already. Hello and welcome everyone.
I'm Stacy and I am one of the gale trainers,
glad to be with you to take a look at
our Gale Presents: Peterson's test
and career prep resource. Thanks
for tuning in today.
What we want to do is share what
you can expect out of this resource and
when you're going to use it the most, you know,
kind of knowing what's in there is is
going to help you say if you're at the reference desk
or are working with a student
and need to know what's
in here when you can direct them to us, we're gonna
help through that up today
and then we'll share how to navigate
the resource. The content
and the resource is a lot,
there's a lot of different tools here but
they all kind of work very similarly depending
on on what you're looking at. So we wanna make sure you're comfortable
navigating the resource, finding what
you need and then of course work you through it as
made it and then we want to share some ideas
for discoveries, way our discovery
ways to drive your users into
this resource and of course you're going to be um
directing them to it, but there are other ways to kind of
put them into the resource that are a
little more subtle may flow into or may
fit into your workflow are in their work
flow a little easier
and then as always will wrap up with
Gale support so where can you go after
today when you get questions when you get feedback
for us, we want to make sure you know how to get in touch
as we're going through today though. Do feel free
to take advantage of the chat and the Q and A.
Both are open. I'll keep an eye on them
throughout the session and and get to
those as quickly as I can. This is really
your training session. So if
there's something you want to see something you want
me to click on
or demonstrate do share that
in the chat so I can give you what
you need out of the session today.
So let's go ahead and dive in
with what to expect out of
our Gale Presents
Peterson's tests and career prep
So as you might have assumed with
both company names there in the title.
This is a partner product for us at Gale.
We're thrilled to partner with Peterson's.
There is such a well known and well respected
company in the
test prep and college readiness
field so you know really there's nobody
better with a partner which provide this
resource in libraries.
I remember using the books way way
back when I was prepping for the S.
A. T. And A. C. T. Exams
years and years ago.
And of course it's great to have this content available
online. So of course that's one of the features
of the resource. Being able to prepare
for college and career related tests.
We have online practice tests built
right into the resource with immediate
ratings. you can check your score, see how
you did retake exams, stream
along with the e book content that comes along
with those tasks so you can,
you know, take advantage of not just
the practice test but also the
content that helps you prepare and
get ready for those those exams.
Oh I apologize, I've got my
animations a bit out of order here.
Um but that's fine, it's all good stuff.
So this resource also
can help you find a college,
you have searches that help
you narrow down to the uh
you know type of school you're looking for. So you
know public or private in state or out
search based on tuition
of course based on the program or degree you're
interested in. As well
as some other features that come in really handy
and not just that, you know, paying for
can can be a challenge.
So we've got tools to help you find scholarships
to find financial aid help
and a lot more kind of college
breath. And what's nice about these tools,
It is of course going to offer kind of a traditional
two and four year institution search, but then there
are specialist searches for distance learning
for nursing programs.
So they've created some custom search
paths for different types
of schools. So take a look at those.
This resource also has a great resume
creator tool. Somebody may be familiar
with visual C. V. They offer a lot
formats for your resume, use kind of input
your information. It's also
got a lot of great content around
writing a resume around writing cover
letters, lots of good career advice
sections within the resource, so
it's gonna kind of give
you, the end result,
may be that you're looking for a resume. You feel good
about sending out to companies and sharing,
but also help for getting it to the right
hand, right the right companies, finding the places
you want to be, even taking it a step
further, so it might surround maybe salary
negotiation and things like that.
So lots of good advice here
for those seeking a new career
or really just a job change whenever
they may be interested in
And then also this
will help kind of bolster apologize folks again,
I have these a bit out of order um finding
a career that's best due to do you. So
there's a career assessment tool that walks
you through, answering
once you if you're basically a questionnaire looking
for where what type of industry
you might be a good fit for, then
of course you can dig deeper finding based
jobs based sorry, careers
based on those assessments and looking
at overview. So what's expected out of that
job with a salary range, that type of
thing. And then there's even a
link out to content to search for
open positions. So folks who are actively
looking for a new job right
now you got to see what's out there.
