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Career Development

BrainFuse’s Adult Learning Center offers live, on-demand, personalized help from qualified tutors. Patrons can access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links. Microsoft Office support allows patrons to ask questions about Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback, and the Send Question Center option gives users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of day without connecting with a live tutor.
In-Library use only. The Easton Journal database allows you to search July 2015 - December 2018 issues by keywords such as people, places, or events.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.
A comprehensive resource offering personalized assessments focused on a user's interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences. Also includes career videos, an occupational database and career library, military crosswalks, VisualCV Resume Creator, and job search powered by Indeed.
Vocations and Careers (Gale OneFile) provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.