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Last Updated: September 15, 2022

Get to Know Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep from JerseyClicks

There’s a new addition to your JerseyClicks collection and we want to introduce you! Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep provides job seekers, lifelong learners, and students with help in finding the right career or college, making a career switch, prepping for certification or college entrance exams and much more! In this session, we explored the tools available in this resource and how it can help your users to develop their career preparation skills. 

Duration: 60 Minutes
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All right good morning everybody and welcome.

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I'm Stacey Knibloe with gale. Glad to

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be with you here this morning to take

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a look at a newer resource

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you have available to you through. Jersey clicks

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Gale Presents Peterson's Test

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and Career Prep Which is a mouthful

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for a a product name. So you'll

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probably mostly hear me refer to it as Peterson's

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or Test and Career Prep

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with some sort of abbreviation.

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But we want to make sure you know what you can

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expect from this resource and how it can

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work into the workflow at your library

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and just share some best practices

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for using it.

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and of course answer all your questions so we want

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to leave a lot of time for those as well.

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Another thing we're gonna look at is a way

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to make this resource more discoverable

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at your library. We've lot you've got lots

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of great marketing tools out at the

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gill support site that you can certainly make

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use of but there are some other neat

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resources you can take advantage of.

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we're gonna talk about Mark

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Records and subject. Top links, a little

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in a little more detail. because

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we certainly want folks to know that this is available

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through your library and have some neat ideas

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for how you can spread the word. So

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as always though, we'll wrap up with where

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you can go for more help from gale. We want

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you to be able to reach out to us with questions

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and feedback any time.

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and to that end we'll also

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be sending a follow-up email that will come to you tomorrow

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around this time. That has some links

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and lots of the good stuff

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that I mentioned in the session so

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you can of course feel free to reach out

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in response to that email or

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again to anyone on the Gale team

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when you've got questions after today

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but do feel free to keep them coming during the

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session. I have

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Again budget is a good amount of time so we

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can cover lots of questions

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and I'm happy to kind

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of click on what you see in the resource

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and want me to show you what it does just jump

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in any time. So

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let's go ahead and dive in.

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So first we just wanna give

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a quick overview of the resource, you can know

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what to expect from it that it is well named.

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But we want to let you know

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a little more detail about kind of the main areas

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of the resource. So

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Gale Presents Peterson's Test and Career Prep

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is of course a partner product between Gale

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and Peterson. So even before

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I went to work for gale, I knew Peterson's resources.

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We had a hard time keeping their books on the shelf

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in the library. I was a also

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a hard time getting them back and maybe the condition

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that they went out in,

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So very familiar with Peterson's content.

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We're thrilled to partner with them

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and this whole resource is built

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around their test and career prep offerings

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and of course we have a lot of that content in

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the resource. So one of

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the most popular areas of the database

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is the test prep tools.

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So you can prep for different standardized

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testing.

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for them relating to college high

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school and career

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and we're gonna explore those, show you how those

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tests work.

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We also have a lot of great content

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around folks looking for a new

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career or say in a high school

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high schoolers point of view of

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their career. There's lots

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of tools around support

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like figuring that out. But then also

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active tools where you can go in and take a career

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assessment, read up on different jobs.

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Even view open positions

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Ok. And then to that end, when you're ready to start

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applying for jobs, there's a resume builder

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or a co a cover letter builder along

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with some additional pieces we'll talk about.

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And again a lot of support for that as

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well, so how to prepare for an interview, how to negotiate

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salary, what your resume should

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include. There's lots of great support

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within the resource

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And then lastly should the career you're interested

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in require some sort of schooling. We've got

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searches for colleges specific

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programs for safe but there's a nursing

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program. Search there's searches for

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say an M. B. A. Program

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you also have support around a lot of

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the financial issues that come with college.

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So can find scholarships to

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apply for, can read up on you know

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what you have to do with F. F. A. And things like that

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so a lot of support

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is built into this resource. You know the

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the I think the kind of resume tool

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and the test prep get a lot of

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use. But keep in mind that this

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does more than that. There's really a lot more help

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here for for building a career.

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So we are gonna dive right into it and

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spend our time most of our time in

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the database. So again if you see

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something on the screen you'd like to know more about.

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Just let me know I've of course got a list

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of things I want to cover with you. But

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I'm happy you know to take a left turn.

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This is really your session. So let's get your

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your questions answered.

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So the home page of Peterson’s

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Test and Career prep is gonna basically

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give you a sense of what you can do here

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but you'll notice in the upper right hand corner,

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there's a login option and it will also

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prompt. You kind of should you go down one of these paths

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and select something to log in.

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So

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the resource is something

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that people come back to right they come back and they

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keep working on a resume. They take another

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practice test, that type of thing. So we need

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to be able to keep track of who's using the database.

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So it does require what we would call

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a named user login.

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so let's look at

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that first and then we'll explore the resource.

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So

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the login button of course if you've been here before and

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log into your account or we're gonna use the new user sign

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up so you can see what's involved.

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It is very simple. Your name,

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user name, password and a secret word are

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the only things that are required, email address

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is optional.

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Folks don't have to submit that if they

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don't want to. It is the best way to reset

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your password. Should you forget it. But if

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you don't.

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there's other ways to reset your password.

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We are not doing anything with this data

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nor is Peterson's you're not gonna start

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all of a sudden getting promotional emails from

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Peterson's or gale. If you do turn over your email

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address it is strictly there so you can

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reset your password.

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You also fill this in

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and your account is immediately created. You don't

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have to again because your email address isn't required,

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you don't have to go and verify your email address.

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You're just in immediately

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Again we don't truly know

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who you are at the other end of this.

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No user information is being tracked aside

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from this account that lets you get back to your

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practice desk your resume.

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So privacy is important.

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It always is important particularly

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if you're gonna be working with people who are under 18.

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So Yale has very strict rules around

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privacy. You can actually if you scroll to the bottom of

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the page you can get out to our privacy policy

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and

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learn more about it.

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Now I am gonna go ahead and log into a demo

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account just because I want to show you what some things look like

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when they're completed. So rather than sign

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up here, I'm gonna use that log in button.

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And just use my demo account here.

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and there's unlimited users. So feel

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free to create your own accounts to get

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to know the database and then of course,

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you know, your patron and your students cannot

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create their own as well. So no,

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no limits there.

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All right, so now we're back to the home page

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before I kind of dive into each area. I

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want to point out at the top of the screen

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Oh my I wanna use my little

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anti tool. It's blocking the thing. I wanna circle.

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There we go.

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there is a title list available

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that breaks down all

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of the content that's in the database and

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this gets updated as we up are actually

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I think it's around four times a year because

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different parts of the database, different

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tests are updated at different times.

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The title list is really the best place

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to see what's in the database and

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when it's from. So you can see

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even more detail, how many practice

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tests do we have for that exam, that type of thing.

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And the last official

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testing because some of these standardized tests, you

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know every three years they maybe change up the

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format or you know something like that.

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You get those dates as well. And

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then the last time the content was updated.

