Online Resources Make Job Searches a Cinch
Finding a new job can sometimes feel like a solitary and isolating activity, and the library is here to help job seekers. Whether you're looking for a first job or trying to move up the career ladder, our online resources can help guide you throughout the process.
What's below is just a part of what we offer for job seekers. Visit our Job & Career Help page for information about career coaches, interview rooms, employment programs and more.
Note: some resources require you create a free account to use certain features.
Looking to get some help with your resumé? Submit a draft to Brainfuse and get feedback from a career coach in 24 hours. Once you have fine-tuned your resumé, you can get live help from a career coach before you start sending it out to potential employers.
Brainfuse also lists many local and national job sites once you are ready to begin your search. Career resources are available in the Adult Learning Centre in Brainfuse.
Learn about different career paths, find out about educational requirements and discover professions that match your interests and skills through Career Cruising. Its employment guides also have useful information on building a resumé, searching for work and preparing for an interview.
Gale Courses has a variety of online offerings for people looking for a job or contemplating new career paths. The selection of courses includes a Resumé Writing Workshop, Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search and the Explore a Career series. Courses start monthly and run for six weeks.
The Early Career Development lecture series from HSTalks is for those entering the workforce for the first time. Talks include Transitioning From School to Work: Leveraging Academic Strengths and Beyond the Interviews: Enabling Employers to Preview Your Capabilities.
Learning Express Library
The Career Preparation section of Learning Express Library has information on all parts of the job search process — from searching for a job to negotiating a salary. The test preparation section covers a wide range of sectors from nursing to electricians. The tests are more American-focused but are still a good resource if you want to check your knowledge.
Once you’re in a video or course, the description includes any skills covered by the video/course. Click on any listed skill to find related content. Or try searching for “resumé writing,” “job search strategies” or “interview preparation."
O’Reilly Learning might not be your first thought when it comes to resources for helping look for a job, but it does have a topic section for Job Seeking. You can find this topic by typing "job seeking" in the O'Reilly Learning search box. In this area, you'll find subtopics with resources for interviewing, job searching and resumés and cover letters.
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