Need to brush up on some skills before applying? Want to learn something new and change your career? The library has access to several services that can help you learn anything from tech skills to algebra to Italian!
GCFLearnFree.org is an online collection of tutorials for various subjects ranging from technology to education. They provide very easy to follow video and written content to help introduce users to new topics or improve specific skills. Great for beginners and intermediate learners.
Learning Express Library has an enormous selection of preparation materials mostly focused on education and job/career help. You can study for standardized tests including the SAT, ACT, and GED. They also have study materials for various career-specific exams such as law enforcement, CDL, and nursing. Their Job & Career Accelerator section includes materials on interviews, resume creation, and career matching.
Mango Languages is an online language learning system that keeps track of your progress and allows you to work at your own pace. If you are just starting out learning or just need a little practice it is a perfect resource for you.
Cypress Resume is an online resume-building tool that allows you to fill in past job information and skills to create a professional resume.
Finding a Job
There are lots of options online to search for open job positions and it can sometimes be intimidating. It can help to focus locally so you are only seeing opening in the area. If you are willing and able to relocate, there are options there as well.
If you are looking for a job in food service or with another corporate entity (Dollar General, Wendy’s, etc.) almost every company has open job positions posted on their own website. Every site will have a link for these postings, usually under “Employment,” “Join Our Team,” “Jobs,” etc. Then you can narrow the postings to the zip code you are looking for. If you know a specific place you are wanting to work, try this first when looking for open positions.
This link leads to the job postings collected by the Herald-Leader in Lexington.
This link leads to the job postings collected by the Courier Journal in Louisville.
This link is for job listings with the state of Kentucky under the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.
This site collects job listings and classifieds specific to the local area, including Frankfort, Danville, and Nicholasville.
Kentucky Career Center
The Kentucky Career Center is a page run by the Kentucky government giving access and information to employment programs run by the state. This includes unemployment insurance, vocational rehabilitation, and programs such as SNAP.