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So this might make a nice printout to keep at the reference

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desk a quick check of what's in

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the resource. You kind of though. Of course

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though explore and just test and see if

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we have what you're looking for. But this gives you those

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additional dates. So I would like to point those

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out, But the resource

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itself really tells you what's in it. So

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that's what we're gonna explore here. There is a search

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so if you want it you know you're looking for the S. A. T. You

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can just kind of

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search and land right there

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or what we're gonna do. What I tend to

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always start with. I like a brows tool

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because then you can see what's around

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in the resource and you know discover new

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things. We are always

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our databases are never finished so we're always adding

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new content. I think there have been a few new things

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added even since this was added

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to the Jersey clicks program. So

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you know, always good to I think be in the live

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resource and see what's here.

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So there are four areas where you'll kind

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of go down paths within the resource,

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improve your score is

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mostly gonna be test prep for

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standardized tests. But then some additional tools

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we're gonna take a look at,

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find a school is exactly that. It's

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all the collar, scholarships or sorry the college

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searches plus scholarship searches, you

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know, advice around financial aid and things

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like that.

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explore. Careers is gonna lead you to the

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resume builder. The career

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assessments. And again help

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for doing all of that job search.

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and then vocational test prep. So again more

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standardized tests which is relating to particular

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careers

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and we're going to go down each of these paths. So

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let me know if there's anything particular you want to look for.

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Actually let me check the chat and Q. And A.

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Nothing yet. But let me go ahead and

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get started with improve your score.

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so we're gonna get into you

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know probably the most popular test in the resource is

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the S. A. T. But before we get

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to that I want to point out some of the other

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tools that are here, we have

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this foundational skills section

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which is

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really handy because what it does is

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let you go through some

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tutorials and question banks

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around English reading math.

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It can be just a good brush up. Say we've got

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someone who's on the job market again after say

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20 years and they're looking for something

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new. Maybe there's some you know they're

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gonna prep for the postal exam. Firefight

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exam, something like that.

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And they just want to brush up on some

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of these skills That's gonna be a great use here.

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These can also be great supplemental support

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for students for

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folks who are maybe learning English

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you'll also find here though office Microsoft

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office tutorials. So

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something folks can do at home.

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We've got a Windows 11 tutorial down here

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So there are these kind of additional

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not quite for specific tests but

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just additional kind of skills building

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here under foundational skills.

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now. The four paths follow me

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through my time in the resource. So if I open

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up that little arrow next to improve your school,

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I can get to all the other areas. So if you

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take a look at high school we've got things like preparing

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for a P. Exams and just a quick

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click into them, you can see which exams

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are here. This is a list that's really grown

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over time. We love to hear feedback

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about what folks need

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in their schools and their libraries. So

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you know you see the results in this resource.

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When that happens

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So college prep is where we'll find

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the S. A. T. The A. C. T. The

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clap exam, P. S. A. T. All

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of these that you might take while you're

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in high school

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and what you'll find is as you select

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each test

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You'll see whatever support we have for

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it. So in some cases you'll see

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three items. Three cards here like I have.

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In some cases you'll see one card, it's just gonna

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vary about the content that's here.

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But what we're of course always looking for

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are those practice tests. So that's the most common

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card you'll find.

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We also though carry the eBook content

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from Peterson so

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we've got the master of the S. A. T. 2020

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eBook here that we can go through. It just gonna

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be a P. D. F. I can work with

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and then a few tests a handful of tests

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will actually have online courses to go

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along with them. Which I always like to

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point this out for the S. A. T. Because

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this is something someone can do for free

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through your library

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at their own pace. You know this is it. They don't have

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to make time you know to co go

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to an S. A. T. Prep course again

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don't have to pay for it. So you know

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really equitable here, anybody can get to

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this.

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and it basically like it implies

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preps you for the S. A. T. There are some pre

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assessments as you go through

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you work on the different sections of the test,

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and this is along with

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the master of the S. A. T. E. Book so you can use

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that as a companion or

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another tool to help study for the exam.

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So really valuable to have those two kind of

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powerful tools with you. But

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I will say the practice tests are probably the most popular

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because that's of course gonna put you right in

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that kind of test. Taking mindset and

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testing how you're doing

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So you can, as you're going through

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the practice test you'll see they almost

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act like courses. I should say almost

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they kind of do, we can see course contents here.

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I'm 24% of the way through the practice

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tests available.

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And for the S. A. T. We

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actually have a lot of

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versions of a practice exam. I think we're up to nine.

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Yes so nine practice

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tests for the S. A. T. That will

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vary too. We're gonna look at other tests where maybe

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we've got three different versions.

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We want to add as many as we

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can because it's not good to

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just take, keep taking the same one over

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and over and start memorizing answers. Right

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so having multiples is

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really valuable.

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and you can see here over on the left the ones I've taken.

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I've got a check mark four

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and if we go ahead and wanna take another,

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I'm just gonna jump into one here.

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you get a little info about the quiz

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first you have you

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know instructions for how it's gonna work. You might

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also have

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let's see it looks like the S. A. T. Doesn't have

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one. But some of the tests will have like their own

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introduction over here on the table of contents

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at Sandy.

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But if we go ahead and

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start the quiz

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This is formatted like it's pieces

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of paper. So the way you might move through the test

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Some are of course electronic themselves but

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it's kind of mimic that real world experience

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here, we've got a passage we need to read.

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And as I scroll down I'll then

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see the questions for this passage.

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And if you go through

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it really is like taking the test, you're

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just marking your answers, you can go

[00:14:40.418]
back and change them at any point. I can

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adjust as I'm marking

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them off. You'll see the pages over

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on the left or marking each question with a check

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mark as I answer it. So I can kind of

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visually get a cue as to where I am

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this of course not the way you probably want to take

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the S. A. T. But you can move

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through

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and mark your answers.

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And then at the bottom here you have the option

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to move to the next page. You can always submit the

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quiz which we will submit this early

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but just keep moving through.

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But with that navigation over on the left

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and then at the bottom of the questions you can always

[00:15:15.820]
get back and forth. So if I want to go back and

[00:15:17.889]
review my answers, make some changes

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or even leave one undone, I can

[00:15:22.178]
skip a. Question and come back to it

[00:15:24.259]
later and again I'm gonna have that visual cue over

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on the left. as well as

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and once I submit the quiz

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or click the submit quiz

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button, it will let me know if I've forgotten

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any questions if I haven't answered something.

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So let me get a few more of these answered

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and I'll go ahead and submit now

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it's even warning me down below here, 20

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of 52 questions save. Again I've got

[00:15:48.058]
the visual queue over on the lap that I haven't

[00:15:50.298]
answered some but when I submit to

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it's gonna warn me I've got 32 unanswered

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questions which I'm just gonna go with.

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and it takes a minute but it grades

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the exam and then puts you right back in it

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to review it so you can go through and see how

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you did.

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And randomly selecting answers is

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not pro oh it looks like I got lucky

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on the first one. So

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you can open up and see I've got the correct

[00:16:15.529]
answer here and even the second one, wow

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I did ok on these first three. Here

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we go. But this is what it looks like when you've got something wrong.

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So it lets you know with a little red X. Your answer

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was wrong and then the blue arrow pointing

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you to the right one and I can open up and view

[00:16:28.820]
the feedback so you can see kind of where you went

[00:16:31.000]
wrong. So

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very handy to have this feedback

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immediately. You can always go back and get it through

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the kind of course view too if you want

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to go back and review another test,

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It's keeping track of all of these for you.

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And the resource is

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of course always gonna grade the multiple choice

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sections. But if you've got a section

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say like you do on the S. A. T. That's an essay

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or a short answer.

