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Hunting for a job can be super stressful! Whether you’re looking for something part time to give you a little extra spending money, or a full time job that’s the first step on your path to a new career, a lot goes into preparing to look for a new job! In fact, it can be so stressful that it’s hard to know where to start. But you’re in luck!  Charles County Public Library patrons have a database available to them that can help with just that!

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a great database that offers online courses and webinars in business, creative, and technology fields. Want to learn how to use a Microsoft Office program? LinkedIn Learning has a course!  Need help finetuning your resume? LinkedIn Learning can help with that, too!  It has a ton of resources for job hunters, and if you have a library card from Charles County Public Library, you have access to it! You can find LinkedIn Learning here if you’d like to get started by searching for a topic, or scroll down and check out our list of 10 videos that have helpful information for job hunters! Just make sure you have your CCPL library card handy, because you’ll need it to access the site. If you don’t have a library card, go here and fill out the form to get one!

Here are 10 LinkedIn Learning videos that will help you get a head start on your job hunt! Good luck!

The Top Five Job Search Tips (37 minutes)

Figuring where to start your job hunt can be a frustrating, exhausting task. This video, part of the Job Search Strategies course, gives a great introduction to five tips that can ease those early stages of your search!

Do you have a habit of working at a job for short periods of time before moving on to another one? Maybe you focus on classes during the school year and only have time to work during the summer. As part of the Writing a Resume course, this video gives tips to form your resume so that your past experience works for you instead of against you.

Do you have a habit of working at a job for short periods of time before moving on to another one? Maybe you focus on classes during the school year and only have time to work during the summer. As part of the Writing a Resume course, this video gives tips to form your resume so that your past experience works for you instead of against you.

My Six Career Strategies (1 hour 57 minutes)

Presenter Chris Croft’s course, “Finding Your Dream Job”, is an excellent resource for moving from “just a job” to the career you always wanted. This video dives into six paths you can follow in trying to find your desired balance between money and happiness.

What Is the Hidden Job Market (37 minutes)

Did you know that answering a want ad or replying to a job posting isn’t the only way to find your ideal job?  It’s not! In the course Find A Job in the Hidden Job Market, career coach Sarah Johnston introduces us to the hidden job market, and explains how we can best use it to find a job we’d love.

Search for Jobs (1 hour 30 minutes)

From the course Learning LinkedIn, this video gives a good overview on how to best use the networking site LinkedIn to find a job.

Why Resume Writing Is So Hard (1 hour 55 minutes)

Understanding why something is difficult is often the first step to making it less challenging!  From the course Resume Makeover, this video breaks down why resume writing is a challenging task, and even goes into an average resume review process. Understanding the process from the employer’s point of view might be helpful when crafting a resume that they’ll want to follow up on!

How to Develop Mental Toughness (2 hour 2 minutes)

Did you miss out on a job you really wanted?  Maybe you got the job, but now the new routine and responsibilities are stressing you out.  Or perhaps you’ve been at your job for a while and are noticing some changes that are making you uneasy.  This video, from the course Handling Workplace Change As an Employee, gives some handy tricks to help stay positive as you handle changes in your employment situation.

How to Follow Up After A Job Interview (35 minutes)

So you just finished an interview with your top choice for a job. You thought you nailed the interview, but you haven’t heard back from them yet. Don’t panic! From the course How to Follow Up On a Job Application, this video gives you tips on one of the hardest parts of the job hunting process!

Identify Your Career Goal (41 minutes)

Sometimes figuring out where you want to end up is the best first step of any journey.  Part of Dr. Chaz Austin’s course Creating A Career Plan, this video will explain how figuring out your long-term career goals can benefit you when deciding where to go in the short-term.

These are just a small sample of the thousands of videos and courses available on LinkedIn Learning. Hopefully they help you on your journey to finding the job of your dreams!