So lots of good stuff in this resource
and they all kind of fit together nicely.
So we want to walk you through how to get to this
what you can expect from it and kind of putting
it to work. So
let's go ahead and jump in and navigate the resource.
So I've got to have a lot of down here
to the homepage and
the resource is divided into four
categories. Improve your score
is a section that's going to
allow you to find content to
from different tests.
So a variety of sections
here, we've also got again find
our finest school. So we've got
the scholarship search information.
They're linked to the college planning center,
which is really handy. And we're going to dig deeper into
these. I just want to give you the basics here.
Start there's also the explorers
career section that's where you would find the resume
builder, the career tools in the
life. And that is very protective
for vocational test prep.
Variety of tests available there.
So there's a lot of content here, we
won't of course be able to go into everything.
So again do share in the chat
or the Q. And A. And if there's anything in particular you
want to look at.
So for library staff, I really
like the four boxes here to
kind of browse around and see what's here.
So, you know, which
test prep to do. We have, you know,
do we have the firefighter exam? Do we have the asvab
you can kind of
quickly get the list there.
It's also again, a good way to get comfortable
with what's here. So again, so you know what to expect,
you know, when to recommend this resource.
We've also added a search right on the homepage.
You can dive right in with a search for,
say, S. A. T. And get taken right to that contact.
So the search is handy as well.
You know what you're after?
We've got a question what job boards
is the is the job search link
to? Great question Diane.
oh, gosh, of course I'll know
it. Of course. The minute we pull it up in the resource,
let me just actually to get that question answered. What's
going to use it?
I'm 90% sure of what it is,
but I I don't want to be wrong.
most of the content in this resource
is going to require you to create a user
account. So actually, let me back
up for a second before we go look at what the
job search. I believe it's a need dot
to create an account, we have a new
user sign up for first time users of
And it's very simple, We're not doing
anything with the information that we're gathering
here. It's really just to create the account
again if you're using test prep, you're taking
an online practice example wants you to be able to come
back, look at your work, see how you do it, retake
exams, the scholarship search
tasks for details about
you. So things you excel, that stuff
like that so we can match you up with
scholarships that fit. So you're
entering in some information that is going to require
what we call a named user account.
Your email address is not required.
Again, we're not doing anything with the information
we're gathering here. You're not going to start getting
a bunch of emails from Gale or
It is the best way though to create
your account if you want need might need to be
able to reset your password down.
So we are tech support can always figure something
out for you. But the folks are comfortable.
They can share their email address that they don't have.
You create a user name and password and then
a secret word to reset
your password if you need you and your there's
second step where you have to go to an email
and verify or anything. You just have your
account created. So very simple
and I'm gonna go ahead and log into my account
and we will double check. We
just feel quick
search here. We'll come back and look at this a little closer.
But I do want to confirm
the resource that we're using.
Oh, it's a link up. I apologize folks. I
that's why I shouldn't have mentioned
for if we believe we used
to use indeed that combo with partner.
So we go ahead and close out
of there, we will come back and look at that job searching closer.
Okay, so back to the homepage just clicking the
Now. One of the neat things, another neat thing
really about having the names user account aside
from being able to kind of keep track of what you're doing here
is on the home page, you're able to
identify favorites things you're kind of going
back to again and again. So if I'm
coming in pretty regularly and working on different resumes,
I can make that one of my favorites
on the homepage. If I'm walking through in this case
some basic skills math tutorials, I can
add them right here and I'll show you how to create
these favorites. But it's a nice
quick way to get back to what you were doing
in this resource if you is coming back
again and again.
So I'm gonna start with improve
your sports section and we'll look at a few of the items
there, we'll walk through all these others, um
as well. But again, do feel free if there's nothing in particular
you want to see, let me know
so improve your score again is is a
lot of um test prep.
