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Grand Rapids Public Library offering resume, job-seeking help

Posted at 10:10 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 22:10:08-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Public Library is helping jobseekers through its new Remote Resume Help program.

Kent County residents can upload their resume to the library’s online forum and receive feedback from trained library staff, a news release said Tuesday.

Feedback will be provided on format, design, recommendations on what to include, copy editing and more.

“Job-seeking is difficult when there’s not a worldwide pandemic,” said Steven Assarian, the library’s business and career librarian. “It makes us vulnerable, and it’s a process that’s difficult to navigate well. That’s why we created our Remote Resume Review service. We want to ensure our patrons get the help they need, especially those who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. With this service, we can help our patrons put their best foot forward and be primed for success while staying safe and healthy.”

GRPL also has a Small Business Resource Center that offers one-on-one career consultations with staff.

The center can help patrons fine-tune their job-seeking process, prepare for future interviews, identify strengths and work on effective business plans.