I wanted to mention a few eResources available via the library’s website that might be of interest to career and job seekers. All of these resources are accessible anytime, anywhere, 24/7, with any internet connection and a valid Culpeper County Library card. All are located at www.cclva.org > eResources.

» Gale Courses offers a couple of free, online classes of interest to jobseekers, such as Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search; the Resume Writing Workshop; and, Computer Skills for the Workplace. These courses are instructor-led and are taken entirely online. As a library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to take these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

» The Testing and Education Reference Center’s “ResumeBuilder” walks you step-by-step through the resume writing process to create a professional resume that outlines your qualifications and skills while highlighting your accomplishments. Choose from more than 40 industries and select from eight proven resume templates. Access hundreds of brainstorming phrases, keywords, examples and tips from the pros to help you along the way.

When you’re done, you can save and print your final resume in Word, PDF, and more. You’ll also be able to email copies of your resume directly to potential employers and schools. Create a custom URL for your web resume and share online, and build as many resumes as you like, too!

» AtoZdatabases is a premier job search, reference and mailing list database including more than 30 million business and executive profiles. Though typically ideal for sales leads, mailing lists and market research, it does feature the Indeed.com employment listings, and the database is great for researching potential employers! Included in the “Find a Job” section are tips on cover letters, resumes and interviewing. Templates and interview training videos are included. AtoZ University offers live webinars such as Principles of Basic Searches in AtoZdatabases and Principles of How to Find a Job, Resume Writing and Ace an Interview.

» Freading and OverDrive are sources of downloadable eBooks. They include eBooks such as Knock ‘Em Dead Resumes, Don’t Wear Flip Flips to Your Interview, 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions, The Essential Phone Interview Handbook, and Step-By-Step Cover Letters.

» The Gale Vocations and Career Collection. Use this resource to find magazines and journals supporting vocational education and career research.

Finally, if you need help downloading available apps for these eResources, just stop by. We’ll be glad to get you started!

For more information about this and other resources, please feel free to call the library at 540/825-8691. For your convenience, we also offer a variety of information resources, including eBooks, eAudios, streaming video, digital magazines (and so much more) on our website, www.cclva.org.

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Dana L. Brumbelow is the assistant director of the Culpeper County Library. She can be reached at dbrumbelow@cclva.org or 540/825-8691.

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