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The Lafayette Public Library has resources for job-seekers, businesses, and independent entrepreneurs. Find information on businesses, touch up your resume, and more with your library. Don’t forget: library study rooms are also perfect shared workspaces for your team to plan or if you need a quiet space to touch up your resume. The resources here will help you find the perfect place to start. If you’re just beginning your career and are unsure where to start, LearningExpress Library can help you find the right fit and even point you towards training programs and scholarships. The Louisiana Jobs and Career Center (laworks.net) is a comprehensive one-stop for both workers and employers.

Business Source Complete
Powered by EBSCOhost, this database allows the user to search business videos, company information, company profiles, industry profiles, market research reports, and more. Simply type in the name of a company in the basic search engine to discover full-text content about various businesses and business topics, or use the advanced search to find more specific results.

Cypress Resume
The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. 1.) Enter your name, contact information, work history and education. 2.) Choose the title of your desired job or simply the skill set you wish to highlight 3.) Finally, choose from a collection of concise and professional job statements to ensure your resume will stand out. And that’s it! In a few minutes you will have a great-looking, well-written resume that will give you the edge in today’s ultra-competitive job market.

Homework Louisiana
In addition to its resources for students and test-takers, Homework Louisiana also includes Job Search Assistance including online job Search & applications, resumes & cover letters, interview preparation, drop-off cover letter review, and drop-off resume review.

LearningExpress Library
This site provides a treasure trove of information for anyone who’s looking for a job. Be sure to check out the Job and Career Accelerator, where you can take practice exams for civil service jobs as well as for careers in health-related fields, real estate, law enforcement, education, and the military. If you’re thinking about making a career change, you can take an online skills quiz to determine what occupations are a great match for you based on your interests.
Other tools can help you find in-demand, military-to-civilian, or green economy occupations. There’s also a job search engine that gives you access to over 5 million job postings from job boards, government and corporate sites, online classifieds, and more. If you’re a new graduate, you can take an online tutorial guiding you through your search to find an internship or your first job. Once you have identified jobs that interest you, LearningExpress Library provides job interview tutorials, resume and cover letter help, and sample interview thank you and follow-up letters.

Louisiana Jobs and Career Center
Is it time for a new job or career? Have you been laid off or between jobs, and you are unsure of your next step? Do you need some pointers on how to create a resume? The State Library of Louisiana is here to help with their job hunting site! This site provides between-job resources, job search resources, and a “Find a Job” feature that includes resources for veterans. Maybe you are currently employed but are looking for something more—search for volunteer opportunities as well as licensing and certification information as well.

Value Line
“Buy! Sell!” The stock market has its ups and downs, and Value Line is here to help you navigate the ever-changing world of shares. The site’s dashboard provides you with Market Daily Updates, and the “Browse Research” feature allows the more seasoned investor to view Value Line featured lists. “Markets” provides daily looks into the stock market today, industry reports, and more. The site also provides stock selection service, innovative online research tools, and an entire page dedicated to investment education. This service is typically for in-library use only, but will be available for remote access to all library subscribers until the COVID-19 crisis passes. 

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