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Employment Support Resources: Career and Business Development

Career Development

Career Changer's Manual - a one-stop resource for someone on a job search. It includes chapters such as "Identifying a Career Niche" and "Market Thyself".  This resource is provided by Learning Express, so be sure to register as a Stevens Memorial Library patron in order to access this material.

Looking at this at home? To access Safari Books Online and the below trainings follow these steps:

  1. Open up Safari Books Online using this link
  2. Enter in your Library Card number, and use the last 4 digits of your card as the "Password"
  3. Now you can access the resources referenced in this guide and click on any of the links.
  4. When you click the links, press the "Play/Pause" two times to get it to load and play.
  5. If you are having trouble and are using the browser "Safari" on a Mac, clear your cookies and then try again. To clear cookies on a Mac try this article. 

Online Video Training: Building the Skills to Succeed as a Remote Worker in 90 Minutes - This video training is an excellent resource to learn about remote and virtual work. During the COVID-19 crisis many jobs have moved online. This can be a jarring change for many, so enjoy this resource from Safari Books Online to learn more and fine-tune your skills.

Online Video Training: Success Skills for the Introvert - It can be hard to be an introvert in a workplace. Use this training's modules to guide how to highlight your strengths as an introvert. 

Business and Career Development for Women

Looking at this at home? To access Safari Books Online and this audio-book resource follow these steps:

  1. Open up Safari Books Online using this link
  2. Enter in your Library Card number, and use the last 4 digits of your card as the "Password"
  3. Now you can access the resources referenced in this guide and click on any of the links.
  4. When you click the links, press the "Play/Pause" two times to get it to load and play.
  5. If you are having trouble and are using the browser "Safari" on a Mac, clear your cookies and then try again. To clear cookies on a Mac try this article. 

Business Development

The resources found here are for those who are interested in starting their own business or expanding their own current business.

Looking at this at home? To access Safari Books Online and the below trainings follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge as your browser
  2. Open up Safari Books Online using this link
  3. Enter in your Library Card number, and use the last 4 digits of your card as the "Password"
  4. Now you can access the resources referenced in this guide and click on any of the links

How to Scale Your Small Business - This short video gives an introduction to this topic. Small business owners looking to expand may find this resource interesting.

Test Prep

Outside of the Library Business Development Resources