Category Archives: Social Media

Finding a job through networking

While there are jobs that can be found by applying online, you have a much better chance of landing the job you want through networking.

Click this article title at for more information:
Guide to Job Search Networking

This is a quote from the article – “In countless surveys and research, including those conducted by Job-Hunt, networking is the dominant method used by successful job seekers. More than 75% of the time!”

At the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, we have free classes and computer labs to assist you with job searching.

Our partner,  Dutchess One Stop ( offers Resume Critique, Job Club and Dreams, Goals, Action! classes at the library.

See our calendar for more information on classes and labs.


Want to Delete Your Facebook or Twitter Account? Here’s How

Sometimes people sign up for Facebook or Twitter accounts, but then decide for whatever reason that they want to permanently delete their account. Deleting your accounts (and all of the posts and pictures contained in them) can be a tedious process.  Facebook has instructions for doing this here. And Twitter provides help with deleting your account here. If you don’t want to delete your entire account, but just delete some postings and better manage your content, TweetDelete can do that for your tweets and Facebook can help you manage your content with their Use Activity Log.

For more information on deleting content (or your entire account), check out the great article Swear Off Social Media, For Good or Just for Now by Molly Wood in The New York Times.


Register for Summer PCC Courses!

Do you want to get better at Microsoft Excel, learn how to check out ebooks and emagazines and read them on your tablet, or find out how to research your ancestors online? This summer we have classes on these topics and much more at the Poughkeepsie Public Library! Space in each workshop is limited, so visit our online calendar to check out our offerings and register, or call (845) 485-3445 x3381 for more information.

LinkedIn Etiquette

The PCC will be holding an Introduction to LinkedIn workshop on May 21 at 1 pm, and with that in mind, I thought I would share an article on LinkedIn “don’ts” from the Information Week website. People often think LinkedIn is a magical website that will instantly find you a job, but they often have no real idea what to do with their profile once they sign-up for an account. LinkedIn is not a magic bullet for people’s job search struggles, but it can be a useful tool if used correctly (and realistically). Pitfalls to be aware of when using LinkedIn include exaggerating your job titles or accomplishments, oversharing irrelevant information that clutters up your connections’ newsfeed, and (arguably one of the worst mistakes) doing nothing with your profile. Read these helpful hints and more here:

8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes

And let us know–what are the worst mistakes you have seen LinkedIn users make?

Check Out the New!

One of the PCC staff’s favorite sites to recommend for technology training (for both the public and for us!) is They relaunched their website this week with changes designed to make it easier for users to move around the website and locate the topics they are interested in learning more about.

Don’t worry about changes in content though–all of the information that previous users found so helpful is still there.  offers a comprehensive selection of tutorials on topics such as:

  • Technology basics
  • Microsoft Office
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Job searching, resume writing, and interviewing skills
  • Everyday life skills such reading maps, managing your money, and reading food labels

Visit and start learning today!