Today we’re highlighting four of our Career Databases. Whether you’re looking for a new job, want to to improve upon your technical or soft skills, or want to explore other career fields these databases are great resources to get you started.

As a refresher, our databases can be found on KCKPL.org under “Explore” then under “Research and Learn.”

TUTOR.COM:

This is a great resource if you would like someone to personally review your resume or if you would like to chat with someone about your job-hunting questions, including preparing for an interview. You can chat with a career tutor (option of chat only or chat and voice) or submit a resume for review by a tutor. It takes up to 12 hours to receive feedback on your resume.

Things to note:

*Up to 15 “tutoring” sessions a week.

*You will need to create an account using your library card number and a password.

FERGUSON CAREER CENTER:

Whether you’re preparing to enter the workforce or you want to explore options outside of your current field, Ferguson Career Center is a great database to explore the specifics of different career fields.

You can find financial aid options, internships and apprenticeships based on your interests, education needed for a field of interest, read advice on writing a resume and networking, find local job postings, and you can even watch videos of experts in describing their career.

Things to note:

*You only need to create an account (username and password) if you would like to save information, like your resumes or your career assessment tests.

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY:

If you’re looking for practice tests, this is the database for you. Prepare for exams in fields concerning nursing, CDL, military, civil service, cosmetology, and more. There are also activities to build skills, like math skills.

Things to note:

*You will need to make an account (username and password) in order to use this database. Your test results are saved in your profile.

*There are options for Spanish-speakers, under the heading “Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.”

UNIVERSAL CLASS:

This is a great resource if you are looking to learn specific skills or want to refresh your skills in a given area. There are a ton of classes offered, from math to bartending to health education and beyond.

Create an account. Search for classes and register for classes that interest you. Learn at your own pace!

A few things to note:

*You have to log into this database with your Kansas State Library e-card number. If you need help signing up for a Kansas State Library Card, please call us at 913-295-8250.

*Each class varies in length and number of exams, etc. CEUs (Continuing Education Units) of credit also vary by the class.