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O’Reilly offers online learning for key tech skills

Keeping current on technology and business-related topics can be a challenge, and the Mount Prospect Public Library has a valuable resource to help. O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an e-learning platform consisting of business and technology videos, eBooks, and learning paths.   O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers up-to-date information in multiple formats including:  eBooks – Includes…

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New year, new job?

If finding a new job is on your list of goals for 2023, check out some of these library resources:  Join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual program, Job Search Essentials for 2023 to find out what you need to know to be prepared for the current job market. Gene…

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Brainfuse JobNow

Resources for the job search

Looking for work, changing careers, or preparing to return to the workforce after an extended pause can be overwhelming. The Mount Prospect Public Library has resources for career development available for job seekers no matter where they are in their career path.  Brainfuse JobNow - Job seekers can get help from a live, online career coach…

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New resource: Live online job search assistance

Mount Prospect Public Library patrons have access to a new resource designed to support every step of the job search process. Brainfuse JobNow is available from any home or library computer and features the following services:   Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained…

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Local resources for job seekers

Between networking, skills development, applying and interviewing, looking for a job or changing careers can be a full-time job. In addition to the resources available from the library, support for job seekers is available from several local organizations:  North Suburban Cook County American Job Center - Webinars, job fairs, networking and volunteer opportunities are available to job seekers. This location is…

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Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Writing a resume with help from library resources

Changes in the labor market mean that many people are looking for a new job or transitioning to a new industry. Getting started with writing a new resume can be overwhelming, and MPPL cardholders have access to some helpful online resources to support resume and cover letter writing:  Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep - Under the “Explore Career” tab,…

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Resume Builder from Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Creating a new or updated resume can be overwhelming. The Resume Builder tool available from Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep, available through the library’s website, can simplify the process and give your resume a visual boost.  To get started from home, select Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep after logging with your library card on the…

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Upcoming webinars and community resource for job seekers

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center is a valuable local resource for any residents affected by job loss. One of over 3,000 federally-funded American Job Centers in the nation, the center offers free services to job seekers: assistance with resumes, mastering interviews, connecting with job training and more. Did you know: volunteer experiences…

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Free tech courses available to job seekers

A technical skills upgrade is one effective way to add valuable, attention-grabbing content to an existing resume. LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft are making several technical courses available for free of charge and certifications in selected skills available at a greatly reduced price for many workers.   LinkedIn Learning has identified ten jobs that are in-demand in today’s economy and are positioned…

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Gale Presents: Udemy

Mount Prospect Public Library card holders now have free access to Gale Presents: Udemy, an online learning platform that connects patrons to video-based courses taught by leading experts in business, technology, and more. Users can explore thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses that match their professional goals and personal interests. Gale Presents: Udemy, from…

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