But also we've got a section I think
that doesn't get talked about enough and that's
the foundational skills tool. So
this isn't quite, it isn't specific
certain exam, but it's to kind of
prep you for taking almost any of these
exams. So maybe a basic
skills math tutorials, I'm sure that's
something I could use at any point. Right?
And it's going to help prep me for any sort of math that
maybe on some other certification
exam or something like that.
You've got basic english and writing tutorials.
Uh there are question banks kind of gets
you in the habit of answering questions.
So this is a really excellent piece of
the resource also where you can
find our Microsoft office tutorials.
So something folks can do online from
on to learn a bit more about how to use Excel
any of these. And you may notice
these ones that have the little gold star that's
because I've added them to my favorite.
looking that little star,
we'll add that item to your favorites on the homepage.
So again, if it's something you're going to come back to again
and again, the right way to find those
easily, right on the homepage when you come into
So a lot of great content
here can again help you prep for any other
tests you're going to use. But also just
good practice you know tutorials for
for for students for
for adults who could maybe just use a little
help in those areas feel a little bit more confident.
But we've also got of course kind of the classics
for test prep. As I mentioned the
S. A. T. The A. C. T. And so on. We've
got exams to prep for different high school
exams. So if you
are in a school setting maybe have
a p courses. We've got a lot of
test prep for ap
I'm the list here
and we are going to dive into some of these online tests.
I can show you what they look like and what kind of show you around
a little bit here with some other high school equivalency
So on some of these are state specific.
Okay we're gonna go into college prep here in
a second. So we've also got test prep
for grad school.
He's looking at that passed through the various
uh the G. Net and G.
R. E. But then the elsat for
types of graduate degrees and
And then our international test prop you'll find
our total and uh
we say to each a measure exams
as well as the U. S. Citizens of exams
what's going to happen.
But one of the ones I always like to highlight
because it is the
most used in the resource. Our college
prep exams. So A. C.
T. S. A. T. As I mentioned. But we've also got clep
exams accuplacer DSST.
And so on.
And what's really I think
especially nice about two of these exams
here the A. C. T. And the S. A. T.
Along with the online practice
and the book content. These also
have online courses to go
along with them.
So I remember taking one of these in high
school I was I was lucky. It was you know an afternoon
at school it wasn't something we had to pay for but
not everybody else is as lucky.
So S. A. T. Prep can
cost some money. It also takes up time
right that everybody has that.
So the S. A. T. Online course within
uh Gale presents Peterson's test and
career prep, that's a mouthful. Um
Is a great way for folks to do this on their
own time at no cost. So
they come into the resource. It can work
through this course as needed.
And it provides tutorials.
You know it's not just um
kind of content around
the exam questions
around preparing for the exam kind of knowing
what's there. So you take a pre assessment, you
work through the program let's
see how you do at the end as well.
But it's a great way to get comfortable taking
the exam without kind of the pressure of
the practice exam itself. So
again getting more comfortable knowing what to expect
out of the exam.
But again our most popular piece in the
resource are the online practice test themselves.
So let's say this is something I'm gonna keep coming back
and revisiting. So I'm gonna go ahead and add it
to my favorites. But that little gold star there
and when you come into the exam, you may notice
it's opened up in a new tab or window depends
on your browser's behavior. But it's
nice because you've got the database there if you need it, maybe
we want to go back and quick check into the book or something
that's right there for us. We've got the test
open as well And you can see I've done some
work before. I will caution you
that I randomly answer questions
on these exams. So I'm not doing so great
migrating of my practice
um we'll see how I want to show you how this works.
So if you look to the left hand side
there, basically we've got the practice practice
exams labeled as they would be
in the actual test. And generally
you're going to have three practice tests.
Uh in most cases for most
of the exams in the resource
in the handful where we only have one or two.
But our goal is to have at least three exams
for folks to take because it's not good to keep taking the
same practice test over and over. That's
one of the things
you learn in the in the S. A. T.
you don't want to get in the habit, you know, start
memorizing answers. It's, you know,
it's about learning so it is good
to take these,
oh and actually it looks like for the S. A. T. We've added
some more examples here. So that's what
I get for, not strolling down when I was prepping for
the webinar the other day, but we've got
more practice this year, so climbing for
the S. A. T. Better to not take them over
and over and you will be able to keep track
of all your scores from these
sections as well.