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It's really more for you to kind of have

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the practice of writing that essay.

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And then you can often use the eBook

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to get an idea of maybe you know

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what you should have done. There's some advice for

[00:17:07.358]
the short answers and essays and things like

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that. So

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It doesn't technically get graded here

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but it does give you the, you know

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a practice of doing it

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So the other tests are gonna be formatted

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like this. Let's go ahead and take a look at a few more.

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I'm just gonna exit out of this tab here.

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So again improve your score is gonna be

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the test typically that have to do with

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some sort of schooling. So again

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whether it's a P. Exams or a P. S.

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A. T. Or something like that grad school.

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You've got those. This is also although

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I think we have an inter vocational test prep to the international

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sections. You can prepare for say the U. S. Citizenship

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exam or the

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to

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met those here as well

[00:17:50.680]
but let's go ahead and take a look at vocational task

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prep while we're on the subject. So I'm just gonna skip those

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two tabs in the middle.

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And the browse here

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gives you an idea some of these are kind of broken down

[00:18:01.459]
by industry almost so

[00:18:03.779]
something like medical and nursing. This has

[00:18:05.900]
been a popular section of the resource. And we've

[00:18:07.979]
added a lot of new exams here.

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E. M. T. I know we I think we've added

[00:18:12.078]
within the last, well no E. M. T. Has actually

[00:18:14.170]
been around longer than that dental admission test.

[00:18:16.469]
If you've got something we added this year we got some feedback.

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you've got of course all your nursing practice

[00:18:21.920]
tests as well as the T. S. To kind of get into

[00:18:24.039]
nursing school. You have

[00:18:26.328]
C. N. A. Dental hygienist

[00:18:28.410]
massage therapy.

[00:18:30.299]
And again just click in and you'll see kind

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of what's available for each

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to go through. It looks like this is

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can be just some test prep.

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Oh no it looks like they've got some studying tools here

[00:18:41.199]
too. So clicking in will just

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again gonna show you what's available

[00:18:45.930]
Some of the newer tests are here at the bottom

[00:18:47.989]
of this alphabetical list. So aviation and

[00:18:50.098]
transportation, this was one that kind of jumped

[00:18:52.108]
out at me for a New Jersey. You're

[00:18:54.140]
close to some airports there

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or have some airports. So I was being close

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to a few. The T. S. A. Exam is

[00:19:00.709]
is a newer one that we've added,

[00:19:03.670]
we've also added journeyman plumber

[00:19:05.689]
and electrician exams.

[00:19:07.769]
The HESI you've got

[00:19:10.029]
you know some great stuff here and the

[00:19:12.108]
p. A. Exam is is

[00:19:14.430]
a recent addition as well.

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So these are,

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all available

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to any user again to take as many as

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they like and if they're gonna keep coming back to something,

[00:19:25.930]
you'll see as I click around

[00:19:28.049]
and I'm looking at different cards, there's this

[00:19:30.118]
little star next to each of them.

[00:19:32.670]
If I click that star,

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sorry, let me get rid of my drawing there so I can

[00:19:37.039]
click it, it adds it to my

[00:19:39.279]
favorites, it turns it purple, and then you'll

[00:19:41.348]
notice when you come into the database and log

[00:19:43.598]
in Your home page

[00:19:45.630]
lists all of your favorites. So

[00:19:48.039]
you can see I've got a lot here. I probably should clean this up.

[00:19:50.239]
I add a new one every time I do a training. So

[00:19:53.098]
you can easily get back and pick up where you

[00:19:55.118]
left off under create a resume or

[00:19:57.189]
math videos or whatever it may be and

[00:19:59.479]
just jump

[00:20:00.650]
you know right there from your login into

[00:20:03.348]
where you want to pick back up.

[00:20:07.059]
So let me just check the chat and Q. And A. Let me

[00:20:09.078]
know if there are any tests in particular. I'd like to see if we

[00:20:11.209]
have,

[00:20:12.400]
I'm happy to to navigate

[00:20:14.838]
to those

[00:20:16.828]
Alright so let's I'm gonna leave find

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a school for our last

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card we'll go into. I'm gonna open up

[00:20:23.598]
explore careers because I want to show you again some of

[00:20:25.670]
the more popular content so things

[00:20:28.118]
you might be working with folks a little more often on

[00:20:30.848]
the career tool section is

[00:20:32.969]
where we'll find career assessments,

[00:20:34.989]
the builder resume

[00:20:37.358]
Career advice we even include

[00:20:39.779]
the sometimes you'll see things in multiple places.

[00:20:42.098]
So career colleges searches here, it's

[00:20:44.219]
also gonna be under find a school, so kind of wherever

[00:20:46.420]
it's appropriate. You might find these cards.

[00:20:48.979]
and if they jump to create a resume, this

[00:20:51.338]
might be a familiar tool. This is We've

[00:20:53.799]
Peterson's partnered with Visual C. V.

[00:20:56.358]
Which is a resume builder out there on

[00:20:58.449]
the internet. They have a kind of

[00:21:00.509]
fee based service that folks can take advantage

[00:21:02.519]
of our subscription service. I think

[00:21:04.519]
here though there's no cost

[00:21:06.529]
of course to your end user and we get to take advantage

[00:21:09.000]
of some really cool tools

[00:21:11.479]
here with visual C. V. So

[00:21:13.630]
the

[00:21:14.630]
resume and cover builder are both

[00:21:16.719]
here and we're gonna look at those.

[00:21:18.920]
But I just want to mention these two other features

[00:21:21.059]
that are available.

[00:21:22.500]
Create a website. Actually let

[00:21:24.539]
you create a website about yourself

[00:21:26.799]
that you can send people to maybe put

[00:21:28.838]
in a cover letter. Oh,

[00:21:30.838]
when you visit the Visual C. V. It

[00:21:32.939]
will pop up and offer a tutorial

[00:21:35.219]
when you get here. So I'm here for that

[00:21:37.309]
today. So maybe I can close that out, but very handy.

[00:21:39.858]
but create a resume, lets you build

[00:21:42.539]
a website around yourself and they make it look

[00:21:44.880]
good, they build it around one of your resumes

[00:21:47.019]
or you can upload a new one and and

[00:21:49.108]
get started.

[00:21:50.750]
But we're gonna skip that for now but it is

[00:21:52.809]
a very handy piece created.

[00:21:55.269]
Journal entry is a really interesting

[00:21:57.930]
tool. I think that I want to start

[00:21:59.949]
taking advantage of what it does is

[00:22:02.039]
let you track your career highlight,

[00:22:04.449]
you create this career journal

[00:22:06.568]
so that

[00:22:08.209]
when you're applying for a job, when you're updating

[00:22:10.390]
your resume you go like oh yeah I did

[00:22:12.549]
do that big project that went really well. Or

[00:22:14.670]
even often in a resume they'll ask

[00:22:16.848]
you, you know, where's something

[00:22:19.039]
you had a challenge and how did you handle it. But those

[00:22:21.380]
are the kinds of things you can put here this little

[00:22:23.430]
you know journal entry to keep track

[00:22:25.449]
of all of that, refresh your memory, which

[00:22:27.489]
I often need help to do.

[00:22:29.680]
But you can also publish this. So if you did

[00:22:31.729]
want to keep track of that info and make it available.

