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Career Help

Wherever you are on your career path, Henderson Libraries is here to help. Here are resources related to unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, searching for jobs, developing computer and technical skills, and test preparation and certification.
Career Help

unemployment help

COVID-19 Nevada Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants & Employers
From the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), here you can find continuously updated information regarding unemployment insurance information for claimants and employers specific to COVID-19.

Nevada Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing System
Self-service website page where you can register, apply for, and claim benefits.

Nevada Unemployment Insurance Step-by-Step How to Videos
Videos showing you how to register as a new claimant, apply, and claim benefits.

Nevada Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
PUA is a federal program that provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors).

Three Square Emergency Food Distribution Lists
Updated listings of drive-thru and walk in pantry locations.

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development - Nevada Housing Assistance Resources
For homeowners or tenants facing substantial financial burdens due to COVID-19.

job search

One-Stop Career Centers
As a result of COVID-19, all One-Stop Career Centers are closed to the public until further notice. Here is a link to the 2020 COVID-19 Interest Form in English and in Spanish.

EmployNV
A complete set of employment tools for job seekers! Find jobs with employers who are currently hiring, create a resume, and get information for education and training.

Nevada Career Explorer
This discovery platform guides you through self-assessment and employment options and any training, certification and preparation required.

JobNow
Free online job assistance service that includes resume templates, interview tips, career assessments, and live resume and interview coaching. Use your library card to access.

HELP of Southern Nevada Work Opportunities Readiness Center (W.O.R.C.)
Services to support those entering or re-entering the labor market. Their free Employment Readiness Series Zoom Virtual Workshops are offered almost daily.

Clark County Companies Hiring During Coronavirus
A listing of employers in the Southern Nevada area who may be hiring.

Got Resume Builder
This site guides you step-by-step through the resume creating process and allows for downloading and emailing your resume in multiple formats.

Indeed - The Essential Job Search Guide
Resources to help you find, apply to, interview for, and get the job that's right for you.

How to Ace an Online Job Interview
Wired has complied 14 tips from experts and professionals to help you prepare for a remote interview.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information on what workers do, education, training, pay, job outlook, information on state and area data, and similar occupations for over 300 occupational profiles.

skill development

SOFT SKILLS
These skills, although not techical nor job/industry-specific, are widely considered to be the most in-demand for employers.

  • Lynda.com
    Offers a Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills Learning Path, which covers essential soft skills that employers value most, from communication fundamentals and being a team player to advancing your critical thinking skills. Use your library card to access.
  • Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks 
    Use Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive to access an extensive collection of free eBooks and audiobooks covering the top desired soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, interpersonal, and time management. Use your library card to access.


BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Digital Learn
    Learn basic technology needed for job searching in today's employment environment with short, simple step-by-step tutorials.

  • GFC Global
    Try the Technology section in this user-friendly service if you are intimidated by computers or new to email or the web. Also covers lessons to help you apply for jobs and get training.

  • Learning Express Library
    Go to the Computer Skills Center to learn popular software and computer basics. Use your library card to access.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Lynda.com
    Video courses to help you learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Taught by recognized industry experts, there is a comprehensive library to choose from including technical skills specific to certain industries such as manufacturing, engineering and architecture. Use your library card to access.

  • W3Schools
    Free online tutorials for learning in-demand developer skills, including HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python, Java, jQuery, and JavaScript.


TEST PREPARATION & CERTIFICATION 

  • Learning Express Library
    Access exam and certification practice tests, flashcards, and tutorials for a variety of occupations including medical assistant, nursing, EMT/paramedic, teacher, culinary arts, and civil service. Use your library card to access.
  • WorkKeys
    Mastering WorkKeys core assessments can lead to earning an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate, which is a credential that verifies the skills found to be most essential across industries and occupations. Learning Express Library provides access to WorkKeys assessment practice tests.
  • Lynda.com
    Offers on-demand courses to help you prepare for key professional and technology certification exams, such as CompTIA Network+, Security+, and A+, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Cisco CCNA. Use your library card to access.