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Talk It Up: How to Self-Promote

Self-promotion is essential to career development, but many people are hesitant to talk themselves up. Read on to discover why this is a challenge and how to tackle it.

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Understanding The Great Resignation and Making The Most Of It

Have you heard of The Great Resignation? If you haven't yet, you probably will soon. It's a post-pandemic movement affecting the job market and your ability to find a job. Read more about it here and find out how to make it work for you. 

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Black Business Month

In honor of National Black Business Month, a list has been compiled of books, read and authored, by black entrepreneurs! Go support your local Black entrepreneurs!
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New Business Books

As one might expect, business books examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy are now coming out.  Adam Tooze, author of the definitive account of the Great Recession’s worldwide impact (Crashed), is back with
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A Soft Lesson to Learn: Teaching Soft Skills

As employers continue to lament the soft-skills deficiencies they see in new hires, more attention is being paid to making these skills part of the educational curriculum.

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What is an Informational Interview, and is it Important?

The Informational Interview...arguably the most underused yet most important part of your networking and ultimately finding a career you love. Informational Interviews are a fundamental part of building your network. Learn the steps to a successful informational interview from identifying who to interview, to preparing what to ask, to how to follow up after the interview.  

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Games, Gamers, Gaming: Nonfiction Works About Games and the People Who Love Them

If you're like me, you grew up surrounded by video gaming, which led to a lifelong passion for interactive experiences. This collection of works are all about games, and the people like us who love them dearly. From narrative nonfiction about arguably the most influential game of the 1990s, to a deep dive on the culture of contemporary game design, these picks will surely satisfy any gamer (or nongamer's) curiosity.
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Ladies Get Paid (and other new business books you might enjoy)

Check out these business and finance books recently added to our collection.  Popular titles include Ladies Get Paid, a manifesto on workplace equality by Claire Wasserman, and Black, White, and The Grey, a memoir by Mashama Bailey and John O.
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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Resumes need to be customized for every job; there's no one size fits all. Here are some tips on how to make your resume standout to hiring managers. 

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4 Reasons Why Remote Work Will Continue After Covid-19

Millions of Americans were required to work remotely in 2020 due to Covid-19. Although there has been a growing demand for decades for flexibility in how and where people work, it wasn’t until the pandemic forced the widespread use of tools like Zoom, that the public perception of virtual work with its many benefits for both employees and employers was truly understood.

LinkedIn Learning

Learn new job skills, brush up on a topic you studied long ago or explore something new thanks to the 16,000+ web-based video courses, step-by-step tutorials, and l;earning paths available through

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Putting Research into Your Job Search

One of the problems facing first-time job seekers, or those contemplating a career change, is that they may have a general idea of the kind of work they’d like to do but lack detailed knowledge about what this work involves.

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Stay Motivated and Win this Year!

A list of personal development books have been created to assist you on your journey to victory! 2020 is gone and over, but 2021 has 365 brand new ways for you to prove just how resilient you are. We already have a month in the hole, let's take advantage of the next few. You're only a decision away...
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2021 Career Makeover Tips!

A results oriented (and dare I say, fun) approach to addressing four key career development areas.

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Get Your News with U.S. Newsstream

If you have grown weary of paywalls impeding your access to reliable news (or of “free” subscriptions that offer only limited access, at the cost of surrendering some personal information), consider using U.S. Newsstream to essentially bypass paywalls and find the latest on US politics, COVID-19 vaccines, and world news.

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O'Reilly for Public Libraries

O'Reilly for Public Libraries (formerly Safari Tech Books Online) contains thousands of titles covering nearly 1000 topics in technology and business with new content and features.

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Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Midlands employers have already started advertising to hire seasonal workers as the holiday season approaches. 

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Billion Dollar Loser (and other new business books you may enjoy)

Check out these new business titles recently added to our collection.  Considering the news of the antitrust suit that the US Department of Justice has just brought against Google, Zephyr Teachout’s Break ’em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money is a timely read indeed.
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The Virtual Job Interview

Job interviews conducted via videoconferencing programs such as Zoom and Skype were already in wide use before the coronavirus pandemic, but for understandable reasons they are now more popular than ever.  Just as for an in-person interview, you should carefully prepare beforehand, but there are other considerations specific to virtual interviewing that you will need to keep in mind.

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Labor and Its Discontents

The world of work was being upended even before the coronavirus pandemic drove the US unemployment rate to record highs.  The “gig economy,” robotics, and offshoring, to name but a few factors, have reshaped traditional employment in ways that are not yet fully understood.  As we observe Labor Day, this is a good time to take a look at how we got here and what may be in store for us in the labor market.  The books listed below offer a range of views on the subject, from critiques of Silicon Valley’s role in degrading work life to constructive advice on finding meaning and fulfil
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Gale Onefile: Business

Gale OneFile: Business contains full-text coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory and practi

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Udemy

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 4,000+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors.

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Join Forces with Staffing Agencies for Successful Employment

Now more than ever, you don’t have to go it alone to find essential and life-sustaining work. You can partner with staffing agency recruiters whose job it is to find potential employers seeking your specific valued skill set and experience.

 

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Resources for Jobseekers During COVID-19

Our Business and Careers team put together this great list of resources to help you find employment now, prepare you for online applications and interviews, and equip you with tools to earn supplemental income or find out if you qualify for unemployment.

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Working Remotely Like a Boss

Look no further for tips for working remotely and tools you can use to connect with your team.

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Support for Small Businesses

Small and local businesses are working through COVID-19 with creativity. We've pulled together a list of assistance and resources for small business owners, and several ways the community can help during this time.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Whether you are starting a new business, moving your family to a new city or just looking for a great restaurant while traveling, Data Axle Reference Solutions has the information you will

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more.

Gale eBooks

This large collection of non-fiction ebooks covers a wide range of subjects including art, biography, health, history, science, travel and more.