[00:22:34.358]
You can send books to

[00:22:36.469]
the career journal as well.

[00:22:38.479]
so some neat features. But I do want to dig

[00:22:40.578]
in more to the resume so let me jump back to that

[00:22:42.739]
section

[00:22:43.828]
so you can create and keep track of

[00:22:45.858]
multiple resumes. You can see here. I've got quite

[00:22:48.108]
a few going here.

[00:22:50.150]
and

[00:22:51.368]
you often are creating

[00:22:53.430]
a resume

[00:22:54.660]
every time you apply for a job you'd be adjusting

[00:22:57.118]
a little bit depending on what the position is. So

[00:22:59.150]
it's a great way to, you know, keep all of that here

[00:23:01.549]
and also have a great looking

[00:23:03.588]
resume. There are tons of templates. I am not

[00:23:05.848]
this creatively inclined. I'm letting

[00:23:07.868]
the database kind of do the work to make it look

[00:23:09.890]
good for me. So let's

[00:23:11.930]
go ahead and take a look. So

[00:23:14.289]
creating a new one

[00:23:16.250]
is actually gonna ask you those same questions.

[00:23:18.309]
So do we want to upload an existing resume?

[00:23:20.750]
So if I've got one in word I want to work

[00:23:22.828]
from, I can upload that.

[00:23:24.568]
I can just completely start from scratch and

[00:23:26.670]
start filling in the fields here myself

[00:23:29.078]
or what I love is the use

[00:23:31.368]
sample content option.

[00:23:33.630]
This is gonna let me steal

[00:23:36.318]
my watch and put it that way. Let me borrow

[00:23:38.880]
text from prewritten resumes.

[00:23:41.108]
So if you use sample content

[00:23:44.949]
It's gonna open up and show you some of their popular

[00:23:47.449]
samples which you can take a look at and review.

[00:23:49.809]
You can also search those. So if I've held a job

[00:23:52.209]
as a bank teller

[00:23:54.309]
I can search on that and see if they've

[00:23:56.368]
got an example resume and they've got three.

[00:23:59.500]
and you can give it a little preview or

[00:24:01.660]
I'm just gonna go ahead and use this sample.

[00:24:06.250]
and it knows my name right? Because I have a user

[00:24:08.400]
account and pulled it from that. But here

[00:24:10.750]
it pulled in all that data

[00:24:13.049]
and where I know I struggle but I know

[00:24:15.108]
a lot of other people do too

[00:24:17.199]
Is this section here under work experience.

[00:24:19.559]
How do I describe my job

[00:24:21.890]
and if we've got a resume that's similar to

[00:24:23.979]
a position you've held, it's done a lot of that

[00:24:26.059]
work for you, you can of course edit all

[00:24:28.078]
of this. So if I needed

[00:24:30.400]
to add something else to this

[00:24:32.890]
and I'm just gonna say

[00:24:34.769]
E. T. M. Maintenance

[00:24:36.920]
no idea. but let's say

[00:24:39.160]
I can include that. Oh it looks like maybe you would borrow

[00:24:41.439]
this resume from someone who is maybe and

[00:24:43.509]
they spell check a little different. So the spell

[00:24:45.640]
check has popped up for me

[00:24:47.759]
and adjust that.

[00:24:49.568]
But you have this starting point

[00:24:51.640]
and I think starting from scratch. Maybe some

[00:24:53.838]
folks really you know would

[00:24:56.199]
rather do that and kind of get a maybe

[00:24:58.410]
a resume going that way but I really

[00:25:00.539]
appreciate having this data to work

[00:25:02.689]
from and adjust as needed.

[00:25:05.189]
and again it already makes it look

[00:25:07.229]
good. It puts it into a really nice

[00:25:09.469]
looking format but you'll see over on

[00:25:11.578]
the left, you have all these menu

[00:25:13.709]
options for things you can change.

[00:25:15.848]
And

[00:25:17.420]
If I go in to change template, this

[00:25:19.608]
is where I can find all those nice kind of really colorful.

[00:25:23.500]
resumes and a lot of them include

[00:25:25.818]
photos which I think is something

[00:25:28.199]
it is kind of, I feel like this goes back and forth

[00:25:30.608]
including a photo isn't always preferred,

[00:25:32.799]
so you don't have to, that

[00:25:34.828]
space just goes blank if you don't upload

[00:25:36.949]
an image. But I'll go with

[00:25:39.049]
one here like the look

[00:25:41.269]
at this one,

[00:25:43.509]
grab that and it just reformats it

[00:25:45.568]
for me

[00:25:46.598]
and I can change things too if I don't love

[00:25:48.739]
the green color here up in the top.

[00:25:50.868]
I have all the options for kind of editing

[00:25:53.049]
so I can switch that. Maybe I'll go with

[00:25:55.160]
a this

[00:25:59.209]
pink color there.

[00:26:01.430]
Really simple. I don't have to worry about

[00:26:03.930]
the formatting. I get all these options

[00:26:06.088]
for how I how I want to adjust. It

[00:26:08.130]
can change the fonts, can change

[00:26:10.368]
the

[00:26:12.108]


[00:26:13.719]
margins and things like that as needed.

[00:26:16.219]
Again can always edit the text

[00:26:18.799]
and get rid of content entirely. So

[00:26:20.900]
if I don't want the

[00:26:23.489]
oh what was it? There was a little trash can here. I can

[00:26:25.769]
I can delete content.

[00:26:28.309]
and when you've got it the way you want it you

[00:26:30.549]
have the option to download it and

[00:26:32.729]
share it outside of the resource. So

[00:26:34.939]
we can download a P. D. F. Version, we can

[00:26:37.009]
download a word and that is still

[00:26:39.189]
in beta but it does a pretty nice job.

[00:26:41.348]
You do want to just kind of double check everything

[00:26:43.680]
looks good but the word

[00:26:45.818]
version looks pretty good.

[00:26:48.130]
You can also go choose to share it

[00:26:50.469]
and get a link for it. under

[00:26:52.789]
publish this will also appear

[00:26:55.189]
over. Let me go ahead and circle it on the screen

[00:26:57.529]
here under settings, you can do this in either

[00:26:59.779]
place under settings or share.

[00:27:02.098]
You're choosing kind of the privacy

[00:27:04.309]
level of this resume you've created

[00:27:06.608]
by default. The

[00:27:08.650]
resume is always

[00:27:11.729]
unlisted,

[00:27:13.019]
that is the most private

[00:27:16.309]
kind of level you can have

[00:27:18.568]
Oh no I'm sorry, you know what I apologize

[00:27:21.078]
folks, I'm forgetting when you choose to share,

[00:27:23.509]
You pick one of the sharing options. There are

[00:27:25.549]
two of them. Let me actually show you what I'm talking about under

[00:27:27.769]
settings.

[00:27:29.039]
When you go to settings you'll see where

[00:27:31.309]
your privacy is at currently. So

[00:27:33.880]
share you're preparing to share. So

[00:27:35.920]
it's giving you the sharing options under settings,

[00:27:37.989]
you can see where your privacy is at.

[00:27:40.029]
but also change it if you want it. So

[00:27:42.549]
sorry about that. So under privacy

[00:27:44.689]
export only is our

[00:27:47.000]
highest level of privacy meaning

[00:27:49.338]
I only have access to this. No one

[00:27:51.469]
else can find this resume. It lives

[00:27:53.799]
inside my account. I use download

[00:27:56.660]
to get it out as a P. D. F.

