Employment and Career Guidance Databases
The Career Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online assistance in English and en Español. Available topics for assistance are Resume Help, GED Preparation, Citizenship, and Back to School. Users can also upload a document, such as a resume, for review and proofreading by a tutor. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of sample resumes and cover letters, worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Career Center is available on iOS.
Career Transitions is a complete, self-paced application that walks job seekers through the entire process of assessing strengths and interests, exploring different career paths, compiling a resume, and searching job listings. Using Career Transitions can improve your chances of landing a job.
Whether you're changing careers or choosing a career for the first time, get an inside look at today's most exciting jobs. You will find a description, job duties, salary range, employment prospects, education and training requirements, tips for getting the job, and more.
LearningExpress Library is currently experiencing difficulty for remote customers. It can still be accessed within any MCPL branch.
LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Registration by the user is required to allow the software to record the progress of the user and to allow the user to stop a particular test or lesson and continue at a later time.
Plunkett Research Online provides in-depth information on many industries. Market research and trends analysis, industry statistics and charts, profiles of industry-leading companies (public and private), and industry associations and organizations are included within each Industry Center.
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet your financial needs. Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
Universal Class offers over 500 courses that are both self-paced and instructor-led. Classes offered cover a wide variety of topics from accounting, computers, and writing to cooking, crafts, and pet care. There is something for almost anyone. You will need to register on the Universal Class site before you can sign up for classes.
The Vocations and Careers Collection includes articles from 1980 to the present. Although the content in this database is also available through the Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile databases, this collection limits your search to publications specific to this topic.
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success will help you prepare to find a job or boost your career. There are five main workforce skills sections – Core Workplace Skills, Job Search and Resume Tools, Computer Skills, Career Test Prep, and Prep for High School Equivalency Exams. Throughout the different areas, you’ll find eBooks, online tests, and video tutorials. Also included are tips on dealing with test stress. Once you’ve created an account, you can save all of your work in a portfolio to track your activity.