Category Archives: Job Hunting

Finding jobs, businesses and people using your library

Reference USA – Try this business and telephone directory to locate products and businesses, market your business, research competitors, finding a job or just find relatives and friends. Have your Burlington Public library card handy for access.

This database is provided courtesy of the Port of Skagit.

ReferenceUSA Telephone and Business Directory

For some short videos training any time, click on the Learning Center for a direct link to one of the scheduled trainings. ReferenceUSA’s Search Essentials
Mondays – 3:00 pm CST (1 Hour)

Designed for anyone new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. We will cover the four essentials anyone, particularly those new to ReferenceUSA, will want to know in order to successfully use the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks, and techniques. Plenty of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.

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Opportunity to learn new Office technology @ your library

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This is a reminder!  Take advantage of this opportunity for self paced technology training for learning Microsoft software.(e.g. Word, Excel) critical for the workplace and for more effective home use. All the basic classes are free and you can take them on your own time!

Access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy (formerly IT Academy)  is provided through a collaboration between the Burlington Public Library, Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State and the Washington State Legislature.

To register, click on this website

 

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Practice makes perfect!

If you are planning to take the SAT, GRE, GED or other career qualifying exam, click here to practice the exams using the Testing & Education Reference Center. Your library card allows you to spend time focusing on the tests and sample questions to prepare you for the best scores! You can take the tests over and over again to get it just right!

Practice taking your entrance and qualifying exams on the Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is designed to help students — in high school, graduate school, and specialty school and beyond — make their future education decisions easier. TERC is provides easy access to information on colleges, technical schools, practice entrance exams, and certification and professional license exams that show students what to expect and how to prepare for — and excel at — the next level. Plus, the resume Builder and Virtual career library make TERC perfect for job seekers by providing specific examples and tips for the job search. It also provides provides a vast collection of information on two- and four-year institutions across the United States to help students (and parents) screen potential schools.  This resource is available in the library or from home 24/7.  Contact us if you need help.

GED®
HSPT (High School Placement Test)
ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
SHSAT (Specialized High Schools Admission Test)
SHSAT
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
ACT
Academic Skills Question Banks
Mathematics, Grades 6-8
Mathematics, Grades 9-12
Reading, Grades 6-8
Reading, Grades 9-12
Science, Grades 9-12
Writing, Grades 6-8
Writing, Grades 9-12
AP (Advanced Placement)
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP European History
AP Human Geography NEW
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Physics B
AP Physics C
AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language
AP Statistics
AP U.S. Government and Politics
AP U.S. History
AP World History
COOP (Cooperative Entrance Examination)
GED®
HSPT (High School Placement Test)
ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
SHSAT (Specialized High Schools Admission Test)
SHSAT
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
ACT
Cosmetology
Barbering
Nail Technology
Esthetics Fundamentals
Esthetics Advanced
Massage
Firefighter Exam
Law Enforcement Exams
Border Patrol
Corrections Officer
Court Officer
Parole Officer
Police Officer
Police Promotion
Probation Officer
State Trooper
Medical/Nursing Exams
Medical Assistant Course
NCLEX-PN
NCLEX-RN
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
CLEP
DSST
Ethics in America
Introduction to Computing
Management Information Systems
Principles of Supervision
Substance Abuse
PSAT
SAT
SAT Subject Tests
Biology E/M
Chemistry
French
Literature
Math Level 1
Math Level 2
Physics
Spanish
U.S. History
World History
International Tools
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
TOEFL Reading Comprehension
TOEFL Vocabulary
TOEFL Writing and Grammar
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
TOEIC
U.S. Citizenship
Accountant/Auditor Exams
Accountant/Auditor
ACT WorkKeys
Reading for Information
Applied Mathematics
American Foreign Service Officer
Basic Computer Skills
Microsoft Windows 7 NEW
Microsoft Word 2010 NEW
Microsoft Excel 2010 NEW
Microsoft Access 2010 NEW
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 NEW
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)
Postal 473/473-C Exams
Postal 710/711 Exams
Real Estate
Caseworker
Court Officer
Parole Officer
Probation Officer
PRAXIS I
Treasury Enforcement Agent

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Expert help with your resume–free

If you’re looking for a job or know someone who is (read: please send this out to your friends and help us spread the word), mark your calendar for this Friday, November 2, from 9-12 a.m. here at the library.