[00:27:58.930]
Or a word document but

[00:28:00.759]
it lives inside the resource and nobody

[00:28:03.019]
can get to it but me

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that is by default,

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if I switch though to unlisted or

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public. Those are the two sharing options.

[00:28:11.279]
If I switch to unlisted.

[00:28:13.279]
What this does then is create

[00:28:15.598]
a link for the resume.

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So this U. R. L. Here I'd be

[00:28:19.818]
able to include in a cover letter or

[00:28:22.000]
hand it wherever I need it to go. If I'm you

[00:28:24.118]
know filling out a form online or something

[00:28:26.348]
like that. I can I can put it there.

[00:28:28.489]
It's unlisted though meaning that

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it's a shareable link but it's not out

[00:28:32.868]
on the web and searchable

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right? If I switch though to

[00:28:37.328]
public this will publish

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on the internet and folks searching on

[00:28:41.539]
search engines by my name would be able to

[00:28:43.559]
find this resume.

[00:28:44.930]
So it is a great way to kind of get your

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name out there and make yourself discoverable.

[00:28:49.910]
Not everybody wants to do that

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though. So that's why we've got the other options. So

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public is kind of the most

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public export only

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is gonna be the most private only. You have access

[00:29:01.000]
to it and you have to choose to download it and

[00:29:03.078]
share it that way

[00:29:04.618]
and then unlisted is kind of that happy medium.

[00:29:06.680]
You can have an online version of the resume but

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it's not searchable by search

[00:29:11.039]
engines. So

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I since this is not true, I was never a bank

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teller. I'm gonna make sure to leave that as export

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only if I click save just to be safe

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but it is a really handy way

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to you know, in this kind of online world

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where you know,

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Often you're not even going somewhere for an interview,

[00:29:29.189]
you're doing it via zoom and it's great to

[00:29:31.229]
have these online tools to be able to share, throw

[00:29:33.380]
into a chat message, you know while you're

[00:29:35.449]
having your interview or again put it in a cover

[00:29:37.709]
letter or when you're submitting online

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So

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there are lots of other features here but

[00:29:44.209]
those are kind of the main ones I wanted to point

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out, you can change up the look and feel

[00:29:48.598]
you can change your privacy

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letter or privacy level.

[00:29:55.180]
All right, so we've got the same type of options under

[00:29:57.459]
cover letters. So I've got a few

[00:29:59.618]
going here. They're not quite as

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extensive

[00:30:03.759]
assuming this often is gonna get, you know, pasted

[00:30:05.969]
right into an email or something but

[00:30:08.259]
you've got some options for cover letters

[00:30:10.279]
here too.

[00:30:13.640]
now resumes tend to come after

[00:30:15.699]
you've decided what kind of career you want. Right?

[00:30:17.979]
So also under career tools you've got

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the option to find a career

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and this offers a career assessment.

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Oh sorry I think I've timed out.

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Yeah. Sorry folks let me let me log back

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in. oh wait

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now I think men

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try this again

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Yeah there we go. So yeah look like

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I timed out in the visual C. V. Tool

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Are there sample practices I believe?

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Let me double check. I'm gonna actually

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use the search

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Yes. Master The

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practice prepare

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pro exam which is not an exam

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I'm familiar with but it looks like practice

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practice two.

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oh sorry that's the eBook so it automatically

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wanted to download it for me.

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and there we go practice test for the practice core

[00:31:14.529]
practice core exams.

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Takes us right out. I'm

[00:31:18.959]
gonna yeah I was gonna say should

[00:31:21.140]
be right to the practice test so yes there are

[00:31:25.390]
thanks and let me know if you wanna dive into

[00:31:27.439]
those a little more

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Ok so back to the career assessment,

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there are four assessments

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that are performed

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and we would encourage folks to fill out all

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four.

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If they can uh, you

[00:31:44.078]
know, if you're gonna kind of sit down and commit to this,

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we hope you'll kind of leave enough time to do all four.

[00:31:48.160]
But technically you only have to take the

[00:31:50.180]
first two which I've done here

[00:31:52.410]
to get matched up with careers.

[00:31:55.309]
So as interests and values

[00:31:57.420]
both have to be completed

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Oh you're welcome man, no problem.

[00:32:03.400]
the tests though

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I

[00:32:06.818]
I find really engaging a lot

[00:32:08.989]
of career assessments. Are would you

[00:32:11.039]
like to do this job? Yes. No. Maybe

[00:32:13.989]
really basic what I like

[00:32:16.078]
about these is they ask different

[00:32:18.390]
questions like four different sections,

[00:32:20.890]
not just your interest but what do you what do you like

[00:32:22.949]
your workplace to be like?

[00:32:24.640]
and also the way they've done them is kind

[00:32:26.759]
of engaging. There are of course going to be some multiple

[00:32:29.088]
choice involved. But this is,

[00:32:31.118]
you know, asking on these cards, what are the least

[00:32:33.598]
important um,

[00:32:35.709]
uh, cards here for my ideal

[00:32:37.779]
organization.

[00:32:38.949]
and then it will ask you what are your most important

[00:32:41.328]
and all of this feeds into

[00:32:43.368]
the ultimate careers, it's recommending for

[00:32:45.568]
you. So again I would encourage

[00:32:47.670]
folks to fill out all four. I'm gonna

[00:32:49.868]
exit though this

[00:32:52.098]
oh how my journey wanna be under assessments

[00:32:54.199]
I would encourage folks to fill

[00:32:56.279]
out all four but it is it is not required

[00:32:58.640]
just to have to take the first two and then

[00:33:00.709]
once it's matched you up

[00:33:04.809]
it ranks them by these are

[00:33:06.828]
probably gonna be kind of familiar

[00:33:09.519]


[00:33:10.799]
you know, kind of industry and subject areas.

[00:33:13.170]
It's looking at where you'd be

[00:33:15.180]
strongest by subject area

[00:33:17.410]
and then showing off to the right kind of where you

[00:33:19.880]
where you land in some of these now, you're

[00:33:21.969]
not limited to things that you were strong in,

[00:33:24.029]
you can of course always view all careers

[00:33:26.529]
and explore them.

[00:33:28.250]
And as you go in, I'm going to say health

[00:33:30.410]
sciences

[00:33:32.088]
and you're looking at these. It's letting you know

[00:33:34.328]
whether you wear a strong match or not. If

[00:33:36.338]
you look over on the left you can kind of

[00:33:38.410]
break them down by different areas.

[00:33:40.430]
So Say I'm strong in

[00:33:42.500]
health science but of course it's a lot of schooling to

[00:33:44.578]
become a psychiatrist. Maybe that's

[00:33:46.689]
my plan. But what can

[00:33:48.709]
I do in the meantime, you know, I've got a high school

[00:33:50.900]
degree, what can I do to, you know, maybe

[00:33:53.019]
still work in health sciences so you can adjust

[00:33:56.348]
and choose the education level and

[00:33:58.559]
or an experience level to see what

[00:34:00.618]
what might be a good fit while you're going

[00:34:02.660]
to school.

