Job Search/Skills

EMPLOYMENT AND SKILL BUILDING RESOURCES

Unemployed? Considering a career change? Need help with your resume? Want to brush up on your computer skills? These books, tools, programs and websites will help you get started.

 

Explore Careers and Find a Job

Books in the Scarborough Public Library collection You may also request books and other materials through the Minerva library consortium or through the Mainecat catalog.

CareerOneStop
Career, training, and job search website from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Goodwill Workforce Solutions
Local personalized training and assistance for adults re-entering the workforce

Labor Market Information
Data on wages, jobs in demand, employment and industry trends and more from the Maine Departmen of Labor

LearningExpress Career Center
Explore a variety of in-demand careers and learn how to use Learning Express resources to prepare for entrance and occupational exams.

Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator
Search for local and national jobs, and receive guidance on cover letters, resumes and how to apply.

Maine Career Center Resources for Job Seekers
Maine’s  Job Bank, online job boards, job search tips and more

mySkillsmyFuture
Match your existing skills to new occupations on this U.S. Department of Labor site.

O*Net - Occupational Information Network
Detailed descriptions of the world of work. Search by field, skill set, job outlook and more to find suitable careers.

 

Improve your computer and workplace skills

Print Books in the Scarborough Library collectionYou may also request books and other materials through the Minerva library consortium or through the Mainecat catalog.

Proquest eBrary
These eBooks focus on technology-related subjects such as software development, programming, and game design. Use your SPL library card to sign in.

GCFLearnfree.org
Free online interactive tutorials for basic computer skills and popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs.

LearningExpress Library Computer Skills
Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.

Lynda.com
The Scarborough Public Library is excited to offer our patrons a full subscription to Lynda.com, the world's top site for learning technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
Use this link to access Lynda.com with your Scarborough Public Library card: Scarborough Public Library Portal to Lynda.com or download the Lynda app to your smartphone or tablet. 

Maine Adult Education Courses
Browse Business and Skills Training classes offered at Adult Education centers around the state, and online.

 

Prepare for a test

Books in the Scarborough Library collection You may also request books and other materials through the Minerva library consortium or through the Mainecat catalog.

Learning Express Library Career Center
Practice tests for occupational, military WorkKeys and TOEIC exams

Learning Express Library College Preparation Center
Tutorials and practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT, TOEFL exams, and tips for college admissions essays

Learning Express Library High School Equivalency Center
Build your basic skills and prepare for the GED or HiSet Exam