Did you lose your job during the pandemic or are you ready to make a job change? Whatever situation you’re in, there are free online tools available through the library’s website to help you get your full unemployment benefits, improve your job skills and get back in the swing of searching for employment. All you need is a free library card to use these employment tools.
Get help with unemployment benefits.
Visit virtually with a live unemployment benefits coach Monday-Thursday 3-9 p.m. They will help you determine your unemployment eligibility benefits using state and federal guidelines so you get what you’re entitled to.
Learn new skills or refresh your knowledge.
Brush up on important academic and computer skills and take practice tests for the GED/HiSET, Praxis, ASVAB, nursing exams and more.
Refresh core math, reading, writing and computer skills. Access test preparation materials that cover the ACT, ASVAB, civil service, EMS, firefighter, GMAT, GRE, HiSET, law enforcement, paramedic, PPST, real estate, SAT, United States citizenship test and more.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning video tutorials are great for those interested in business, web development, graphic design, photography, video and audio editing and more. Classes are taught by top experts and are set up so you can learn at your own pace.
Earn continuing education credits when you take Universal Class courses. Choose from over 500 online classes taught by real instructors with remote, 24/7 access so you can study on your schedule. Take courses in accounting, computer training, office skills, social work and more.
Discover new career opportunities.
Explore careers that match your personality and interests.
Find a career match and explore options.
Find help with your résumé and improve your interview skills.
Get live, online job coaching and interview help, as well as résumé feedback.
Find step-by-step instructions on writing résumés and cover letters, and get interview tips.
Find job listings locally and beyond.
Employment topic guide
In one spot, get links to local job listings, major Mid-Missouri employers, the state of Missouri’s employment services and national job search resources.
Looking for employment and sharpening your work skills can be a full-time job. Using the library’s online services gives you access to many resources through one gateway. You can also use the computers at the libraries to access these free job search tools. Good luck!