Job and Career Development
In an ever-changing job market, finding a great-fitting position can be difficult. Livingston Parish Library can make things more manageable thanks to our many online resources and databases. Whether you’re looking for a new job or career, making the transition to a new field, or just looking to learn a new skill, Livingston Parish Library has the resources to help!
The path to a new career can start with learning a valuable new skill. Universal Class offers hundreds of continuing education courses, also in video format, for several different fields. Access over 540 continuing education courses in such topics as exercise and fitness, entrepreneurship, arts and music, home and garden care, cooking, computers and technology, health and medicine, homeschooling, job assistance, law and legal, parenting and family, and pet and animal care.
Available in-library and from home with a library card number.
Before looking for a new job, it’s necessary to have a few things in order. You’ll need to decide on which fields interest you the most and what abilities are needed to work in those fields. Career Cruising is a comprehensive planning tool that can help you both decide on and prepare for a new field. You can use the matchmaker and skills assessment tool to find and learn about careers that best match your interests.
If you need to have a certain certificate or degree, a list of schools, colleges, and universities by state can help you find the program you need. There’s even a database of financial aid, grants, and awards that can help you pay for any needed education.
The Louisiana Jobs and Career Center also offers a wide range of resources including assessments and links that will help you become better prepared for the job market.
Having a good resume is also a crucial piece of the job search process. Career Cruising can help with its resume builder tool.
Once you’re prepared, you can start looking for a new job or career. Livingston Parish Library patrons have full access to Glassdoor.com, including job search tools, salary information, and user reviews and ratings of companies and their interview practices. Career Cruising and the Louisiana Jobs and Career Center also provide job search resources and links.
Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in a series of simple steps. Its user-friendly format guides you through entering basic information about yourself, your work experience, and education. The service also provides access to a large library of professional statements and cover letters for virtually any profession. After your selections are entered, a perfectly-formatted document will be automatically generated to help you land that dream job. There is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.