Do you want to make the most of your library card? Follow this series of articles that will provide an overview of  information on the various digital resources and databases the La Porte County Public Library offers the community. This is the third in a series and will review databases in the Library’s Cypress Resume subscription.

 

Cypress Resume

Looking to update your resume? That can sometimes be a daunting task. It can take hours of looking for templates or examples. Most online templates require you to pay before you can print or save the document. You also have to find the right words to use to catch the employer’s attention. The time spent updating the resume does not even include the cover letter, which usually requires a number of rewrites before you get something you’re happy with. You’ve probably thought to yourself many times that there has to be an easier way. And there is…at the Library!

 

Customers use the library for many purposes, including a resource for job searching, applying, and resume writing. To assist customers and support employment literacy, the library offers Cypress Resume. It provides customers with limited writing and computer skills, an alternative to searching for examples, attempting to format, and find the right words for a professional resume. It lets the user search for job specific verbiage for skill sets and experience. The information can also be edited to include keywords or changed to the user’s liking. In addition, you can use sample cover letters to create one specific for the job or profession the applicant needs.

 

Here’s what customers are saying:

“Oh, it brings up my job description, that’s very handy.”

“I like how it lets me edit the descriptions and add in some of my skills.”

“It looks very professional and is easy to use. I especially like the descriptions I can use and my ability to edit them so they reflect my skills and experiences.”

 

LPCPL has offered Cypress Resume since August 2019.  

In its first full year of use, Cypress Resume has been utilized over 215 times.

 

Try It Now!

You can access Cypress Resume through the website in our Research and Online Learning section or by clicking here.  

 We also have a tutorial to walk you through the process if you’d like to learn more. 

Next week we will focus on the Library’s Flipster service.

Posted on February 12, 2021

by Michael Sheehan

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan

Michael joined the library staff in August of 2017. He is a member of the Library Admin Team. He has spent much of his adult work life swimming in seas of metadata, bench-pressing card catalogs, and bartering with information system vendors, but those activities have done more to tone his head muscle and less to develop those desirable six-pack abs. These cataloging skills have taken him through Illinois, Wisconsin, and back home to Indiana (queue the Soggy Bottom Boys: “the place where he was born and bred”). In his spare time, he attempts to stay out of family arguments, binge watches British comedy, drama, and mystery programs, and subjects his two cats to the latest in Indie/Alternative music.
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