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Local Library Offers New Job Search Tool

The Library is known for lending books to cardholders free of charge, but that’s not all they’re offering these days. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes tells us how local libraries are helping people find a job.

Finding a job is no easy task, but the Springfield Greene County Library is making it a little easier with their new online job search tool. The “Job and Career Accelerator” will allow you to search through more than 1,000 occupations. Renee Brumett is the library’s electronic resource librarian. She says the new online tool is easy to use and offers much more than a simple job search. “It helps you build resumes, different kinds of resumes. It helps you create cover letters, [and] follow up thank you notes,” says Brumett. The service is free, but you will need a library card if you’d like to access it at home. Once you’ve created your log in and password you can start personalizing the site to work for you. Brumett says the “Job and Career Accelerator” can help lead people down the career path that’s right for them.“Well, it has kind of a career guidance element to it. So, if you’re not even sure the type of jobs you should be looking for, you can answer a questionnaire of several questions about things that you might be interested in doing or things that you would hate to do and from those answers it gives you some potential occupations to explore,” says Brumett. After you’ve created your online resume and found jobs that you might be interested in, you’re able to apply for those positions using the same site. Learning Express, the same company that created the “Job and Career Accelerator,” also provides programs like e-courses and e-books to help with building computer and job skills. For more information visit KSMU News, I’m Chasity Mayes.