3 Ways Recent Grads Can Prep for the Workforce

Congratulations to our recent graduates! Are you preparing to enter the workforce or transition to a new career? We’re here to help you get an edge so you can find your new role in this uncertain economy. Here are 3 resources that can help you sharpen your skills and improve your chances of getting hired. All you need is your library card to get started.

Lynda.com from LinkedIn
Looking to level up your job skills? Lynda.com has thousands of online courses in over 140 specialties.
Take courses on topics like:

  • job and career pathways
  • software and technology skill-building
  • leadership and communication skill-building
  • computer programming and web design
  • business management and marketing
  • digital photography and video editing
  • instructional design and program coordination
  • 3D+ animation and music production
  • and so much more!

You can even learn how to launch your own podcast or online craft business. Lynda.com is the place to start if you're looking to sharpen the skills you need to get ahead. Access courses for free with your library card.

Get Certified at Your Library
A certification is a great way to prove that you have the skills for the job. You can prepare to get computer and technology certifications with your library. We’re here to help you Earn a Certification from Home and connect you to online exams offered by Certiport.
Earn a certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), or Adobe Certified Associate (ACA). Explore our other available certifications for business, digital literacy, education, and more.
Visit kcls.org/getcertified to get started.

Tutor.com for Resume and Cover Letter Help
Ready to start applying for jobs? Tutor.com can help you showcase your new skills and certifications so you stand out as a candidate.
Tutor.com offers one-on-one tutoring for K-12+ students and adult learners. Log in to access online job resources like resume templates and interview tips. Connect with a career coach for guidance or drop off a cover letter or resume for review by a tutor.
Put your best foot forward on your resume and in your next interview. Connect with a tutor for free with your library card.

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