Need a NEW Career? The Library can help you prepare for one.


The economy is turning around slightly, but many people are still looking for employment. Did you know that the library has many tools to help assist you in being well prepared for the job search, the interview or help with resume preparation? We have purchased many electronic resources to help with some of the task listed above. We have also developed an entire webpage that contains recommended books, websites, research databases and much more.

To get started with the Careers Hot Topic page, follow these simple steps;
1. Go to our homepage, lvccld.org
2. Click Find Information on the green toolbar
3. Click  Hot Topics
4. Click  Careers under Popular Topics

Once you are here, you will see the multiple categories for information. We have separated these for the easiest use possible. This way, you can get lots on information just by skimming through this page if your time is limited.

The categories include;
• CAREER RESOURCES
• RESUMES & INTERVIEWS / SKILL DEVELOPMENT / EDUCATION
• WEB SITES
• LOCAL EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
• NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
• NEWSPAPERS
• COMPANY RESEARCH
• MORE RESEARCH RESOURCES
• SEARCH WIDGETS/ BOOKS

We also have purchased many electronic resources that will help in preparing for that new job. Below is my favorite list of the electronic resources on Careers. Using these is simple, so I’ll show you how to access these and give you a brief description of each one.

To get started using the electronic resources, follow these instructions;
1. Go to our homepage, lvccld.org
2. Click  Find Information
3. Click  Databases A-Z
4. Select the database you want to use from the alphabetical listing

Note: In order to use these electronic resources, you must be a part of the Las Vegas Taxing District as well as have a valid library card number and PIN.

Brainfuse – Homework Help & Tutoring- Contains assessment tests and subject skills builders. Now features The Adult Learning Center to help if you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill.

Business Source Elite – Searches business publications and contains company profiles. Back file 1985 or the first issue published for that journal.

Learning Express – Practice tests and courses for all areas. Includes Real Estate, SATs, Civil Service, GED, and much more! Be prepared, and get that high score!

Nevada Career Information System (NCIS) – The Nevada Career Information System has career, education and labor market information in one comprehensive, easy-to-use tool. Highlights include facts on Nevada industries, apprenticeships, financial aid and school directories. The NCIS is an invaluable resource for counselors, job seekers, students and educators. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation makes the NCIS available to Nevadans free of charge.

Press Display – Read today’s newspaper on-line. Over 200 newspapers from 55 countries! Your paper is here, before it can even get to the news-stand! Newspapers are archived for 14 days.

Regional Business News – Articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and news wires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Reference USA – Search Business, Residential, and Health addresses and telephone numbers.

Resume Maker – Build your resume online, create cover letters and get expert advice on finding your next great job!

I hope I have either inspired you to see what new career may fit your lifestyle or how to improve your skills and update your resume for a promotion in your current field. Was this information helpful or not?

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