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As our nation works toward developing a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, jobless rates and job competition are likely to increase in the coming months.
If you have been displaced as a result of the pandemic or if you are considering a career change, TLCPL has digital resources to help navigate the job-seeking landscape. All you need is your library card to get started.
Tutor.com may sound like it is geared toward students but it has an array of options for adults, and particularly for job-seekers and those preparing to take the GED or ASVAB assessments. Tutor.com also provides writing support either in a live session or through the Drop-off Paper review. Using this function, you can have Tutor.com review your resume or cover letter and receive feedback within 12 hours.
Lynda.com offers more than 3,000 free courses that include more than 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics including design, business, office software and personal and professional goals. You can use Lynda.com to develop or refine a skill or take their courses on finding a job or interviewing skills.
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 with computer skills that are common in the modern workplace.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, which offer job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep and more. Learning Express Library also offers a job search engine that you can use to search for a job title, skill or company without having to sort through the ads that pop-up on many free job search engines.
Personalized Job Search Help
In addition to the resources listed above, you can receive digital one-on-one job search help by contacting our Workforce Specialist, Zachary Huber. No matter what level of learning support you’re looking for, the Library can help you get started.