Workforce/Job Skills

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How to Get a Great Job: Customize Your Resume


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Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...
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This article contains advice on customizing your resume each time you apply to a job posting.

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Google Tools for Small Business


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Link: http://www.vtsbdc.org/assets/files/Googletoolspres...
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This presentation provides information on how to use free tools for businesses offered by Google. The tools include search engine optimization, Google analytics, Google places, and Google AdWords.

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Networking For a Job


Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/jobsearch/3
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In this tutorial you will explore how to network, build relationships, and review strategies for using social media to create a brand for yourself.

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Searching Online for a Job


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Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/jobsearch/2
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In this tutorial you will learn where to look for online job postings, how to perform an effective search, and how to apply for a job online.

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Job Search Tutorial


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Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/jobsearch
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This tutorial teaches effective strategies for approaching and conducting a job search.

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GCFLearnFree.org


Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics
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The Goodwill Community Foundation offers free, great online learning on a wide range of basic and intermediate skills in Microsoft office applications, computer basics, Internet basics, social media and other self-sufficiency skills.

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Preparing to get a Job


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...
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A tutorial on preparing to get a job. Includes tips for writing a resume.

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Google Docs Tutorial


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Link: http://www.techgoeshome.org/index/876844
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A tutorial on how to use Google Docs. Google Docs is a powerful word processor that allows you to create documents, upload existing files, and share them with friends, family, and co-workers.  Google Docs comes free with a Gmail account.

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Indeed


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Link: http://www.indeed.com
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A job search engine available in more than 50 countries and 24 languages.

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Digital Connectors


Contributed by: One Economy
Link: http://www.connectorsclub.org/
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From its inception, One Economy recognized not only the natural affinity for technology among young people, but also their potential for spreading technology knowledge and creating a culture of use in their neighborhoods. One Economy's Digital Connectors program identifies talented young people, immerses them in technology training, and helps them build their leadership and workplace skills to enter the 21st century economy.

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My Next Move


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.mynextmove.org/
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This tool is aimed at providing jobseekers with information on more than 900 occupations, as well as local job openings and training opportunities in a simple, user-friendly format.

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Career One Stop


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careeronestop.org/COS_Aboutus.aspx
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This tool is designed to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals manage their careers.

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How to Write a Business Email


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...
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A tutorial on how to write a business email.

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My Skills My Future


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://myskillsmyfuture.org/
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Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site is the source for employment information and inspiration and has tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

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Career Competency Model Clearinghouse


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careeronestop.org/competencymodel/learn...
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Sponsored by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this guide or clearinghouse of job related digital literacy skills that job-seekers should possess in various employment fields. The goal of the effort is to promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.

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Online Networking


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Link: http://www.iseek.org/jobs/online-networking.html
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Social and career networking sites are the latest tool for job seekers and employers. Learn which networking sites are most common. Also, learn how to best use them for your job search.

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Skills Assessment


Contributed by: ISEEK
Link: http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment
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This assessment lets you rate yourself on 35 different skills and then see which occupations are a match for the skills that are important to you. At the end of the assessment, you will see a list of occupations that are a good match for your skill profile.

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Writing a Cover Letter


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...
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Learn what information to include in a cover letter and how to write an effective cover letter.

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Resume Writing Tips


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A one-page reference guide that provides resume writing tips.

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Resume Examples


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A one-page reference guide that provides two resume examples.