So let's take a look at how these work. I'll go ahead
and jump into say a math section
and you give a little introduction. You don't
just drop right into the exam, it kind
of gives you a little instruction here on how this test
is going to work. So then we can choose
to start the quiz
this is going to mimic the real world
So you're working with pages, you can
see those in kind of the middle column on the
page here. And as you
work through, you can see which pages you've completed.
Uh you can go back and change
answers, things like that as you're taking the exam,
it's saving your work as you go
through. But you can always come back
and make a change has me,
so it's going to randomly select
some answers here.
And as you're working through
again, it's going to make that real world exam.
So we select our answer and then
move on to the next page. Let me get a page
here. Granted you can notice there
in that middle problem as I'm answering questions,
I get a little check mark. Right? So it's a quick
visual way to make sure you've kind
of done your war. So you keep moving
through to the next page.
But again, can always go back. Maybe, oh,
you know what that question number five on page
one, I want to go back
make an adjustment.
You're not committed to your answers
until you choose the submit
quiz yet. You just keep moving
through the pages
And just in the interest of time I'm going
to go ahead and scroll down, let's say I've
gone through all these pages I've done,
I'm going to jump to the last page. Last question.
just a five, I'm
sure in close. Uh, and that is
you submit the quiz.
It is uh
right, that's not working. It
is going to give me a little warning. I have missed
some questions. Right? So
I've missed several, but this is really handy
if you're just accidentally maybe skipped over
one, which you know, kind of a scrolling
list could be easy to do,
but we're not going to go back and answer is
and we'll leave it as is So you get a little confirmation
before you've submitted to have the test. Great
I work for a minute and then immediately
puts you in a review so you can go back through
and see how you did.
And what's nice is for each question
we can see here the question was it looks like
randomly selecting answers is not the way to go,
but I got mine wrong. I selected
a B was the correct question.
If you open up the feedback
option, you can see why that was the
So you get an explanation and you can
just keep working through
the entire exam, seeing how you
did it. It looks
like these random guesses. Oh, I got lucky
but most cases
it was not for yeah Rachel
that we can work through,
you see, I'm here.
So let me just check the chat with you and they quickly
see if anything's come in.
Oh, excellent day, I love to hear yes. The feedback
feature is really great. That immediate
kind of learning you can do when
you come wrong with a with a question or method
or you know, whatever it may have been the thing that's
Now if we jump back, I'm gonna go ahead and click
here in the upper left hand corner, back to content
when you're on this page. Mostly folks
are jumping right into the practice test But I wanted
to point out when you use no little annotate tool here
that you can work through the
different kind of options with the practice.
Well, I shouldn't say option the different features
for the practice test within
it as well. So if you want to go back and review
grades for tests you've taken,
there's a quizzes section for that.
You can, of course, you know, go to the brain section.
Uh There is a
class progress which is handy
and then a system check.
The requirements for this resource are not
are pretty basic, but just in case you can
always take advantage of that. So this
will let you explore uh the
features of the exam as well. So I'd like to point
out that banner because really the focus is,
you know, on the practice test and that's where most folks
go. But if they want to kind of look at past history
of the exam,
you've got those sections up here to work with.
We gotta be clear these out.
Now. A question we get for the exams
in some cases is
um if you're working in a school setting
or really just stay, a student wants
to check their work with their teacher, I have a question,
you can print from the exam results,
but sometimes um if maybe
it's been given as assignment to take,
you know what uh Yeah practice
test or something like that and you want
share what you've done so far if we go into
class progress and click
on quizzes, you can see all of your attempts
at the various exams
and how well you've done. So this is something
that a student can print out and share with the future.
There isn't really a future for someone else
to come in and look at anyone else's account.