[00:34:03.939]
You can also

[00:34:06.660]
Isolate and use the military

[00:34:08.719]
crosswalk tool, which I think

[00:34:10.860]
this is great. I know you know that

[00:34:13.159]
military base is in New Jersey. So this could

[00:34:15.269]
be really helpful for folks who may be out of

[00:34:17.329]
the military. They're looking for what to do next.

[00:34:21.309]
You can get matched up with

[00:34:23.610]
putting in your codes and let

[00:34:25.708]
me go ahead and I had these are things I had to

[00:34:27.728]
look up

[00:34:29.809]
Or someone who's in a career is probably

[00:34:31.989]
going to or been in the military

[00:34:34.208]
is gonna know these codes.

[00:34:37.228]
And you can get matched up. So a 255

[00:34:39.489]
a is an information systems technician

[00:34:41.860]
in the army and I can get matched up with

[00:34:44.000]
what careers would go strongly with that experience.

[00:34:47.340]
so I, I wish

[00:34:49.780]
this was a tool you could get to before

[00:34:52.128]
you perform the assessment. I wish it was

[00:34:54.168]
elsewhere. But you do have to go through

[00:34:56.478]
and again answer those first two assessments

[00:34:58.590]
and then once you get to your careers list

[00:35:01.739]
And just of course make any choice here.

[00:35:04.199]
You'll then can get to that military crossword. So

[00:35:06.320]
it's a couple extra clicks

[00:35:08.500]
you're gonna have to go through to find

[00:35:10.679]
it but hopefully down the road that'll be offered

[00:35:13.159]
standalone so you can get to it from elsewhere.

[00:35:15.599]
But in the meantime that's how you find that very

[00:35:17.860]
handy. and then for each

[00:35:19.978]
of these jobs I'm just gonna go ahead and jump into one,

[00:35:22.059]
you get the a good overview. So you

[00:35:24.199]
know what are the you know kind of daily tasks like

[00:35:26.699]
what programs or

[00:35:28.739]
degrees do you have to hold what abilities,

[00:35:31.110]
what skills, you know that type of thing

[00:35:33.128]
over on the right, you can find average

[00:35:35.179]
salary and it will even let you kind

[00:35:37.280]
of look out

[00:35:39.228]
and see what's out there

[00:35:41.309]
right now for astronauts.

[00:35:43.360]
Oh no, astronomer astronomers is what, pick

[00:35:45.590]
all those astronauts for a minute.

[00:35:48.449]
you can even see the outlooks over the next 10

[00:35:50.530]
years. Is this career growing? Is it shrinking?

[00:35:52.769]
Looks like we're astronomers, not

[00:35:55.458]
super promising. But

[00:35:58.228]
some other tools as well.

[00:36:02.389]
and then there is actually a job search

[00:36:04.530]
tool here and when

[00:36:06.599]
you come in you can actually filter

[00:36:09.188]
by the data that it's pulled from your assessments

[00:36:11.809]
to so jobs match strength

[00:36:13.849]
and then that type of thing.

[00:36:15.469]
But let's say we're looking for

[00:36:18.840]
Give me here, I've got a uh,

[00:36:25.260]
Sorry folks, I don't have my note for what I was gonna

[00:36:27.369]
search here. So I'm gonna go ahead and

[00:36:32.688]
and put in

[00:36:36.668]
in a moment. We'll see how we do.

[00:36:39.869]
go so still tying in with your content

[00:36:42.250]
from the assessments

[00:36:43.978]
And here we have found some jobs. Now this

[00:36:46.030]
is also gonna actually be a partner tool

[00:36:48.168]
when I click out.

[00:36:49.869]
choose to learn more. We're actually

[00:36:52.059]
crawling out it indeed Dot com

[00:36:54.110]
to grab these open positions, which is

[00:36:56.269]
a tool in itself. It is a crawler

[00:36:58.289]
that goes out, folks can of course post things here,

[00:37:00.539]
but they also go out and crawl different websites.

[00:37:03.090]
So like, you know

[00:37:04.769]
employment offices or.

[00:37:07.728]
even just like corporate websites that post open

[00:37:09.909]
positions, things like that and bring them all back

[00:37:12.000]
here. And then of course indeed, dot

[00:37:14.019]
com has its own, you know, kind of tools where

[00:37:16.039]
you can, you know, keep track of your resume and the jobs

[00:37:18.219]
you've applied for and things like that, but

[00:37:20.559]
really great site. So

[00:37:22.728]
it also could be something familiar if someone is already

[00:37:24.889]
looking for a job. Indeed is something they might already

[00:37:27.019]
be using.

[00:37:29.840]
So lots of paths when you come into

[00:37:32.059]
the assessment tool, you get to the job search,

[00:37:34.199]
you get to that military crosswalk, you get to of

[00:37:36.280]
course the overviews for jobs

[00:37:38.320]
and careers. So lots of good stuff

[00:37:40.619]
there, just

[00:37:43.079]
checking our time we're doing ok again do

[00:37:45.179]
feel free to ask questions

[00:37:47.840]
We gotta come back close out some of these tabs

[00:37:51.590]
under explore careers. You'll also find

[00:37:54.110]
under career tools, the career

[00:37:56.239]
advice section. And this is kind of run

[00:37:58.369]
like a course as well. It's almost tutorials

[00:38:01.059]
for all of these, you know different

[00:38:04.329]
areas of looking for a career

[00:38:06.389]
or a job. So career changes,

[00:38:08.418]
transitioning out of the military and you

[00:38:10.489]
do kind of go through it like of course since you have completed

[00:38:12.949]
some of these or haven't completed, but

[00:38:14.958]
have started them

[00:38:16.969]
So lots of against

[00:38:18.978]
support and certainly these

[00:38:21.260]
are

[00:38:24.369]
you know, con things you might cover

[00:38:26.860]
on the shelves in the library, you know, lots of books

[00:38:28.929]
about these content. What I like about these is

[00:38:31.010]
they're fairly short, they're a little quick to go

[00:38:33.059]
through

[00:38:35.148]
you know and just get some good pointers for all

[00:38:37.208]
of these in this case salary

[00:38:39.239]
negotiations.

[00:38:42.639]
So lots of good stuff here.

[00:38:46.050]
And then last thing we'll take a look at find a school.

[00:38:48.570]
So we've broken these down by college

[00:38:51.449]
and graduate school. So if we go into

[00:38:53.599]
college and scholarship search

[00:38:56.260]
that's what these will be tied to. So distance learning

[00:38:58.570]
for you know two and four year institutions.

[00:39:01.030]
Career colleges search undergraduate

[00:39:03.469]
nursing school. There's a graduate nursing search

[00:39:06.010]
in the graduate program. So

[00:39:08.039]
just kind of breakdown by where you're at or

[00:39:10.119]
where you're looking to be I guess in that

[00:39:12.340]
state of education

[00:39:14.909]
And again the help for lots

[00:39:17.269]
of financial tools here. So the scholarship

[00:39:19.489]
search as well as f on financial

[00:39:21.610]
aid advice, a quiz.

[00:39:23.969]
That's a good stuff.

[00:39:25.360]
We take a look at the undergraduate school search.

[00:39:29.260]
basically, if you're, if you've used

[00:39:31.438]
one of the Peterson's college books, that's

[00:39:33.898]
what we're gonna be browsing here. Just of course,

[00:39:35.909]
lots of different ways to filter it. You can certainly just

[00:39:38.090]
search by a school if you want to see their info.

