Lynda.com comes to job hunter’s rescue

It’s that time of year again when school-leavers and many others are looking for a job. Job hunting procedures can be complex and challenging especially for those not skilled in this area.

Lynda.com has some great resources for those looking for their first job or for those who want to make a fresh start and find a different job in the New Year. State Library provides free access to all Queensland public library, IKC and State Library members.

For links to a number of courses on job hunting read the blog Got a question on job hunting, Lynda.com has answers which includes information on writing resumes and job applications and attending job interviews.

New courses are added to Lynda.com regularly. Your library members might just want to refresh their skills or perhaps they’re looking to hire their own staff.  Courses for managers include:

  • Hiring your team
  • Onboarding new recruits
  • Management tips weekly
  • Hiring and developing your future workforce

    Image - Hiring your team. I hr 15 min. Intermediate

    Hiring your team. I hr 15 min. Intermediate

Besides job search skills there are other useful Lynda.com courses for people entering the workforce including:

  • Being positive at work
  • Performing under pressure
  • Building your team
  • Creating a positive and healthy work environment,
  • Business etiquette, meetings, meals and networking events
  • Working with difficult people

    Image - Creating a positive and healthy work environment. 1 hr. Advanced

    Creating a positive and healthy work environment. 1 hr. Advanced

Whatever your library members need to know about job search skills, they can find plenty of helpful advice on Lynda.com.

About the author: Karen Hind is Librarian, Public Library Partnerships, State Library of Queensland.