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Back to Work – Researching Businesses for Job Seekers

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As you start applying for jobs, it’s a great idea to research the businesses to whom you are applying. This research can put you ahead of other jobseekers as your knowledge of the company will be clear when you send a coverletter and/or when you are being interviewed.  Plus, some online job applications have added a text box where they ask… read more >>

Back to Work – Gale eBooks for Job Seekers

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The past few weeks, we have covered the educational library resources which will help gain skills to add to your resume and pass tests in order to be hired at a job.  This week we will look at a resource which we have linked on the CAREER/OCCUPATION/VOCATIONAL INFORMATION part of the Career Resources webpage: Gale eBooks.  This… read more >>

Back to Work – Language Resources for Job Seekers

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The library has two great resources which job seekers can use to improve or gain language skills to add to your resume:  Mango Languages Transparent Language Online  Mango Languages has over 70 courses to choose from. Transparent Language Online has over 100 courses.  Both resources provide full language courses with lessons to work on reading, writing,… read more >>

Back to Work with Universal Class

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With your PLYMC Library Card, Universal Class gives you access to 500 FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from academic skills to hobbies to general interest, with continuing education credits certified by the IACET.  All the courses are unlimited, instantaneous access. The one limit in Universal Class is that you can only actively work on… read more >>

Back to Work with LearningExpress Library

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We have looked at Driving-Tests.org and Hoopla thus far.  Today, we’ll checkout the first overall educational online resource from the library: LearningExpress Library.  This resource has full tutorials on a variety of subjects to take at your own pace. There are also a variety of study guides and practice tests. Plus ebooks are in this resource as well.  Similar… read more >>

Back to Work – Hoopla for Job Seekers

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Let’s talk about Hoopla. Here you can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, eBooks and more with a valid library card. This is our streaming resource that is an all-age resource with both recreational and educational content.  Currently, all the content is unlimited, instantaneous access which means a million people could want… read more >>

Back to Work – Driving-Tests.org for Job Seekers

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Last week, I talked about using the library’s paid online resources to help you gain skills and become successful job seekers.  Today, we will look at the first of the educational paid resources the library has available for you: Driving-Tests.org.    This is actually a resource that is freely available to you through a partnership between the library and Driving-Tests.org. … read more >>

Back To Work – Online Resources for Job Seekers

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Did you know that the library has many paid online resources to help you gain skills to add to your resume, learn how to search for jobs, succeed in a job interview, and even negotiate your salary?  And these library paid resources are completely free for you to use with your library card!  To begin, let’s answer the question of what exactly are… read more >>

Back to Work! Bright Outlook with High Demand

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New Job Opportunities are growing rapidly!  Are you thinking about what kind of high demand careers are out there?  Do you want to understand what knowledge, skills, personality, technological skills, and abilities you must possess for certain careers?  Some of the most popular jobs in that are in high demand in Ohio are:  Actuaries  Arbitrators,… read more >>

Back to Work! Hard Skills & Soft Skills

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What are hard and soft skills?   Hard skills are more tangible, they give a specific type of technical knowledge, whereas soft skills refer to more of a personality trait. I have provided examples below: Examples of Hard Skills:  High School Diploma College Degree Certificate Massage Therapy Management Grad School Foreign Language Software knowledge Microsoft Word… read more >>