Looking to gain more skills to leverage your expertise on your resume or at your interview? With Gale Courses you can take highly interactive, instructor led courses entirely online. There are a wide range of courses to choose from including accounting, business, computer applications, design, legal, teaching, technology, and writing. There are discussion areas where you can communicate with your classmates and instructor. It is a great way to gain skills to enhance your resume or stand out in a an interview.
Testing & Education Reference Center has over 300 practice tests and courses online. Included are practice tests and help for career exams such as Accountant/Auditor, American Foreign Service Officer, Cosmetology, Firefighter, Nursing, Postal, Real Estate, Teaching, and more. Need help building a resume or advancing your career? Their resume builder has over 1,000 brainstorming phrases and career modules that cover subjects from career change to salary negotiations. Their Virtual Career Library has valuable tips that cover areas such as changing careers, creating resumes, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and networking skills.
Looking to develop your technology, computing, and business skills? Safari Books Online offers you current e-books in those areas. Some examples are Java, the web, mobile, photography, graphic design, engineering, math, science, statistics, and more.The e-books contain the complete content of over 8000 books, with charts, graphics, and cut-and-paste code segments.
More Job Hunting and Career Changing Resources
search for jobs locally and nationally. We also offer job hunting books as well as resources to help you create resumes, cover letters, and prepare for interviews. Thinking about a career change but not sure what career fits you best? You can explore career options with online resources and books. Two local employment assistance centers are WorkSource Montgomery and the state of Maryland's Professional Outplacement Assistance Center. Both provide services for teens, adults, seniors, and veterans to help them find fulfilling job opportunities. If you have lost your job, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations offers unemployment insurance. If you've lost your health insurance coverage, help is available. To learn more about companies you are interested in working for, try our company research resources.
There are upcoming events you won't want to miss out on.
- How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government. A county recruiter will provide an overview of the county's application process and how to search for opportunities within the county's employment portal. Registration required.
Germantown, September 15, 2:00 PM or
Twinbrook, October 24, 10:30 AM
- Career Re-Entry Seminar Series for Women. Looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended time off? This 4 part series can help you get started. Attended one or more of the seminars. All take place at 7:00 PM at Rockville Memorial. Registration required.
September 12 - Creating the Perfect Resume
September 19 - Networking Tips and Elevator Pitches
September 26 - Interview Best Practices
October 3 - Wage Negotiation
- Open Lab at Gaithersburg Tuesdays, 10:00 AM provides help with completing online job applications.
Computers for public use are available in all MCPL libraries, except Noyes Library for Young Children. You can print from these public computers. All libraries provide WiFi access. Laptops can be borrowed for in branch use at select locations. If you need help learning how to use computers we offer many computers classes.
Jobs & Careers at Montgomery County and MCPL
And, of course, Montgomery County Government, including MCPL, offers a wide variety of exciting and fulling career opportunities that you should be sure to explore. MCPL also offers part-time shelving jobs.
We're excited to help you meet your job and career goals by connecting you to the resources you need!