[Michlib-l] MeL Minute: Making the Most of Job & Career Accelerator

Breed, Liz (MDE) BreedL at michigan.gov
Thu Dec 19 12:56:08 EST 2019

[A close up of a sign  Description automatically generated]One of my favorite MeL eResources for patrons and students is LearningExpress Library<http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?database=lex>, and my absolute favorite center is Job & Career Accelerator<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?database=PSjca>.  This center puts everything the job seeker needs to land a job in one place and is available online 24/7.

  *   Explore over 1,000 different occupations and find a career that best fits their interests and skills using the Skills Matcher and Interest Matcher.
  *   Find In Demand Occupations and discover careers that are projected to have long-term growth and a need for a larger workforce, or are being expanded because of new technology, innovation, or economic trends.
  *   Update their job search skills. Get better results by participating in the Find Your Next Job tutorial.  Learn about the 21st-century job search and employment landscape.  Discover why it’s important to acquire new skills and build up the ones they already have; and how crucial the power of networking and social media really is.

  *   Explore the Career Library eBook Collection where they’ll have an opportunity to learn about popular and trending professions, as well as job hunting strategies that work!
  *   Access over 5 million job and internship postings, using the Job and Internship Search Engines.  They’re aggregated from the leading job boards, government and corporate sites, online classifieds, recruitment sites, and more – all from one single search!
  *   Create professional and effective resumes using the step-by-step Resume Builder and publish the most effective resumes possible. Throughout the process, they will find expert advice, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful resume samples.
  *   Use the Interview with Confidence tutorial and learn the importance of pre-interview research, explore a variety of interview styles, gain practice answering the most common interview questions, and much more!

  *   Patrons and students can track their job-search progress and access their resumes, cover letters, saved job searches, occupation matches, skills for improvement, tutorials, occupation practice tests, and eBooks with their secure, personalized Career Dashboard.

Job & Career Accelerator is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to land a job.  Whether they’re entering the workforce for the 1st time, transitioning from the military, changing careers, re-entering the workforce, or they’re seasoned jobseekers, this award-winning job and career platform has it all. To get started and learn more click here:   Learning Express Quick Start Guide<https://mel.org/ld.php?content_id=50623644> & Job and Career Accelerator<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?database=PSjca>.

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Liz Breed
Michigan eLibrary Coordinator
Library of Michigan | Michigan Department of Education
517-335-1497 | breedl at michigan.gov<mailto:breedl at michigan.gov>

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