Blog Archive

  • Posted on 04/29/2014 - 9:46am

    You may have heard of Monster.com. Perhaps you’ve even heard of Indeed.com. But have you ever heard of Glassdoor.com? If not, allow us to change that.

    So much of today’s job searching is done online and Monster is a giant among sites. Yet, Glassdoor offers one feature that Monster is lacking: company reviews. Taking a page from the social media playbook, Glassdoor allows people to share their thoughts, specifically on their employers. This is an indisputable benefit to job searchers. Doing your homework on the company with which you have an interview is something that is often overlooked. Most interviewees (yours truly included) are a jumble of nerves when interviewing. So it’s often forgotten that not only are you being interviewed by the employer but you’re interviewing the employer as well. And what better way to help you with your interview questions than to get the scoop from someone who has worked there already.

    For example, here’s Best Buy’s review page: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Best-Buy-Reviews-E97.htm

    Glassdoor has the usual job postings, interview tips, and resume writing help as well. So you’ll find all sorts of goodies when you’re looking for that next job and your friendly neighborhood library is here to help.

    If you click the Research and Learning button on the left side of the home page and then click the More Sources by Topic link, you’ll be brought a page of links. Click Business to expand that section and you’ll see the link to Glassdoor.  We hope it will prove a useful site the next time you’re looking for a job.

  • Posted on 04/17/2014 - 12:09pm

    Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Poetry Contest 2014! The theme this year was "reading." Over 200 entries were submitted. Thank you to our judges: Kendra Amaral, Assistant Town Manager, Jean Chang, Chairman of the Wilmington Arts Council and Alison Schwartz, Teen Services Librarian. Winners and those who received an Honorable Mention are invited to Poetry Night on April 29 at 7 pm to read their poems and receive awards and certificates.  For names of winners and poems click here.

  • Posted on 04/15/2014 - 11:44am

    To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, the library is hosting an art show displaying the work of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who attend day care and preschools in Wilmington.  Stop by the library to view their wonderful creations.  The display will continue through Saturday, April 19.

  • Posted on 04/01/2014 - 10:36am

    The library is in the middle of a strategic planning process to map our course for the next 5 years. In order to create a plan that best serves Wilmington, it is important to hear from residents.  Please complete the library's survey. It should only take 5 to 10 minutes You are also invited to attend the next Community Forum on Tuesday, April 29, 1 pm.  A facilitator will lead the forum. Light refreshments will be served. Please register if you plan to attend the Community Forum.