Taking Care of Business

October 15, 2013 - 17:43 — KentPalmer
Taking Care of Business

Doing well on a job interview is often one of the last steps on the arduous road to landing that coveted new position.  Job search fatigue may have set in long before you get to the interview itself, but careful and thorough preparation is still an absolute “must”. 

One area that’s often overlooked is gaining control of your emotions and attitudes so that you can retain your enthusiasm and composure.  A recent newspaper article by Marie Stempinski, an expert in strategic business communications, offers lots of common-sense tips, including planning out your drive to the interview site and putting yourself in a positive mood on the way.

The Naperville Public Library has a variety of resources to help you improve your job interview skills. For example, in the “Tools to Get Hired” section of our Job & Career Accelerator database, you’ll find practice interview questions as well as information on scheduling and preparing for interviews.  Our Brainfuse JobNow! database offers not only helpful interview tips but also interview coaching from live experts.  These databases can be accessed from inside the library or, with a Naperville library card, from your home computer or mobile device.

Of course, it should be no surprise that we have lots of great books on interviewing, too.  Here are just a few.  Click on the cover to find the item in the catalog.


Finally, please join us on Wednesday, October 30th for our Job Search Workshop:  Successful Job Interviewing.  Becky Brillon of the Community Career Center will be sharing tips on interview preparation plus strategies for handling those difficult questions that can really put you on the spot.  The program begins at 7 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, Meeting Room A.