Are you ready to take the next step on your career path?

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional—every journey starts with a small step. Sometimes it’s being brave enough to fill out an application for a job you don’t think you’re quite qualified for, and other times it’s making a huge leap of faith like changing industries and starting over. Either way, it can be scary and exciting.

But what do you do when you aren’t sure where to start? That’s where we come in. Here are some ways we can help you plan for your future:

Job Seeking

After 2020, the old resume just won’t cut it anymore. The shift in the employment landscape—moving from traditional desk jobs to remote offices— has tech and creative problem-solving skills in high demand. Adaptability? Remote collaboration? Digital communication? If you haven’t updated your resume to show off your new skills, you’re missing out.

  1. Attend a class. This spring we are offering a Career Series covering everything from navigating your online job search and creating a killer resume to preparing for your interview and getting that certification. https://starklibrary.org/home/services/job-and-career-training/
  2. Schedule an appointment with an expert for help searching and applying for jobs, creating a resume and cover letter, and much more. 
  3. Use The NEW Testing & Education Reference Center to get advice on resumes and cover letters. You can also take free practice exams for tests including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, and even US Citizenship practice tests, all in one easy-to-use location.
  4. Access local employment listings, education and training information, and activities for job seekers (and employers) with OhioMeansJobs. You can even find interview help, scholarship opportunities, and career planning and development advice from industry veterans.

Keep your Skills Up-to-Date

Believe me, there’s nothing worse than being the tech-challenged person in the office. Especially in a tech-centric world. Take this opportunity to get instant access to thousands of business, tech, and specialized classes taught by industry leaders with Lynda.com and earn LinkedIn recognized certificates in:

  • Photoshop
  • Coding
  • Animation
  • Software Development
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Game Design
  • And more…

Lynda isn’t just for careers! Have you considered taking up a new hobby? You can also use it to learn to make music, sharpen your writing skills or discover new ways to stay connected virtually.

Add Bilingual to Your Resumé

With so many working remotely around the globe, learning a second language can put you miles ahead of the competition. Mango Languages offers practical and conversational skills in over 70 languages including Spanish, German, French, Russian— and even pirate!*

 

*If all else fails, we also offer everything you need to become a pirate— passports, telescopes, sea shanty sing-a-longs, pirate language lessons through Mango, and books on exotic birds.