July 2012 Archives

USjobs.pngJob seekers and potential employers may want to check out the US.jobs website put together by the National Labor Exchange.  The site offers assistance in career research, resumes, relocation, figuring out possible salaries and education for job seekers.  There's also a webpage devoted to assisting veterans in finding work, as well as a directory to assist employers in finding the right applicant.  For more about US.jobs, click here

 

If you'd like to assist the victims and their respective families of last week's awful shooting spree in an Aurora, CO theatre showing The Dark Knight Rises, the local CBS station WFMY has a list of groups and organizations you can donate to. The list can be accessed by clicking here.  The station's list also includes indivudal funds for victims' families. 

You can also contact the local Red Cross chapter here if it's easier to help the victims. 

 
DiversityWorld.com has an article by Rob McInnes that lists job seeking tips for blind and visually impaired job seekers that you can access by clicking here.  Among the various tips listed are how to find job openings, networking, explaining why you need accomodation in the job, and how to deal with transportation issues at work.  For more info, click here
 

MartianChronicles.pngIt goes without saying that Ray Bradbury, author of the classic 1950 book The Martian Chronicles (click here to reserve a copy) , and who passed away last month, was a major influence on science fiction and fantasy. 

 

RadioArchives.pngIf you're a fan of old "hero" pulp novels of the 1930s & 1940s and you'd like to read them but you're visually impaired, RadioArchives.com has something for you.  Besides putting out old radio shows on CD, Radio Archives have now released adaptations of pulp novels starring such characters as Doc Savage, The Spider, Secret Agent X and Doctor Death as audiobook on compact disc.  A listing of the ones they've produced so far can be found here

Not only that, but Radio Archives has also made more pulp stories avaiable as eBooks (click here) which (if you're hearing impaired) you can download to your eReader device according to whichever format (Kindle, Nook, etc.) you prefer. 

Greenwich Library's distributors do not carry these titles so we can't get them either in audio or eBook format for our collection at this time.  But if you're a pulp fan, you shouldn't pass this up.  I've listened to the Doc Savage and Spider CDs and the production is great.  And just hearing the purple, almost crazed writing in the Spider novels spoken out loud (quite well) is wild!  To access RadioArchives.com, click here.   

 
CareerOneStop.pngThe CareerOneStop website (click here) is set up to assist job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals with the proper tools. They offer advice on finding the right career and employer, writing and sending resumes and cover letters, and they also show how to get information on salaries and benefits, and how to conduct a job search.  For more, click here.  

FightingManOf Mars.pngThe seventh installment in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars/Barsoom series, A Fighting Man of Mars, was originally published as a six part serial in the pulp magazine Blue Book in April-September 1930, and collected in book form in 1931.  (Above is the original book cover.)  
 

 
PVA.pngWith the 4th of July right around the corner, let's remember those veterans who suffered tremenous personal loss in defending our country.  The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) goes all out in trying to provide better health care and support for soldiers who suffered spinal cord damage and other disabling injuries.  You can show your support and wish them a happy holiday by sending contributions here.  And check out their regulary updated website, which includes this informative post on the Supreme Court's recent ACA decision and what it means to Veterans, here
 

How Acting Crazy Might Get You That Job

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Crazy Good Interviewing.pngBarbara Parus, co-author of Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job, recently guest-blogged on Bullish For Books (click here)
to promote the book.  She also gives some basic tips to follow in doing a job interview, including self-assessment, verbal and non-verbal skills, and  post-interview follow-ups.  For more info, click here.  The book is available to reserve online here.   

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