But this finding the content
just food. Got a nice print option here
at the top of the page for an ice cream print.
But you can share results that way with others.
Uh If you like.
So lots of good stuff there and really all
the tests are gonna mimic that same experience.
So if we go ahead I do want out we're going to kind of
jump over the uh find a school and
explore careers for a minute and go right
to the vocational test prep.
This is going to give us really
the same format of exams but each
of them are going to have their own kind of tools.
So kind of scroll of it here. You
can see there's a broken down by category.
So if I jump to say military, we
do have the asvab but then we've added some
recent ones over the years or in some cases e
books to support for example the military
test. E book. When you select
an e book it immediately prompts
you to download a pdf
and then you can I apologize. What's up publishing
on this already open but don't look up pretty quick.
You've got that pdf to work with
and that's yours. It's there's no real check
in or check out. It's it's not like it's going to disappear
off you say if you put this on your own device
um you know if you downloaded it for offline
use you're going to go any time. It
doesn't disappear from your device after a couple
of weeks. It's not like an an overdrive e book
or anything like that. This is really just yours to then
use however you see fit and
what's nice about the books is again
you've got the practice test that always appear
at the back of the book and you know you would have
to do the grading yourself. It's not like the online
practice test but you also get all of
the content that perhaps you for the
So you can study with it. You learn more
about how the test is administered. All
of that information
that you folks are really great.
But if I go ahead and say jump into master the
it's going to give me the option to
again download that book and take advantage.
You can have unlimited downloads with this content
which fall down a bit.
We've got an as we have prep course
jump into that and you'll see it mimics the
oh we have a bad one there.
I'm gonna have to investigate that. This is what I get for randomly
selecting instead of going with Maya.
of course. Let's see if this one
larry, that's what I was looking for. So mimics what
we saw would be S. A. T. Prep course as
familiar tools as you move between them.
But you can again just kind of take a look
again, it's about to get comfortable relax
here. So we've got different military exams, firefighter,
um postal exams, real estate
got a lot of options here and
again, unlimited use here. So folks can come
in and take advantage of
uh and all the e book content, the prep
course to practice us and so on.
And they're all going to follow that same format
already. So let's take a look now.
We're going to jump back to find a school
and the finest school tool again, as I mentioned
is going to give different options. It's not just
about finding a school.
What does I'm clicking on things in it.
There we go. Um The college
and scholarship search pages going to offer
us of course college searches but
also the the uh scholarship
search which is a great way
to find what's out there, right? It can be overwhelming
to go online and look for scholarships
search. So what's nice about this is
the scholarship searches searches
have been indexed by different
uh filters. So if you look over
on the left hand side, you can look
for awards based on school type,
Right? So again, this is where we need that, why
you're creating a user account, You're answering
some questions about yourself. In
this case, you've also got
the ability to um narrow
by a few more items to your area
of study is always a good one. So I
was interested in a particular program and
as you select over on the left was
quite, and perhaps the earth science,
it filters to scholarships on the right
and then we can jump in,
read a bit more about this labyrinth stem
get some backgrounds, find out how
how much money they're giving out.
find a school will do the same thing
for the different college searches. So if I jump
into say the undergraduate school search,
it's going to again offer filters
over on the left. We can break down by location.
So for example, I live in new york state. So
in state tuition is always nice
to go ahead and grab the new york
and you can choose multiple. So this as
well. So it's going maybe I'm also interested
go ahead and select and over
on the right. It just keeps filtering and working
with the choices that you've made
over on the left, the area of study.
And what I like about these is you
can certainly scroll these lists.
But as you start to type,
it will match you up so you don't have to scroll
these entire lists. So
if I'm looking to say a few different biology careers,
go ahead and select
and again, don't have to ah
use the uh
uh just a pick list
and you can work on things,
you know, area of study location of the
corporate standards. But I like some of these other
choices as well, something like setting,
you know, um If I, which I did
grow up in a small town, maybe I want to
mimic that experience or
maybe I'm looking to really
kind of jump up and and
change my, my setting
quite a bit. I could maybe add in urban and
again as I'm making this election just over
on the right. It's narrowing gun showing me
and if you jump in,
if anybody used remembers using
or have them on the shelf in your library.
