We are facing some tough economic times right now, across all job sectors. Regardless of whether you’re learning a new skill, looking for a job, or making some shifts within your business, we’re here with a number of free eResources, opens a new window to help you with your career endeavors!
Building New Skills
We're super excited to be offering Lynda online learning courses, opens a new window again! San Mateo County Libraries cardholders (with a 29041- barcode prefix) have access to learning courses across a wide range of topics, from graphic design to computer programming to video production and more. We even have a handy Lynda tutorial to get you started.
If you’d like to center your focus on computer software, business skills, or personal development, Skillsoft, opens a new window has you covered. With the ability to create your own personalized learning plan, Skillsoft even has a free mobile app from Apple or Google Play so that you can access these learning materials on the go.
Computer books are additionally incredibly helpful for building new technical skills, but they can be costly to purchase. That’s why having free access to Safari Tech Books, opens a new window can be an invaluable resource in your learning, offering a whole library of IT and technology eBooks to reference at your leisure.
Jobs Old and New
Whether you’re looking for a job, or seeking out new sales leads, AtoZ Databases, opens a new window are there to help. With a database including 30 million business, executive profiles, and 220 million residents, this is a great place to start your market research or new job hunt while accessing other helpful business information.
Vetnow, opens a new window is a terrific resource for veterans, offering live job coaching and a resume lab. In addition to helping with VA benefits and resources, Vetnow also offers free tutoring and college skills tools.
We're always looking for more great eResources to add to our collection, so keep an eye out for more on the way! What other career resources have you found helpful? Let us know in the comments!