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.

All information (text) was made available from the Learning Express Library, LLC and is their copyrighted material.

Any mistakes are most likely my own!

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  • Provided through the Tennessee State Library and Archives in the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) which is a group of databases on a variety of topics made available to citizens of Tennessee state for free via public and academic libraries. LearningExpress Library is one of many resources you can find on the library’s database page on our website TOGGLE TO WEBSITE AND SHOW!.
  • Create account to save responses and come back to them. Sample formats include detailed examples of business letters, resumes, action plans, e-mails, proposals, reports and more.
  • Discuss and demos of types of resumes, use action words and power phrases for impact, find best format for education and experiences, get noticed by employers, foster career advancement
  • Companion to resume course. Understand and create a customized cover letter for resumes. Save & export, create as many as needed
  • What do you want to do. How your skills, education and training make you valuable to the right employer. Answer questions to arrive at career & job prospects best suited for your goals, skills, education, training, work style, and personal preferences.
  • Resources like the Internet, classifieds, trade publications, recruiters, job fairs. Find the job right for your skill level, education and training.
  • How does research & networking play into getting an interview, help you be prepared and confident, deciding if a job is right for you or not
  • Improve on-the-job performance. Paying dues to move ahead, mark their mark while on the job, dealing with challenging professional relationships When to find another job and how to go about it
  • Get Organized Find Your Audience Write for Clarity Organized –learn about, identify, and practice principals for writing. Exercises and outlines to improve any business doc. Audience – proper use of tone and appropriate language for different audiences with practice exercises Clarity –use clear, precise and concise language. Compare & contrast examples to identify & correct passages Word – recognize commonly confused and misused words, correct usage mistakes, write with greater confidence Grammer – basic mechanics, break bad habits, learn forgotten rules Formats- templates for ten most populaar kinds of business writing. Can print and save
  • 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>