[00:39:40.918]
But the filters over on the left will

[00:39:42.978]
let you kind of get a list of schools

[00:39:45.148]
going maybe to apply to. So let's say we're looking

[00:39:47.590]
with, I love that in state tuition.

[00:39:49.648]
Let me see, we'll choose New Jersey.

[00:39:52.719]
and you can break down by area

[00:39:54.780]
of study school, type, average G.

[00:39:56.820]
P. A. Things like that to get in.

[00:39:59.320]
It is I love the area

[00:40:01.398]
of study because it's a long list,

[00:40:03.519]
but you can also just kind of type,

[00:40:06.438]
and get to those areas

[00:40:09.168]
you might need. So I kind of scroll

[00:40:11.349]
a bit here, grab for

[00:40:13.110]
biology degree

[00:40:15.469]
and as we select over on the right

[00:40:17.570]
it's just kind of filtering and showing the schools

[00:40:19.869]
that match so you can choose public

[00:40:22.079]
or private two and 44 year

[00:40:24.438]
missing difficulties school size

[00:40:26.800]
setting.

[00:40:27.750]
All of these options are available.

[00:40:31.320]
and then once you want to go in and explore

[00:40:33.438]
a school, go ahead and grab say Saint Elizabeth

[00:40:35.820]
University,

[00:40:38.000]
Again, this is what you can, you know, expect to

[00:40:40.099]
find in the books, just breaking down all these

[00:40:42.179]
areas majors and degrees offer, what the

[00:40:44.289]
student body makeup is, tuition and fees,

[00:40:46.860]
Athletics faculty,

[00:40:49.250]
you've got all of the those

[00:40:51.398]
kind of details to help find the perfect school.

[00:40:57.500]
All righty, so a couple of things under

[00:40:59.619]
this college search.

[00:41:02.269]
And so go ahead and let me jump into the graduate school one as

[00:41:04.389]
well. So M. B. A. Programs.

[00:41:07.208]


[00:41:08.300]
I love the distance learning. A lot of folks like to

[00:41:10.389]
do their degrees that way particularly

[00:41:12.969]
for a graduate program but then also

[00:41:15.148]
the the F. F. S. A. Help. So again multiple things

[00:41:17.369]
can show up. the scholarship

[00:41:19.708]
searches I think are really valuable. We

[00:41:21.728]
have again one for graduate and undergraduate

[00:41:24.360]
They work really like the school search. Does

[00:41:26.619]
you just choose over on the left?

[00:41:28.659]
You know, maybe we're looking for something

[00:41:30.800]
that's tied to the state we're gonna be studying

[00:41:32.938]
in. We

[00:41:35.000]
can isolate to those, see if they're a good fit.

[00:41:37.260]
So

[00:41:38.030]
great way to be able to keep track of

[00:41:40.639]
or sorry, not keep track but to find, you know, scholarships

[00:41:43.239]
to apply for.

[00:41:45.599]
also under find a school, the college

[00:41:47.809]
planning center. So if you're with say

[00:41:49.958]
a high school or a public library where

[00:41:52.128]
you find you're you know offering a lot

[00:41:54.188]
of support to students and parents. This is a great

[00:41:56.289]
place to kind of start with them. So

[00:41:58.559]
great tool like if you're having an open house this

[00:42:00.739]
fall at at school or

[00:42:03.019]
some sort of you know program around

[00:42:05.179]


[00:42:06.128]
college help and applying at

[00:42:08.429]
the public library.

[00:42:09.989]
it brings everything together. We've got

[00:42:12.349]
the advice tools, we've got the different

[00:42:14.750]
test prep links, we have a lot

[00:42:17.099]
of things all pulled into one place.

[00:42:19.168]
I love these checklists. So if I've got

[00:42:21.469]
you know a nephew who's going into

[00:42:23.829]
10th grade, what should

[00:42:25.860]
he be doing? What should his parents be doing?

[00:42:29.099]
just these quick checklists for,

[00:42:31.550]
you know, tasks relating to getting ready

[00:42:33.860]
for being out of school basically.

[00:42:36.070]
whether you're heading back in or or heading

[00:42:38.219]
into a career. So really great

[00:42:40.780]
content there.

[00:42:42.938]
And that leads me to some of the tools

[00:42:45.099]
I want to talk about around discovering

[00:42:47.188]
this, your, your patrons, your students discovering

[00:42:49.639]
this resource in the library. So

[00:42:52.429]
any questions about anything here

[00:42:54.760]
in the resource itself,

[00:42:58.289]
I kind of nothing in the chat in the Q.

[00:43:00.409]
And A. All, it can always come back. So I'm gonna pop back

[00:43:02.478]
to the power point for a minute.

[00:43:05.059]
So Discovery we

[00:43:07.148]
want to get these users in this resource

[00:43:09.539]
right. So we offer a couple

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tools

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mentioned the subject hubs.

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So those are the pages where

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if I come back this would be a subject hub.

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The college planning center.

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If I go in under college

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prep and choose a. C. T.

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This is a subject to

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What we've done

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is create,

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sorry. Then back to my power point, there we go,

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create Mark Records.

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For those subject tops,

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we've also created direct U. R. L.

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S. For those subject tops.

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And what you can do is

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use those U. R. L. S. To promote

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say if your library has a twitter or facebook

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page you can you know embed them in a tweet

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or a facebook post you can put

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them in a newsletter. The library sends

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out what a lot of libraries

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have done. Is taking those U. R. L.

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S. And turn them into Q. R. Codes

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and then place them around,

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you know all the test prep, books in the library,

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the college books in the library.

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So folks can quick snap that with their phone

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and they're left right to the S. A. T. Subject

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hub. And Peterson's test and career

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prep. we've also created

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Mark Records for the subject hubs

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and the ebooks. So folks come

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into your catalog,

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Search on the practice exam,

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they would land right from that mark record

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in either the ebook or the subject

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tab, whichever you, you know, whichever mark

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record you choose. Oh or both.

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So let me show you where to find these.

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All right, so

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We offer a support site

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for New Jersey

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and I'm gonna I've got this on a slide in a minute

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but it's support dot Gail dot com slash N.

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J. S. L.

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and when you get there, the first thing it's gonna

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do is ask you to choose your library

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from a list.

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And if you don't see your library

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do let us know. We've got a request here. You can of course

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reach out to someone at gale.

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But hopefully we've got everybody. I'm just gonna grab

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one of the first ones here

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and then what it does is customize our

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our support site to your library.

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So first you see your link so there's your

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your U. R. L. To get into the database

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as a whole and those and I'm sorry I shouldn't

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mention this at the top but we are using

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geo authentication there. So if folks are

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in New Jersey they click the link and they're

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in as long as we can, you know see their

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location as long as they allow that. If not of course

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there are other authentication methods we can work

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with but

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right there. I've got the link into the Resource

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and if I click on the database name

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it will take me to the product support page.

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And we've got database

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icons if you need them. But here are those Mark

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Records I mentioned. So you can download

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Mark Records for the ebooks

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and then if you've done that before.

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Maybe if this was a resource you were subscribed to before

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the state picked it up we also

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have just content updates. So here's the

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last set of mark records we created

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for the content that's been added to the database

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since that that full list. So you

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can get just the updates. But then there are

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the subject head records.

