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Are you looking to change careers, develop new skills, or take your job to the next level? You've come to the right place!  Make the Library your first stop to start advancing your career. Get expert tips and tricks to create a killer resume, ace that big interview, learn new skills, excel at a new program, and more with databases and training resources like Lynda.com.

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There are also thousands of resources available in our catalog. Simply type "job and career training" or another item of interest in the search bar to start your journey.

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Job Training Resources

Do you need help searching for a job? 

Have you found a job, but need help applying?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment with an expert for assistance with online job searches, applying for jobs online, creating a resume and cover letter, and much more.  Appointments are up to 55 minutes, fit your schedule, and are tailored to your individual job seeking needs.

We can offer valuable assistance with:

  • Library job search resources, an all-in-one database that enhances job searching through interactive personalized guided assistance
  • Using email to contact potential employers
  • Internet job searches using sites such as: Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn
  • Finding a job fair
  • Creating an account for an online job application
  • Creating a resume and cover letter

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule your appointment by phone or email using the numbers and address below.

DeHoff Memorial Branch | 330.452.9014 | dehoff@starklibrary.org

East Canton Branch | 330.488.1501 | eastcanton@starklibrary.org

Jackson Community Branch | 330.833.1010 | jackson@starklibrary.org

Lake Community Branch | 330.877.9975 | lake@starklibrary.org

Madge Youtz Branch | 330.452.2618 | madge@starklibrary.org

Main Library | 330.458.2743 | main@starklibrary.org

Technology Training Services | 330.458.3150 | trainer@starklibrary.org

North Branch | 330.456.4356 | north@starklibrary.org

Perry Sippo Branch | 330.477.8482 | perry@starklibary.org

Plain Community Branch | 330.494.3399 | plain@starklibrary.org

NEW Gale Testing & Education Reference Center 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.

OhioMeansJobs One-Stop partnership enhances economic development in Stark and Tuscarawas counties by providing a common point of access to all partner programs and to the desired employment, education and training information and activities for both employers and job seekers. The OhioMeansJobs One-Stop System strives to act as a consolidated employment resource for all one-stop partner programs, employers, and job-seeking customers.

Lynda.com is a video-based how-to training resource. Lynda helps you develop business, software, technology and creative skills for free! Access over 6,000 courses in software development, web development, design, art, business and more. Library card number and PIN required.

America's Service Locator connects people to local offices providing employment and training services. It provides maps and driving directions to the nearest American Job Center, and unemployment insurance filing assistance.

O*NET Online supports workers in career planning by accessing key data for identifying and developing workplace skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook profiles hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online is now Career Outlook

Career Outlook has articles covering a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as unusual occupations, tips for job seekers, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employability Checkup provides a snapshot of your ability to find employment with a specific occupation at a specific wage and location.

Skills Matcher creates a list of your skills and match them to job types that use those skills.

CareerOneStop includes tools to help job seekers explore careers, investigate salary and benefit information, research education and training opportunities, plan a job search and browse job sites, write and improve resumes and cover letters, prepare for a job interview, and search for jobs.

Also see CareerOneStop Veterans Reemployment Portal and CareerOneStop Reemployment Portal

My Skills, My Future enables job seekers and intermediaries to match a worker’s occupational skills and experiences with the skills needed in other occupations, in order to facilitate their career mobility and economic prospects. For any occupation, users can get a list of job listings in their local area (i.e. state or zip code) and click directly through to the hiring company’s website.

My Next Move gives individuals three main ways to explore careers, including an online O*NET interest assessment, and then provides an easy-to-read, one-page profile of each occupation highlighting important knowledge, skills, abilities, technologies used, simplified salary and outlook information, and links to find specific training and employment opportunities.

My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans making the transition to civilian careers and provides tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers.

Healthcare Virtual Career Network provides career exploration and training tools to help job seekers prepare for careers in healthcare. Job seekers can explore healthcare careers, identify education, and training programs, access online courses, get credit for prior learning, and search for local healthcare jobs Careers.org  Detailed information about over 1000 Occupations, including wages, skills, and links to corresponding college programs.

 

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