Are you a job seeker looking to level up your skills? These online library resources can help you prepare your skill set.
Career Cruising - Interactive career resource with in-depth profiles of careers, colleges and universities.
WOIS/The Career Information System - Take a career interest survey, learn about careers, explore educational programs (in WA and beyond), discover schools and colleges, and find training programs.
LearningExpress Library - Test preparation guides and practice tests including the GED, ASVAB, ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP Exams. Build skills in math, language arts and science for elementary, middle school and high school. Resources for adults to improve math, writing, and grammar. Study to become a U.S. Citizen and find Recursos Para Hispanohablantes, including the GED in Espanol. (LearningExpress Tutorial)
Learn New Skills
Lynda.com by LinkedIn Learning - Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Lynda.com is provided by the Washington State Library. (Lynda.com Tutorial) **Please note: If you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists and certificates under your previous library card account.**
Universal Class - Online learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end. Once enrolled in a course, watch engaging videos, complete assignments, and receive feedback from instructors. For many courses a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is offered at successful completion. Some courses are also available for video-only auditing. (Universal Class Tutorial)
Washington State Library hosts the Microsoft Imagine Academy Learning Site
More Learning Resources
DigitalLearn.org - Self-directed tutorials to improve digital literacy. Courses cover basic skills, such as using a mouse & computer, navigating a web site, creating an email address and searching. Other courses include specific topics like applying for jobs online, using Microsoft Word, searching for quality health information and staying safe online. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long.
Grow with Google - Launched in 2017, Grow with Google is an initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans, and offers free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business.
Niche Academy eTutorials - Learn more about the online resources offered by Timberland Library.
The Great Courses - available through Kanopy Video Streaming with your library card & PIN
Learn a new language with Pronunciator
In Washington State, you apply for unemployment online through the Employment Security Department, or call 800-318-6022. The website will help you determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, how to apply for them, how to follow up on a claim and how to reopen a claim.