Job Search: Skill Building with the Library

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Adding new skills or firming up existing ones makes you a more qualified and attractive option for promotion, but you don’t have to go back to school.

It’s time to build your skills and your future—for free!

The Naperville Public Library offers many resources for learning and growth available with your library card. There are obvious tools like our job-search programs and books, but you can also access video courses and ebooks online at any time. If you don’t have internet access, come visit any of our three locations to use one of our computers or check out a laptop for in-library use.

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One of the most impressive learning tools we offer is LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com. With your Naperville Public Library card you can watch an unlimited amount of courses designed and taught by industry experts on a wide range of topics including business, creative and technology. LinkedIn Learning allows you to create an account to save your progress and even offers certificates to show that you have completed a course.

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Learning Express Library is another online resource that might be right for you. It has tools to help you strengthen your reading, writing, and math skills as well as learn how to write in the business world and speak more confidently. Learning Express Library can also help you prepare to earn your GED and study for many career exams including real estate, nursing, civil service, and the WorkKeys assessment. If you still haven’t found what you need or want to continue to learn more, there are additional test preparation resources in Peterson’s Test and Career Prep.

All of these resources (and more!) are available through the library website. You can find a full list here: https://www.naperville-lib.org/research/resources

Don’t have a Naperville Public Library card? You don’t want to miss out. You can register online or in person.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 11:00am