Brush Up on Your Computer Software Skills:
The library now offers free online computer sotware tutorials through the LearningExpressLibrary
. Learn or review these 2003 and 2007/2008 Microsoft Office programs (basic to advanced, PC and Mac) from home, work, or the library: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. If you are new to computers, you will also find tutorials in Windows XP, Vista Business, and Mac OSX Leopard Desktop. Learn rapidly through fully interactive multimedia programs that include sound, animation, and visuals for easy learning. The tutorials offer self-assessments, quizzes, hands-on practice lab simulations, and interactive video content for better understanding of material.
- Take practice exams: If you are seeking a position that requires a test (e.g., law enforcement, real estate, cosmetology, Praxis, civil service…) the library’s LearningExpressLibraryLibrary offers free access to recently retired exams for you to practice taking online and scores you instantly upon completion.
- Create and format resumes: LearningExpressLibrary, a database available in the Library and from home, offers a step-by-step guide that helps you determine which resume format is the best for your situation, and prompts you to input information. The result is a finished resume. This web-based tool can be accessed from home using your Newtown library card, or at the Library.
- Universal Class: Over 500 online continuing education courses, including computer courses, available! Business people, students, those seeking to develop or change careers, pursue a hobby, self-help, parenting skills, and so much more. Continuing Education Units available. Learn at your own pace under the guidance of dedicated instructors.
- Set up a free email account: An email account is something you must have if you are applying for jobs online. Click here for instructions on how to set up a free email account.
- Search for potential employers: The library has classified ads, handouts with an abundance of job-hunting websites (these are also listed here), books, and access to a database that will help you explore the state of any industry (iConnís Business and Company Resource Center).
- Get the information: To best serve patrons, the Reference Department staff has put together a packet of information for job seekers, available at the third floor reference desk.
Also at the Library
Computer stations on the third floor - Can be used for job-searching on Internet or to create a resume or correspondence.
Newspaper Classifieds – Connecticut Post, News-Times, New York Times. (Sunday classifieds are in the Reference Department on the third floor.)
- Books - On interviewing , resumes, occupations, recruiters, exams.
Appointments with Reference Librarian –
Call (203) 426-8552 to schedule an appointment Monday or Friday afternoons
- Fax Machine: There is a self-service fax machine for public use on the 3rd Floor. This is for out-going faxes only. The fax machine machine takes credit cards or pre-paid fax cards which are available at the Reference Desk. Fees start at $1.50 for one page sent to a domestic fax machine, $1.00 for each additional page. Maximum of eight pages can be sent at one time.
Career and Job Sites
Regional Job Postings
Job Hunting Support and Networking Groups in our community