Support for Finding EmploymentWhether you're just starting out on your job search, have been looking for months, or lost a job and need to start looking AGAIN, there's no doubt that trying to get yourself employed can be an exhausting process. The good news is that you are not on your own. Millions of other people are facing a similar uphill battle, and there are all sorts of places online where you can find sympathetic listeners who won't judge you, won't talk down to you, and won't just tell you to 'stay positive'. Many job search sites will also have forum spaces, so those would be a good place to start. To give you an idea of what's out there, a small sample of some of the many forums and social sites available are listed below:
For more ideas about how to handle unemployment, you can check out 10 ways to maintain yourself personally during the job search here, and a more informal take on being unemployed (or 'underemployed') here. (Note: the first article linked is intended for those who have gone through job *loss*, but the tips apply to anyone searching for work. The second does come with some language.)And finally, when in doubt, you can always consider First Steps.
If there's anything else we at the library can do to help you with your job search, feel free to drop in and ask for assistance anytime. Information-gathering is a specialty (resume templates, phone numbers, you name it), and we are also set up for computer use, printing, copying, faxing.