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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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Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020 games are about to begin!  The trials for the USA team members are going on now.  You can pick and choose which parts of the games you watch, the gymnastics, track and field, soccer, equestrian, or one of the new sports like surfing.  Looking for more? Check out our personalized recommendations here or call us at 799-9084.
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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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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.

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Career Development: Present Yourself

When it comes to growing your career, self-presentation is key. Read on to learn about the marketing tools you can use to score your next job, cultivate your network, and develop your professional reputation.

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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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Read All About It: Firefighters & Fire Trucks

Firefighters work hard to keep us safe.  Find out more about how they keep us safe, what they wear to keep them safe and the equipment they use (especially fire trucks) by reading these fiction and nonfiction titles about these first responder heroes. If you want to know how to keep yourself safe around fire, check out Read All About It:  Fire Safety.  
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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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Career Development: Discover Yourself

Self-discovery is essential to making career decisions that will build a happy life. Here are four questions to help you discover yourself.

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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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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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Through His Lens

In a sit-down interview with self-taught professional photographer Michael Dantzler I got to pick his brain...

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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Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a global leader in online career development with a presence across more than 20,000 sites worldwide.

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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

A career research database with its Job and Industry Profiles section providing information on nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters created by the Department of

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Gale eBooks

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