It’s the perfect opportunity, and it’s free.  If you have a laptop, you can bring it; if you don’t, we’ll have one for you.  Bring your current resume, or start a new one.

This is your opportunity to have someone look objectively at your resume for typing errors, keywords and phrasing, strategies, formatting, and style.  The workshop will help you analyze your resume the way a Human Resources person would so you can design your resume and get it to the right manager for the job you really want.

Teens are welcome, too.

Sign up at the front desk in the library, or call 360-755-0760, or email blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us

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More resume workshops coming

Resume Workshop with Q & A and Evaluations

Friday mornings, October 19th and Nov 2, 2012.  9:00 a.m. until noon

This workshop is presented at no charge.  Laptops will available for one-on-one assistance with editing and adapting your resume to special jobs (or bring your own laptop).

Trainer is Felicia Boettger of the Mount Vernon Goodwill Job Training and Education Center.

Bring your resume or start a new one.

Teens are welcome!

Sign-ups at the Info Desk, by phone at 360-755-0760, or email blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us

 

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Focus on books: making a living

If you’re job hunting in Burlington, count yourself lucky.  Not so much to be job-hunting, which can be quite the harrowing activity; but lucky because you have access to a library stocked to the gills with resources to help you.

Computers, one-on-one tutoring, classes, books, databases, encouragement, a cool place to be on a hot day… the library has it all for you.

And if you’re tired of job-hunting and decide to set out on your own, we also have tons of resources for people starting or running their own business.  Most recently we got a ton of great books–not only books about writing your resume or interviewing, but also books like Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager; The One Minute Manager Builds High-Performing Teams; How to Say It: Business to Business Selling; The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success; and  The New Rules of Marketing & PR: how to use social media, online video, mobile applications, blogs, news releases, & viral marketing to reach buyers directly.

Whatever you’re doing to improve your educational, career, or business outlook, we’ve got the resources to help.  So spread the word!

 

 

 

 

 

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Resources for business people

Are you a businessperson?  Are you thinking of starting a business?  Do you have friends who are?

It can be daunting to be in business for yourself… but your library is full of free resources and workshops to help you.
This one features Nolo books — a very trusted publisher — searchable by keyword or topic.
In addition to articles, forms, and industry information, the site includes business videos that feature interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures, and ‘how to’ instructions.

Access this great online resource from the Reference A- Z page on the library website (where you’ll also find tons of other amazing databases).

Questions? Ask for help at the Info Desk, or call 360-755-0760.

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Libraries: holding tough

Here’s a great look at the role of public libraries during the recession.  Despite steadily decreased funding, libraries have consistently served more people who need more services — often the people who are hit hardest by the recession.

 

 

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Resume Workshop

Is it time to update your resume? The library is hosting a FREE worshop offering resume help for job searchers. 

RESUME WORKSHOP: with Q & A and Evaluations
Friday, June 29  –  9 a.m. to noon

You can bring your current resume, or start a new one. We’ll have laptops on hand for one-on-one help with editing and adapting resumes to special jobs. The trainer will be Felicia Boettger from the Mount Vernon Goodwill Job Training and Education Center. Teens and Spanish lauguage speakers are welcome.

Sign up at the library info desk, or you can sign up via phone 360-755-0760 or email blibrary@ci.burlington.wa.us.

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Job-hunting? Great opportunity here

These days, if you aren’t job hunting, you probably know someone who is.

Here’s a way to support them:
tell them about this free Resume Workshop, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 29.

Where else can you get one-on-one assistance with designing and editing your resume?

Laptops will be available; bring your current resume or start a new one; and as always, there’s no charge for programs at BPL.

Teens as well as adults are welcome!

Please sign up for the workshop by calling 360-755-0760, or email karenp@ci.burlington.wa.us.

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