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Learning Express Library 8.2009


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Created to show at career center grant workshops to promote the database and meet grant requirements.

Requires a library card in good standing for access. You must set up personal account with LEL by providing an email address & password to take tests and work through the skills modules.

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Learning Express Library 8.2009

  1. 1. LearningExpress Library Online Test Preparation and Career Database
  2. 2. Job Search and Workplace Skills <ul><li>Interactive – create resumes, career plans, contact lists, resumes & career letters </li></ul><ul><li>Export – save & retain answers to be used on resumes, cover letters, in interview scenarios & the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Save & Print – checklists & samples for future use </li></ul><ul><li>Models – to help create responses based on personally chosen settings </li></ul><ul><li>Sample formats – detailed examples </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating Resumes <ul><li>Discover the different types of resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the components of a resume </li></ul><ul><li>Draft the separate components of an actual resume </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and suggestions for maximizing skills & work experiences for each component </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to create resumes for electronic submission or computer scanning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creating Cover Letters <ul><li>Learn about the anatomy of the cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from different formats to implement a personal cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance deciding what to include in the cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Gather professional information to include in the cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Format a profession document </li></ul>
  5. 5. Job Search Process <ul><li>Determine short & long term goals </li></ul><ul><li>How to dissect a job description </li></ul><ul><li>What skills make you uniquely appealing to employers </li></ul><ul><li>Which careers are best suited to your personality </li></ul><ul><li>Find work environment types that help you achieve success </li></ul>
  6. 6. Job Searching and Networking Skills <ul><li>Discover the resources available for job hunters </li></ul><ul><li>How to utilize the resources in a job search </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for a job search & get organized </li></ul><ul><li>Why is networking important? </li></ul><ul><li>How to find & maintain professional contacts throughout your career </li></ul><ul><li>Networking etiquette </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interviewing <ul><li>Getting prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct self professionally during interview situations </li></ul><ul><li>Practice answering common interview questions </li></ul><ul><li>Questions for interviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Writing personal thank you notes </li></ul><ul><li>Job offer considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating with employers </li></ul><ul><li>Declining or accepting a job offer tactfully </li></ul>
  8. 8. Job Success <ul><li>Certification, licensing and aptitude test preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Instant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>150 + interactive practice exams </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cosmetology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firefigher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Being Successful at Work <ul><li>Creating an Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Moving forward in a career </li></ul><ul><li>Time management & organization practices </li></ul><ul><li>Identify & overcoming obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Resolving conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>When to move on </li></ul>
  10. 10. Effective Business Communication Skills <ul><li>Get Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Find Your Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Write for Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Word Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar / Spelling / Punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Business Formats </li></ul>