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Résumés: Help from the Library

Richard Kraus, Librarian III, Business Department,

The Los Angeles Public Library offers a number of ways to help you with your resume as you do your job hunting:

 
Check the library’s events calendar for classes, workshops, presentations at Central Library and branch libraries.  Some sessions may include individual help with your resume or with working on your resume on the computer.
 
RESUME BUILDERS AVAILABLE ONLINE
 
These online resources offered free by the Los Angeles Public Library offer resume builders, wizards, templates, step-by-step instruction.  For most of them a Los Angeles Public Library card or e-card is required to use them outside of the library.  Some services require creating a free account to help you save your work and keep track of your progress.
 
 
 
Follow self-paced online resources through job hunting process including a step-by-step resume builder, along with sample resumes and how-to instruction. Optional free registration allows you to save your work.
 
 
 
Website offered in public libraries through a partnership with the California State Library. Free registration is required. Along with a variety of services for learning and job hunting, includes a resume builder that also saves the resume both in progress and when completed.
 
 
Learning Express
 
Includes a “Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.” that offers a step-by-step "Career Course: Creating a Great resume" that allows registered user to create and save a resume. For cover letters there is: "Career Course: Creating Great Cover Letters." Free registration required to follow courses and save work. Requires LAPL library card or e-card to use outside the library.
 
 
Tutor.com
 
Includes career center that offers help with searching for a job, writing an effective resume, or preparing for an interview. This service does NOT include a resume builder, but does offer one-on-one online tutoring 3:00-10:00 that includes review of resumes.
 
 
Testing Education
 
Career Tools section offers a resume Builder. The finished resume is sent as a word document for printing, mailing, and emailing.´
 
 
RESUME TEMPLATES AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM MICROSOFT AND GOOGLE
 
The library terminals offer access to Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive for creating documents.  The following are collections of templates from Microsoft and Google for a variety of different resumes:
 
 
Office
 
Templates that may be downloaded for use with Microsoft Word and Microsoft SkyDrive.
 
 
 
Create documents online with Google Docs. Offers resume templates.
 
 
 
FOR MORE HELP, PLEASE GO TO
THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY JOB HUNTING GUIDE
 

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