Job Search Assistance

Need help finding your next job? We're here to help!

One-on-One Job Help

at Kent and Heatherdowns

We offer one-on-one appointments designed to help you improve your computer and technology skills, search and apply for jobs online, write or update your resume and more.

Develop skills in:

  • Computer and internet basics
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Google Drive and Google Docs
  • eMedia (Overdrive and hoopla)
  • Searching and applying for jobs online
  • Updating your resume

Available by appointment, Monday - Friday during Library hours at Heatherdowns and Kent.

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One Stop Resume Shop

at Kent

Receive online job search and interviewing tips, resume and cover letter writing help, and more. Call 419.259.5340 to make an appointment - walk-ins are welcome.

One Stop Resume Shop:
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon

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GED Classes

Many employers require a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). We partner with Owens Community College and Penta Career Center to offer GED classes at more than a dozen Library locations. For more information, call Owens at 567.661.2708 or Penta at 419.661.6555.

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English Language Classes

English as a second language (ESL) courses are offered weekly at our South location on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon - 2 p.m. Call 419.259.5395 for more details

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Upcoming Programs

Teen Job Readiness: Volunteering

Monday May. 20
at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Kent

Explore summer volunteer opportunities for teens.

Event Details for Teen Job Readiness: Volunteering

Lit & Latte

Tuesday May. 21
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Looking for group? We are, too! Ask a teen librarian about joining our monthly teen book club called Lit & Latte for a lively discussion about our books in our TBR pile (with lattes!)

Event Details for Lit & Latte

RESUME A-B-C

Monday May. 27
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Make sure your resume is the best it can be - bring a printed copy of your resume and/or cover letter for our expert to review spelling and grammar. Every 4th Monday from 7-8 pm.

Event Details for RESUME A-B-C

LEARN ONLINE

Digital Learn

New to computers or haven't used them for a while? For those who are a little unsure or uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn helps users tackle technology and gain the confidence needed to succeed.

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GCFLearnFree.org

Provides high quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy and/or math skills. Offers information on more than 180 topics through 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos and over 50 interactive activities and games.

School Information
Grade Levels: elementary, middle school and high school
Subjects: art, English/language arts, health, math and technology

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LearningExpress Library

Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests and eBooks to help users of all ages. Offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep and more.

School information
Grade Levels: elementary school, middle school and high school
Subjects: college prep, English/language arts, high school prep, history/government, math, science and social studies

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Lynda.com

Offers more than 3,000 courses that include more than 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics including design, business, office software and personal and professional goals. Certificates of completion can be printed our and/or uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. iOS | Android

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Mergent Intellect

Search available jobs with more than 20 million employers throughout North America, research industry reports, look up census and consumer data, and find useful help and how-to guides.

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Transparent Language

Learn more than 100 languages at your own pace with easy-to-use online lessons, vocabulary exercises, practice activities and more.

School information
Grade Levels: high school
Subjects: foreign language

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Tutor.com®

Tutor.com offers online academic tutoring to K-12, intro-level college and GED students. No appointment is needed and tutors are available noon to midnight, 7 days a week! Study 24/7 with their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library. Sample quizzes include ASVAB, ACT/SAT prep, Math Fundamentals and much more. Tutor.com also provides writing support either in a live session or through the Drop-off Paper review. Receive feedback on reports, essays, resumes and cover letters within 12 hours.

Need help? Try our online chat or check out Tutor.com's FAQ and Troubleshooting page.

School information
Grade Levels: elementary school, middle school and high school
Subjects: get tutoring on any school subject, as well as college and high school prep

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JOB SEARCH Websites

Toledo and Ohio Jobs

Looking for a job in the Toledo region? Visit these online websites and resources to help you find the right local job for you:

Work Ready Lucas County: Assists local residents in earning the National Career Readiness Certificate that helps people find great jobs and companies find skilled workers.

Ohio Means Accessibility: Disability Resource Coordinators at Ohio Means Jobs Centers implement Ohio’s strategic components, which include deploying integrated resource teams, leveraging partner funds and resources, customized employment and asset development.

LOCAL JOB SEARCH
CareerBoard

The Center of Nonprofit Resources

Toledo Blade
ToledoHelpWanted

OHIO JOB SEARCH
Ohio Means Jobs
State of Ohio

National and International Jobs

Considering a move or open to exploring the world of job opportunities? Search for your next career using some of the national and international job search sites listed below:

NATIONAL JOB SEARCH
Best Jobs USA
CareerOneStop
Diversity Employers
Idealist.org
Indeed
LinkUp

Monster

Simply Hired

USAJobs
Work for Good
Zip Recruiter
ZoomInfo

INTERNATIONAL JOB SEARCH
Jobs Abroad
Overseas Jobs

CAREER TESTS

Want to test your skills and see what career field you might be a great fit for you? These websites offer free and/or low-cost aptitude and career assessment tests: