Read On! Help for Job Seekers

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Much to the dismay of some of my friends and family, my quest to answer questions and promote library resources doesn’t stop when I leave the library. I’ve recommended books to people while standing in the checkout line at Walmart, I’ve researched information for people while at church (never during the sermon, Rev. Hubbard), and I’ve fact-checked many a Facebook post while scrolling in my pjs.

I sing the praises of our Learning Express subscription every chance I get. It’s an amazing resource for anyone who needs to study for a standardized test like the GED, ACT, GRE, etc. and it’s a robust and helpful tool for job-seekers. So when a friend posted on Facebook looking for advice and suggestions for a career change, I sent him the link to our “Research & Resources” page and instructions for how to get to Learning Express.

Learning Express has resources to help explore different career options, quizzes to take to determine what careers best match your interests and skills, and study guides for entrance exams. The Job and Career Accelerator portion of Learning Express also has resume and cover letter help as well as built-in job searching (using Indeed). While Learning Express may not be the one-stop-shop for job seekers, it’s certainly a good first step.

You can access our Learning Express resources anywhere you have an internet connection and your library card number. From our website ( click “Use the Library” and then find the link to “Research & Resources.” On that page, scroll down until you see the light bulb.

Fun fact: This is my 52nd “Read On!” article! I absolutely love writing these and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share with you the happenings at your Pryor Public Library in this format. Here’s to many more articles and many more weeks!