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and there's other good stuff here. We'll come back and

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look it up but it kind of talking to more about Discovery.

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I wanna also show you

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if from product support they're at the top

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of the page up in the banner I select

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direct U. R. L. S.

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It gives you your link for the database.

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But

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if I click on this tab this button here,

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Test and Career Prep

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they are the subject hub U.

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R. L. S. So if we've got

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an a p study section in the library

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I can grab this U. R. L.

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and

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create a Q. R. Code out of it. Put

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it where that a p study section is.

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Kids can click boom they land right

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in the resource on the A. P. A.

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P. Subject hub.

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And of course you can do that for any of these so that

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college

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planning center. You have

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the LSAT the adam

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all of these

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Subject types. You can take people to

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So great way to point them into

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the resources

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now. The other good stuff on this page and

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I scroll back up to the top

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marketing materials, we've got

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bookmarks, we've got

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social media posts ready to go.

[00:47:33.329]
We've got

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newsletter blurbs.

[00:47:37.059]
You can use press release type

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things

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all ready to go.

[00:47:42.938]
I grab these images, put them

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on an Instagram, put them on a Facebook post.

[00:47:48.228]
There are print materials too.

[00:47:50.369]
You can usually customize those and put your library

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link on them. We'll take a look at the bookmark here.

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I'm pretty sure you can do that.

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These yes add your logo here

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Your link on the on the other side

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Hi so maybe just your website not the database

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where all those are too long. But

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You know ways to promote the resource

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There's also lots of good training material

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under the training center. So tips for using

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the database any I'll just

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browse by product and we'll grab all of it.

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you know, we have a presentation if you're gonna go

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out and again, maybe you're running a program

[00:48:28.309]
at the library around college preparedness.

[00:48:31.128]
We've got a PowerPoint ready about this

[00:48:33.269]
resource. We tend to

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think we want to give you more than you might

[00:48:37.559]
need. So there are a lot of slides you can of course pair

[00:48:39.590]
that down to just what you want can

[00:48:41.760]
customize it, but it's again, no need to recreate

[00:48:44.148]
the wheel. We've got a lot of this stuff ready to go

[00:48:46.659]
handouts quick, you know, tip sheet

[00:48:48.889]
about how to create an account.

[00:48:51.829]
and using the Resource, we've got some videos

[00:48:53.918]
as well, so

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lots of good stuff here. And then

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we also specifically if I go

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ahead under the once we're again logged

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into the account, it knows we're with New

[00:49:04.128]
Jersey State Library and using the

[00:49:06.648]
Jersey clicks program. If I go

[00:49:08.728]
under training there, that's where you'll see

[00:49:11.539]
content specific for New Jersey. So any

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upcoming webinars or ones that we've

[00:49:15.728]
offered specifically for New Jersey

[00:49:18.219]
and then I've also put some tutorials and

[00:49:20.418]
additional materials here, but you

[00:49:22.500]
got to keep track of what we've done specifically

[00:49:24.579]
for New Jersey training on this resource on this

[00:49:26.659]
page as well. So last week

[00:49:28.769]
we offered a session about getting usage statistics

[00:49:30.909]
for the resource and using gale's

[00:49:33.059]
app. Access my library. So that

[00:49:35.188]
recordings here as well as the one we did this

[00:49:37.208]
summer to kind of introduce the resource.

[00:49:40.360]
So lots of good stuff there.

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So let me pop back to the power point

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we'll start wrapping up here

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So again we want you to be able to rely on your

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Gale team.

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and we have

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oh sorry, I didn't know if we might need this

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slide. Let me go ahead and I'll just kind of fill everything

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in. We did we used it this summer

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just there were more questions about

[00:50:03.530]
access and things like that for

[00:50:05.550]
the resource. So I'll just kind of put it up here

[00:50:07.668]
for me. see if this would be helpful for anybody. But

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at this point if you were already subscribed

[00:50:12.978]
to the Resource when Jersey clicks

[00:50:15.079]
picked it up you should have heard from your file representative

[00:50:18.050]
About a credit I think

[00:50:20.329]
everybody really has gotten set up with

[00:50:22.449]
their access U. R. L.

[00:50:24.628]
S. But again you can always get those through the support site

[00:50:26.849]
so of course feel free to ask

[00:50:28.869]
any questions.

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And then again the support site, I was just using

[00:50:33.119]
support dot G dot com slash N. J. S.

[00:50:35.208]
L. S. Where you'll find all that good stuff

[00:50:38.780]
And then of course when you want to talk to a person

[00:50:41.219]
you can reach out to your Gale team. So again

[00:50:43.360]
I'm your trainer, happy to hear from you.

[00:50:45.418]
You'll get an email again around this time

[00:50:47.458]
tomorrow with my follow up it will

[00:50:49.639]
have all these email addresses and our number

[00:50:51.739]
and everything as well as some other good stuff.

[00:50:54.039]
But you can always reach out to gale. Your account

[00:50:56.378]
rep. Is of course always happy to chat with you

[00:50:58.869]
customer success managers

[00:51:01.389]
at Gale are really there to help you be successful with

[00:51:03.478]
the resources so they can give you ideas for promotion.

[00:51:06.478]
They can walk you through, signing up for usage reports.

[00:51:09.300]
They're probably the best person to get to know at gale.

[00:51:11.780]
once you've you know got access to

[00:51:13.889]
to Gale content. They're an excellent resource.

[00:51:16.639]
And actually when you go to the support site and sign

[00:51:18.760]
in, it will let you know who your C. S. M. Is

[00:51:20.840]
because they specialize by library

[00:51:22.969]
types. So if you're with a K. 12

[00:51:25.019]
school you're with a academic library,

[00:51:27.820]
that's who they work with all the time.

[00:51:30.000]
So they kind of are prepared for that

[00:51:32.878]
type tips questions you might have or needs you might

[00:51:35.010]
have. So.

[00:51:36.010]
this email address though will get routed to

[00:51:38.110]
the right person for your library

[00:51:39.969]
and then of course tech support is available. Should

[00:51:42.039]
we have, you know, any issues with the database,

[00:51:44.168]
you can always reach out to them. the

[00:51:46.239]
800 number or of course we've got their

[00:51:48.300]
email address there too.

[00:51:50.610]
So with that I will say thank you.

[00:51:52.628]
Keep an eye on our calendars for more sessions,

[00:51:55.070]
let us know what you'd like to see in terms

[00:51:57.378]
of training for this resource.

[00:51:59.510]
We are that's how we, you know, ended up with

[00:52:01.590]
the usage stats and access

[00:52:03.780]
my library app. It was a request from

[00:52:06.090]
the first training session we offered. So let

[00:52:08.320]
us know when you leave the webinar today, it

[00:52:10.369]
will I'll prompt you to fill out our survey.

[00:52:12.445]
So you can certainly give your feedback there too. But

[00:52:14.523]
I'm gonna stick around here and see if there are any

[00:52:16.554]
questions or feedback and

[00:52:18.603]
we'll take those but if you're

[00:52:20.655]
all set, thanks so much for tuning in today.

[00:52:22.885]
I hope this was helpful and has

[00:52:25.155]
given you a good basis to kind of start

[00:52:27.554]
using the resource and spreading the word

[00:52:29.824]
with your users about it. So thanks

[00:52:32.003]
everybody for tuning in.
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