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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

online interview coaching

We are excited to offer personalized Online Interview Coaching Sessions! Schedule a 30 minute session with one of our library team members to learn interview tips and tricks and/or practice answering interview questions.

Schedule a session

VIRTUAL VIBE

Learn about desired job skills, with a focus on technology, and opportunities for employment directly from fantastic local companies and organizations through in-person VIBE events, webinars and virtual chats. 

Watch our Virtual Vibe videos

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.

CARES Housing Assistance Program
Nevada's $30 million residential rental assistance program is now taking applications.

job search

Nevada Works Together
Built by Nevada Industry Excellence, this statewide job portal for manufacturers can be used to search and post your resume for local available jobs. To start a new career in manufacturing you can type “NevadaWorksTogether” in the search bar to see all entry level jobs.

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.

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.

Ask a Career Coach: Job Searching During COVID-19
Watch this webinar presented by Justin Gomez and Kass Moore from UNLV Career Services featuring lots of great answers and advice for those seeking employment in the Las Vegas/Henderson area. They also provided excellent resources related to job skills, resumes, LinkedIn, and interviewing.


skill development

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

  • 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.
  • Master In-demand Professonal Soft Skills
    Free LinkedIn Learning courses for essential soft skills that employers value most, from communication fundamentals and being a team player to advancing your critical thinking skills. 


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

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

  • Digital Skilling for Employment Post COVID-19
    Free LinkedIn Learning courses for in-demand jobs which require skills that can be learned online, including Sales Representative, Digital Marketer, Customer Service Specialist, IT Support, Graphic Designer, and more.


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.