Stand Out from the Competition

Has your job been impacted by COVID-19? You aren’t alone. Unemployment is at an all-time high and the shift in the employment landscape—moving from traditional desk jobs to remote offices— has tech and creative problem-solving skills in high demand. 

How can you stay competitive in this ever-changing market? These four FREE resources will help you develop in-demand skills, find your first job out of college, or adapt to your new (home) office.

Do the Prep-work

Are you considering going back to school or getting your degree to increase your earning potential? The NEW Testing & Education Reference Center can help! This easy-to-use database has resources for every level—from high school to highly skilled— making it a powerful resource to help you with professional development.  It offers free practice exams for tests including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, advice on resumes and cover letters, articles and resources for college searches, FAFSA help, and even US Citizenship practice tests, all in one easy to use location.

It is user-friendly, easy to navigate, and can be accessed either at the library or at home. Once you create an account, your work and progress can be saved so you can build upon your skills; creating a powerful tool for development and educational support.

Learn New Skills with Lynda.com

The way we work is changing and tech skills become more important than ever. Take this opportunity to get instant access to thousands of business, tech, and specialized classes taught by industry leaders and earn LinkedIn recognized certificates with Lynda.com. Learn:

  • Photoshop
  • Coding
  • Animation
  • Software Development
  • Photography
  • Marketing
  • Game Design
  • And much 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 over 70 languages including Spanish, German, French, Russian— and even Pirate!

Build a Bridge to a New Career

Are you considering a new industry? The My Skills, My Future database helps build a bridge to a new career by matching your current skills to potential jobs. You can explore careers that interest you, develop skills to land your dream job, or discover a host of transferrable skills you never knew you had!

Get all this, and more, FREE with your library card!

OhioMeansJobs

Are you looking for a new job? Get access to 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.

Get Personalized Help

Maybe you’re a fresh grad or a seasoned pro who wants a second opinion—sometimes you just need one-on-one assistance.  We’re happy to help you navigate the online listings. Schedule an appointment with an expert for help searching and applying for jobs, creating a resume and cover letter, and much more.