Those, you know, big thick Peterson's
That's what you're getting here. You're finding
all of the details. If you look over on the left,
you've got kind of a table of contents to work through.
So jump into state tuitions and
fees, find out about their financial
We got there interesting statistics here.
I don't remember these in the books back when I
was using them, but I love to see this
data. So average percentage of financial
need met. Um you know,
I think it's important that financial
aid piece is so important nowadays. You
get all your details around campus sleight
of athletic programs, faculty and,
and so on.
So lots of good data. And if you haven't
been in this resource in a while and
you're using this session is a little kind of refresher.
Uh again, I encourage you to kind of come
in here and look around. There's a lot more
um, things a lot more visually appealing
than it used to be and it's more modern.
We're linking out to their facebook page, pulling
in tweets, um, for some schools.
So really kind of engaging way
to look for school and you're not getting bombarded
with ads. Right? So a nice
feature and working through library
resources is no ads.
So lots of good stuff.
So let's go ahead and take a look at a few more of these
college search options.
So again, we have for graduate programs,
but also specific types of schools. So
graduates, uh, distance learning
search, you're looking to go to school online.
And again, these are all gonna mimic and work the same
way just over on the left. You take advantage of the filters
that will match you up with schools on the right
And one piece I would like to show off
here is the college framing center also
underlined the school. What it does is
kind of gather together
all of the different tools and the resources,
but all of the different sources to help
plan for college. And really
it pulls in a lot of the career stuff
too. So it's all
one nice place. This is something again,
if you're in a school setting, show
this off during parent open houses,
this is really great content certainly
could be put to great use in the guidance
office as well.
But you've got all of the kind of help
and advice articles that come along with
choosing a career and and finding
the right college. They've even created these checklists
for both parents and students.
So what should I be doing as a parent of a
kid who was in 11th grade.
And what I like about the advice content
is it's kind of these quick
um articles. They're not, you know, lengthy,
lengthy, lengthy tones. It's just good
stuff to know, kind of breaking it down to the most
So the college planning center I think is a really
useful piece in the resource. It links
out to test, you might need to take it offers.
Again, a lot of advice links out to various
searches. It just kind of pulls all
that content to one place. So excellent
resource to point both students
and parents to the college planning
center again, found it or find a school.
All right. So the last section we're going to take a look
at and spend our time in is explore
careers because it kind of the second most
used piece of this resource
is these career tools,
most specifically the resume builder.
I want to jump into the career tools
and the first thing that's gonna want you to do.
Sorry folks, I seem to have to keep clicking my mouse
Um when you're working with this section
to find a career
that I had to use that. This is where you're
going to find those career assessments. So
to help you find
the industry, the job that might suit you
best. You are going to have to participate
in the first two assessments,
the ones related to interests and values.
So I've gone ahead and done that ahead of time
so we can kind of take a look at what happens
after. But I do want to show you how these
assessment work because there are
four of them
and a lot of career assessments just kind
of asked you know, would you like to do this job?
Would you like to do that job? And you know that make
you know the judgements based on what you said yes
to, you know, that's one
way to do it. What I like about these assessments
is it kind of comes at it from different
certainly wants to know your interest. But then it also
wants to know more about your values, your personality
and your workplace preferences because these
are going to impact the type of career you might fit
best in as well.
And what I also like about these is they're really engaging,
It's not just a bunch of multiple choice
questions, so I
think there is one that is multi,
but I think maybe the interest, but if
we're going to see a workplace preferences
use your little, you know, instruction on how this
is gonna work, but and jump in.
