Jumpstart your Job search with Lynda.com

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you are looking for a job in today’s market, you may need some tips or advice on the job search process. Naperville Public Library offers an excellent resource with our online subscription to Lynda.com, which you can access with your library card at no cost.

Lynda.com was cofounded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman, a computer instructor and author with a strong background in media arts and design, and her husband Bruce Heavin. It is an online collection of instructional videos that can help anyone learn software, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Its courses and video tutorials are presented by recognized industry experts. The trainers are well-prepared, informative and engaging. A wide variety of subjects are covered, including the various aspects of finding a job.

A “Learning Path” called “Become a Successful Job Hunter” was added in September 2017. It consists of 11 video courses in 13 hours of video tutorials. You can “maximize your job search efforts with expert advice from career coaches and business professionals. Whether you're a college graduate or student looking ahead, learn how to craft a career plan, write a resume, search for a job, and nail the interview. You'll also get a primer for professional life with courses on business acumen and how to start your job off right.” These courses range from 15 minutes to over an hour, but the authors break down their courses into a series of lessons between 5 and 10 minutes long. Screenshots, illustrations and animations are presented to illustrate the instruction. You can pause, rewind or fast forward each tutorial session. Exercises are provided for practical use.

Topics covered in other Lynda.com courses include learning basic job skills, transitioning out of your job, finding a remote job, job hunting online, and the new rules of work. And of course, you can update your computer, software and business skills by viewing any of the many other videos available in this valuable online resource. Get started now with Lynda.com!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:15am