Job Readiness Guide
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- Learn Basic Computer Skills
- Set up an Email Account
- Research Career Opportunities
- Search for Job Openings
- Write a Resume
- Prepare for an Interview
- Book a Librarian
- Stay Motivated
Learn Basic Computer Skills
When it comes to learning computer skills, do you need to start at the very beginning? Click here to access hands-on tutorials on typing practice, how to use a mouse, and much more.
For video courses on basic computer skills, log in to the APL online catalog with your library card number and PIN and click on the Learning Express link under “Electronic Resources.”
Once you are on the Learning Express page, go to “Computer Skills Center.”
To access Learning Express video courses, you will need to log in to Learning Express. If it is your first time using Learning Express, you will need to Register with your email address and a new password.
Set up an Email Account
Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to set up an email account and how they work.
Or choose a free email provider:
Research Career Opportunities
Click here for video tutorials and free downloadable eBooks on popular career paths, then go to Career Preparation.
Click here to go more in-depth and see what occupations are in high demand, how much education or training is required, and how much they might pay.
Search for Job Openings
Click here to customize and save your searches as well as upload/create a resume and apply online.
Click here to see Kentucky State Government job openings.
Or use one of these free job search sites:
You can also use a search engine like Google to find a specific company’s website and look for a “Careers” or “Jobs” link to apply to the company directly.
Whichever method you use, be sure to write down what job you applied to, what site you used, and the date you applied.
Write a Resume
Many of the job sites listed in the previous step allow you to either build a resume specific to that site, or upload one you have already created. Click here to build a resume, then go to “Job and Career Accelerator” on Learning Express.
Prepare for an Interview
Click here for an interview tutorial, then go to “Job and Career Accelerator.”
Click here for tips on how to make a great impression.
Click here for Zoom or other computer-based interview tricks.
You can reserve a study room at the library with your library card if you need a quiet place to complete a remote interview and have a laptop.
Book a Librarian
Contact the library at (502) 839-6420 and ask for Laurel for a one-on-one appointment to get help with your resume, cover letter, or any other job-related questions you may have.
It’s easy to get discouraged when you are applying for jobs, especially if you have been at it for a while. Click here for a list of fun, quick reads available at the library to help keep your spirits up!