For those 50 and older – Retool Your Job Search
Put your experience to work and find your next job. Try out this Job Board and look for job openings that match your interest – simply, efficiently and effectively.
One-on-One Free Resume Tune-ups
By appointment – with Evie Lyzenga, ADL Employment Facilitator. Bring a current resume and let’s work together to use techniques to make it more on target for you. Call 269-673-4625 and make an appointment. No charge.
Evie also offers advice on how to prepare for interviews, networking and how to create a “pocket resume” to have ready any time an opportunity comes up to apply. Come in and have Evie help you!
Many of you want or need to improve and develop workforce skills to help you advance in you current job or find you next opportunity in this 21st century. The workforce skills today in the 21st century are much different than the skills used in the 20th century! MeL has a Jobs Gateway to assist you. This gateway includes a section on “Lifelong Soft Skills Videos” under four categories: Communication, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Creativity. You can also find:
- rankings on employers
- explore careers
- look at internships
- Workforce Development
- High School Equivalency Center
- Michigan Job & Career Fair Calendar – listing of events across the state
- Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
- Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency
- Michigan Works
- Michigan Workers Compensation Agency
- Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Click on MeL to link to this resource.
Free Online Computer Training & Classes:
Start learning immediately, at your own pace. Start today click here “Online Classes” Learning is offered in a variety of methods, including free mobile apps available to learn on the go.
- Math & Reading tutorials
- Job Development & Job Search tutorials
- Career and Money tutorials
- Computer Basics & Programs – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, WordPerfect and other computer programs and basic computer skills for beginners.
- Everyday Life Skills
With these classes you may earn Continuing Education Units or certificates of completion to boost your resume.
Practice Tests & Job Training at Learning Express Library
(Click on the logo)
Register at our library, then access from home. Prepare for your G.E.D., review math skills grades 4-12, take practice ACT & GRE tests, do practice tests for occupations such as realty, EMT, police, military, electrical, plumbing, and more! View online books to help practice for occupational exams in Civil Service, Allied Health, Education…. Patrons may browse a list of resources in the library of eBooks. There are popular software tutorials, workplace skills, skill building for adults, practice tests for U.S. Citizenship and many other resources. Register at ADL today! This is a free service from ADL and MeL. Available in both English and Spanish
Job Search Websites
Resumes to use and print
Open “Word”, then click on “File” in left hand top corner. A drop down menu will show, click on “New”. The window that opens up shows templates available in Word. Click on “Resumes and Cover Letters”. Choose the one you wish to use and customize it with your information. These document templates are easy to customize.
When you are done, you can download it to your flash drive and/or print it right from Word to our copy machine.