Get back in business with library's help

Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010, 9:24 am

Whether you're brushing up your resume, preparing for an interview or looking for new ways to network, Worthington Libraries has the tools and resources to help you succeed.

From books, research databases and programs to hands-on job searching help, the Library is here to help you get that job!

Job Help Centers

Hands-on job searching assistance is also available at all Worthington Libraries locations. Job Help Centers are available anytime the Library is open and offer two-hour computer use sessions and 10 pages of free printing.

Trained staff can help you apply for jobs, update your resume or cover letter and connect you with central Ohio job help resources. Library computers are outfitted with Winway resume software, a user-friendly program that takes you step-by-step through creating a resume or cover letter and suggests language for a variety of jobs.

Online job training

Sometimes a little training or acquiring a new skill can help you land that next job. LearningExpress Library, a research database available through Worthington Libraries' website, offers a variety of full-length practice tests and skills improvement courses, including GED, ACT, SAT, nursing school practice entrance tests, TOEFL, Praxis, Ohio Civil Service, Commercial Drivers License, Cosmetology and more.

LearningExpress Library also offers two-hour career courses on job skills such as interviewing, resume writing and setting a career course, as well as computer skills training in programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Programming

The Library regularly offers free programs for job seekers. This summer, you can get an expert's opinion of your resume during 1 on 1: Resume Reviews.

During a 20-minute, one-on-one session, one of the library's career experts— human resources personnel, career advisors and talent recruiters— will evaluate your resume and make suggestions.

Resume review sessions are planned at Old Worthington Library on June 23 from 7-9pm and at Northwest Library on August 10 from noon-2pm. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 614-807-2626.

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