Friday, March 5, 2010

Are you looking for a job? In this economy many people are.  Libraries can help you get ready to rejoin the workforce.

If it's been awhile since you applied for a job, or interviewed for one, take a look at Learning Express.  You can use this service in the library or from home. (It is one of several subscription online services that the libraries subscribe to for your benefit.) You set up an account, using your library barcode number, and your own PIN. You can log in and save your work and return to it later.

There are many practice tests on many subjects for both children and adults. One section of particular interest to job seekers is Job Search and Workplace Skills. Included is information on improving writing and communications skills, resume and interviewing tips. Good information whether you are new or already in the workforce.

The libraries offer classes on using Learning Express as well as basic computer classes for adults.  In March classes are held in Bradford County, classes in April in Union County, and in May in Baker County (Emily Taber Public Library.)