Just want to shoutout a little resource that you might have access to via your public library!
If your library has brainfuse, an online tutoring service, and use brainfuse’s Adult Learning Center or JobNow resources, you have access to a lot of cool stuff!
For example, want help on your resume? JobNow offers a Resume Lab where patrons can submit their resume and within 24 hours, can receive an analysis of their resume. Analysis can include formatting, proofreading, and/or offering strategies for improving placement/descriptions of experiences in a resume.
Their Adult Learning Center offers live, online writing support so you could discuss your resume or cover letter with one of their writing tutors.
Need to hone your interview skills? There’s live online interview coaching, where patrons can work on interview techniques or practice interviewing with a tutor!
Still trying to figure out what you want to do? If your library has access, use brainfuse’s JobNow to do a career self-assessment, or access the ePARACHUTE (inspired by the What Color is Your Parachute? career guide).
If your library doesn’t have brainfuse? Check out what other online resources they have! There’s a lot of great stuff out there for job seekers for free with your library card!
And check if your library has a partnership with a local workforce development agency! A lot of large cities have a career center at their main library, so you might be able to get some assistance face-to-face!
tl;dr: Check out your library’s career resources!