Improve

After You Get the Job

So you've got the job -- now what? Get off to a positive start with your new employer and become a valued member of the team. The Valuable Employees section includes simple tricks and tips, plus an online course, to put your best self forward from day one.

After you’ve settled in, it may be time for additional skills training to help you advance, whether in your current job or for another career in the future. The Skills and Knowledge section focuses on basic skills (computer, math, grammar, and more) that are highly sought by most employers.  The Professional Groups section helps you to develop and specialize even further in ways that are specific to the industry where you work. Finally, we’ve included links to connect you to even more training opportunities, beyond what we’ve highlighted here.

Learning Express Library
Many resources in this section are found in the Learning Express Library online, which offers practice tests and courses designed to help students and adult learners improve skills and pass academic and licensing tests.  Learning Express is free with your library card - you will be required to create a personal account. Take a short tutorial to learn more and get started.

Job & Career Accelerator
With step-by-step guidance, expert advice, and interactive tools,this extension to Learning Express Library offers everything needed to conduct a successful job search. Explore over 1,000 occupations and match those that fit your interests. Use the search engine powered by Simply Hired to search over 5 million job postings and get tips and advice on how to improve your job search. Use the resume builder to create professional resumes and cover letters. Job and Career Accelerator is free with your library card - you will be required to create a personal account where you can store your resumes and searches.