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Job and Career Center

Welcome to the Job and Career Center at MPL. On this page we have links that will help you with three phases of your work life.

Check out the library’s online job board for current job openings in the community. If you are employer with an open position, share it to the library’s job board.

Preparing to Enter the Job Market:

There are lots of books both at the library and available through CLEVNET that can help you prepare to enter the job market.

Books: When you come into the library you may decide to browse books in the following sections:

  • (Light Blue Area) Education – Colleges
  • (Light Blue Area) Education – Financial.Aid
  • (Light Blue Area) Education – Scholarships
  • (Light Blue Area) Education – Schools – Colleges
  • (Light Blue Area) Study Aids

 

Websites for Schooling: Whether you are interested in going to some type of post-secondary education or need a place for some additional training, here are some online resources.

  • Online Colleges in Ohio Here is a list of accredited online programs. Keep in mind if any of these schools need you to have proctored exams, we can do that here at the library.
  • Peterson’s Use this commercial site to search for basic information about colleges.
  • Auburn Career Center Get information here about our local career center for high school students and adults.
  • Princeton Review Use this commercial site to find information on different colleges.

 

Websites for Testing or Certification Practice Exams: Whether you are looking for ACT practice or help passing the GED or a certification exam, there are online resources here to help you practice.

  • FreeTestPrep This website has practice ACT and SAT exams, as well as test taking tips.
  • OhioMeansJobs Assessment and Training Center This link takes you to a part of the exams. If you click on “Access Learning Express Anonymously” you can get to the page with the different types of exams. You can also register with OhioMeansJobs and keep track of your test score. The other way to get to this page is to the main OhioMeansJobs website and choose “online training.”
  • Lynda.com This is available to anyone with a Madison Public Library card. Here you can find classes on lots of different computer and business related skills.
  • Khan Academy This site has lots of helpful videos for getting instruction on many topics. This link here goes directly to their test prep section.

 

Entering the Job Market:

There are lots of books both at the library and available through CLEVNET that can help you with your job search.

Books: When you come into the library you may decide to browse books in the following sections:

  • (Light Blue Area) Jobs – Job.Hunting
  • (Light Blue Area) Jobs – Resumes

 

Websites for Jobs: Use these websites if you are looking to find a job.

  • Online Job Board These are jobs that have been shared with Madison Public Library.
  • OhioMeansJobs – Lake County This website has job listings but it also have links and resources to help you find a job. It’s a “one stop shopping” sort of website.
  • CareerOneStop This website by the US Department of Labor functions similarly to the OhioMeansJobs page with both job listings but also other resources. The difference is it has information on jobs around the country. You can limit it to a specific town or zip code when you search for jobs.
  • CareerBuilder This is a commercial website that has job listings, and you can also post your resume to the site.
  • Federal Government Jobs If you are interested in working for the federal government, their jobs are listed here.
  • Jobster This commercial site has job listings from across the country.
  • Indeed This commercial site has both job listings from around the county, but you can post your resume as well.
  • TopUSAJobs This commercial site has job listings from across the county.
  • Monster This commercial site has both job listings from around the county, but you can post your resume as well.
  • Ohio Government Jobs If you are interested in working for the state government, there are jobs listed here.

Websites for Interview Skills: Uses these links to get tips on how to have a good interview.

Websites for Resume Help: Use these links for help creating your resume. However, if you need somewhere to type your resume or cover letter, you can always come to the library and use a computer. There is staff available to help you find a template for your resume and get everything printed as well.

 

Maintaining and Advancing the Job:

There are lots of books both at the library and available through CLEVNET that can help you maintain your job.

Books: When you come into the library you may decide to browse books in the following sections:

  • (Light Blue Area) Business – Skills
  • (Light Blue Area) Study Aids
  • (Lime Green Area) Computers  – Certification

Websites for Soft Skills:

  • Lynda.com videos With your Madison Public Library card you have access to these videos to improve your soft skills. Lynda.com is valuable throughout your career.
  • 9 Ways to Enhance Soft Skills This gives a concise description of ways you can improve your soft skills.
  • Why Soft Skills Matter This gives a longer explanation of why it’s important to have soft skills.

Websites for Computer Skills:

  • Techboomers.com This website had video tutorials on all different programs and apps that people can use on computers. This link goes directly to Internet 101 Courses.
  • Learn to Type This website has lessons on learning to type for free.
  • Computer Tutorials This is a producer of YouTube videos that looks at different aspects of learning to use computers.

Websites for Certifications:

  • Lynda.com This is available to anyone with a Madison Public Library card. Here you can find classes on lots of different computer and business related skills.
  • Certification Finder This is available through CareerOneStop.