We know that updating your resume—or building one from scratch—is no small task. However, resumes are one of the best ways to get your application noticed by potential employers. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be as daunting as it seems. Below, we've rounded up library resources to help you get your resume up to snuff this September.
LinkedIn Learning—previously Lynda—provides courses and learning paths for building a resume and job seekers. You'll need to use your library card to log in, but once you have, you can search "resume" to find the most relevant results for you! There are resources for field-specific resumes, as well as more general tips and tricks.
Learning Express has resume builders, as well as tutorials for creating great resumes! Just enter "Resume" in the search bar, and select the best option for you! You will have to create a free account in order to access the resume builders. If you have a resume started that you want to build on, you can also upload an existing resume and go from there.
Don't be fooled—Tutor.com isn't just for students. Once you've entered your library card number, you can access the "Submit a paper for review" function, and input your information as follows:
- Topic: Job Help
- Subject: Writing a Resume
- Grade: College - Intro -OR- Adult
You can then upload your resume as a file and input any specific questions or assistance you need in the "question" field. There are other services available for jobseekers on Tutor.com as well—be sure to explore them all!
Looking to brush up on your computer skills? Northstar can help! Using your library card, you can log in and complete modules on essential computer and software skills, as well as using technology in daily life. Northstar also has a modules specifically for job seekers, including one on preparing a resume.
Looking for books on resume building? While you can search our catalog to find both print and digital books, O'Reilly Learning provides real time access to thousands of digital books, among other resources. This includes books on resume building, such as:
- The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job
- The Google Résumé: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any Top Tech Company
- Tune Up Your Resume
And many more! All you need is your library card.
Be sure to check out the Library's Job Skills page, which provides a multitude of local resources for job seekers. And when in doubt—reach out to your local branch for assistance with updating your resume this September!