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New Career Tools

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In need of a new job?  New career? The LearningExpress Library has plenty of options to assist in the changes you are seeking for the new year! Whether your interests are geared toward the military, a career in technology, or working on environmental issues, there are new resources in LearningExpress that can help you get started. 

Green Economy, Hot Technologies & STEM Occupations New search options have been added to the Job & Career Accelerator, and the occupation card information has been updated substantially. Users can now search through a curated list of hot technology, green economy, and STEM occupations. Each occupation card lists the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job as well as the required education, wage trends by individual state, current open positions in the field, and a video clip describing and showing a person working in that position.    

The Hot Technologies category allows users to explore the most in-demand technologies and software skills frequently included in employer job postings.  Software Developers/ Applications, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, and Market Research Analysts/Marketing Specialists are often listed among the results.  (Once video card is opened, click anywhere on screen to start playing). 

In the Green Economy Occupations selection there is a New & Emerging category.  Listed, are those careers that are in-demand due to environmental changes, ecological scarcity, and sustainability.  Occupation cards in this area include Biofuels Processing Technicians, Climate Change Analysts, Energy Brokers, and Environmental Economists. 

STEM Occupations offers 5 different categories for browsing:  Managerial, Postsecondary Teaching; Research, Development, Design, and Practitioners; Sales; and Technologists and Technicians.  Because of the variety of career paths in STEM occupations, jobs range from Agricultural Engineers to Video Game Designers.  

Military Pursuits Through the Career Exploration Center, users can make several selections related to military careers. There is an up-to-date fact sheet available for each branch of the military as well as the complete battery of ASVAB diagnostic exams, including all three levels of AFQT, Assembling Objects, Auto Shop and Information, Electronics Information, General Science, and Mechanical Comprehension 

Upon exiting the military, the Job & Career Accelerator invites patrons to explore the Military to Civilian Occupations.  This is a unique search tool, as it allows veterans to explore civilian occupations that are similar to the military jobs they once held.  For example, a AN/USM-449A (V) Test Set Operator Intermediate Maintenance position in the Navy might pursue a civilian occupation for Electrical and Electronics Repairer of Commercial and Industrial Equipment.  
courtesy of Ann Kaskinen, Library of Michigan MeL Team

Find Learning Express Library on the Library’s alphabetical Databases list, as well as on the Careers Subject Guide in the [Careers Interest & Skills Inventories] box. Off-campus users will log on with last name and 7-digit Raider number, and then create your personalized Learning Express logon.

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International Chefs Day

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Happy International Chefs Day to our favorite chefs and chefs-to-be at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education!  The theme for International Chefs Day 2020 is “Healthy Food for the Future” For a peek at recently added titles to GRCC’s culinary collection, click here. For additional resources on culinary careers, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Now with more Video!

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is  the place to start your search when you’re  wondering what career is right for you, with information on over 3800 careers.  There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.

Ferguson’s isn’t new, but this summer’s overhaul will definitely improved  your experience!  There is new career content with more emerging professions, more video, new proprietary directories, and, new advice and how-to articles. Need help with your job search, or,  with workplace skills? Ferguson’s has that, too.

You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center on the Library’s Database page, as well as on most Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users need to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!

 

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Women in STEM Rock!

Women in STEMWomen in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)  is the timely theme for this month’s Library’s mini book display. Timely because  one of the famous Women in STEM, Katherine Johnson of NASA, passed away this week at age 101.  You many know Johnson’s story because of the Hidden Figures movie, from Halloween visits from young girls emulating their hero, or from Barbie Inspiring Women fame.

Librarian Paul Ruschmann selected some really good reads! Stop in and check them out!

 

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It’s a Match! Find Your Ideal Career Seminar

Career on a white board with handCounselor Erin Busscher is offering an It’s a Match! Find Your Ideal Career seminar this Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12 from 1-2 in SCC336. It’s open and FREE to all students and employees.  If you’re not sure about your career direction, this is a great opportunity.

Take a look, too, at the Library’s [Careers Subject Guide]. Since December, we’ve added 75+ new titles to the careers collection.  You’ll find even more new careers titles on the [Careers & Education] tabs on most other [Subject Guides].

 

 

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