ncisThe 2015 release of the Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) is now live. This PDF- NCIS Whatsnew2015d highlights many of the new features in the system. For those of you who are new to NCIS – it is a comprehensive career guidance system used by jobseekers and students, and the many career development professionals who assist them, to explore careers and postsecondary education and training options. NCIS also contains assessments, sorting tools and information files on related topics such as conducting a job search or writing a resume.

To begin exploring:

  1. Go to Databases A-Z
  2. Select the “N” tab
  3. Select Nevada Career Information System

Looking for a job? Try these top 25 companies

Glassdoor’s annual list of the Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities  has just been published. It is  based on the reviews and ratings of Glassdoor’s 10 million members, these 25 companies rank highest for career advancement.

Uncovering the Hidden Job Market

Online Workshop:  Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA

Day/Date: Wednesdays (starts November 2 and runs through December 28)

Time:  12:30 PM Pacific (1 Hour)

Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy.  Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research.

To register for any of the session dates, go to Uncover the Hidden Job Market and choose a Wednesday to attend.

Best Places to Work

Glassdoor’s annual list of 50 Best Places to Work is now available. What makes this list unique is that it’s the “Employees’ Choice” of workplace awards – the winners were selected by the 150,000+ employees that completed a company review on Glassdoor during 2010.

Glassdoor can be found on the library’s website under Search by Topic – Careers & Education.

The Virtual Library provides a variety of resources to help you with your job hunting.  Checkout our Hot Topic – Careers and our new series of job skill development workshops – Looking for a Job.

New year, new you: Books to help stay motivated

Yes, I know… another New Year’s resolution post, but sometimes a book is a great way to make that resolution last (at least until March). Here are some great titles from our eMedia Catalog to motivate you in all aspects of your life:
Diet & Exercise:

Business & Career:


And finally, if you are too hard on yourself, Humor:

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Are there any books that are helping you stay on track?