search tool, helping them save time and energy. Job seekers are especially invited to use the resources provided at Bernards Township Library, and to attend this upcoming program of special relevance.

Upcoming Events at the Library
Your Job Search @ the Library
Thursday, February 18, 2009, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
in the Bernards Township Library Program Room located on the lower level.

Ruth Lufkin, Supervising Reference Librarian at Bernards Township Library, will feature creative ways to find golden opportunities through mining the Library's resources. Ruth will discuss and demonstrate online and print tools that make career exploration and transition easier, and showcase materials of special interest to job seekers.

Online resources that are available remotely to every library card holder in New Jersey will be highlighted, as well as those specifically available at Bernards Township Library. She will describe ways to prospect for information on particular industries, pinpoint potential employers, and dredge for nuggets of company data.

All are welcome at this FREE program. This is a regular meeting of the Career Networking Group.  Members of the Career Forum and other job seeking support groups are especially invited to participate.

Learn to use these databases:

ReferenceUSA – United States and Canadian businesses of all sizes and industries, US and Canadian phone listings, and Healthcare listings (physicians and dentists).   Specify and combine criteria for focused searching.  Updated daily.
A NJ Knowledge Initiative database, available through JerseyClicks.

EBSCOhost and ProQuest – full-text of thousands of periodicals and journals and many newspapers. Articles can be viewed, printed, and/or emailed.

 . . . and much, much more.

Local Career Support Groups

The Career Forum, a free program sponsored by the Somerset Hills YMCA, provides a forum for job seekers to learn more about the job hunting process, to share networking contacts, and to help each other through the period of unemployment.  The group meets regularly at the Somerset Hills YMCA on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
For additional information about Career Forum, contact
Sylvia Velez at the YMCA at (908) 630-3530 or see

The Career Networking Group (CNG) is a professional forum that facilitates career transition and management. Group members share contacts, information, resources, support and encouragement with those seeking new career opportunities. Presenters and facilitators are professionals who volunteer their support. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays evenings of each month at the
Bernards Township Library, 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking
Ridge, NJ 07920.  For further information, go to

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