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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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New MeL Database: Military Database

seals of the US MilitaryWhether you are interested in the military as a career option, or, want to get a military perspective to a topic, our new Military Database is for you!  This database is available to us through the MeL Michigan eLibrary system, and already has been used by students in  CLS100, political science, criminal justice, and engineering.

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

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