It's asking questions and
then it's a little more interactive than just
like selecting answers. So in this case,
uh which of these statements are
the four least important for you to
have in your ideal organization. So
thinking about the place you're going to work, what is
not that important to you
and then you go through and just grab each
of these, you move on to the next page and it will,
it goes through what would be most important
and you're kind of ranking them in order,
So it's engaging. But it also kind of really
makes people think critically about
their their needs and their wants
in this case, in the workplace or again
around values and the like, so we
do encourage folks to answer
assessment sections, but again,
you really just have to take the first
two, so assessment interests and assessment
values, you're going to have to work through
then what you're gonna get is
I just pointed out here
is the option to explore your career matches.
So by answering those questions,
what does it think I'm well suited for?
And if we jump in,
I ranked highest in science
Engineering and Mathematics, which surprised me
education, which did not
health science and so on. Going
and we're just seeing where you kind of landed
with these broad categories. So these by these
subject areas, we can always get to everything.
View all careers,
explore things that maybe didn't come up
All right, you know what you say, it's fast. So
if you all careers allows you to get to everything,
but if we go ahead and choose, I'm gonna grab, say, new
careers in education,
it matches you up with the career overviews
that fall into that subject area and
over on the left again, we've got filtered.
And what I like about this is
you can filter too,
your education experience experience
level. So if if my ultimate
goal is to go into education and maybe
that's going to require a Master's program,
what could I do right now with a bachelor's
degree, what could I do right now with
just, you know, maybe a g E D. Or something
like that, you get almost this kind
of career ladder. So maybe while I'm
going to school for my masters,
I could be doing some of these other tasks, the
kind of things I might be well suited for and qualified
for right now,
while I'm working towards that ultimate goal
and you can see you can add favorites here. So something
looks good. You think, you know, that's something you want
to explore. You can add it to your favorites.
Right? Roll through here as well.
You can look at these
and each of them are going to and go and
jump into one.
These will be, you know, kind of familiar breaks down
with the job description is programs you may
need to be in uh degrees, you
may need to have what skills you'll,
you'll uh using the job
you look over to the right there. Often
career videos you can link into and learn
more average salary
about look which is interesting search
for available jobs and that's going to go ahead
and launch that
job search that we got a quick peek at earlier
so we can put in,
oh I probably should have included
a location as well. There we go.
And now once you've taken the assessments,
it matches up with
matches pardon me
uh that you got from the assessment so
you can see where you might.
Why not? Well,
so you get those kind of and oh and I apologize
this okay. This I apologize folks, this is my confusion
before the job search that you get
without using the assessments
does come from a different parameter but here is
where we're using Indeed dot com
and I apologize because I keep thinking
the one replaced the other but it didn't be so honorable.
So with indeed dot com. What I
love about their site there, another great partner.
Um I think
uh really a top of the line tool
out there on the web because they crawl
other search boards. So they're looking
not just at, you know, openings
that come from other uh, kind
of career tools, but also they're crawling
company websites. They're crawling,
you know, different government sites that pose to
open positions and bring them back
into one place. So indeed Dot
com is a really great
resource. Your your
so I mean casting out a wide nap when you're looking
for open positions when you're using this tool. So
probably I spoke to my confusion on those. I don't
know why I can't keep that straight
So there we go.
So there are other help. There's other help here too.
We want to show you the resume tool,
but before we wrap up and let you go on with
the rest of your day. But if we just
point them out quickly, we take a look at the tools.
This is where you can get a lot of that advice
content. So advice for writing
your resume, your cover letters interviews,
There's some worksheets that can maybe help you walk
through learning um you know
what you might like as a career. So
lots of good stuff in this section of the resource.
Um Ellen, can you please show that again?
So I'm not sure which
thing you'd like me to show again. Gonna be happy to
us if you want to elaborate there in the chat, I will.
We'll definitely show again.
So all of this content I got
to through going close some
of these camps here
is through the career tools under
find a career.
So all of that content opens up
this halfway use section, our
project. Let's do that time out. There we go.
So it brings back all of that content
how to get to Indeed, versus the other job
listings that he showed. Absolutely.
So this comes from and actually
let me back up.
So you go to the Explorer career
section and go into the find
a career. And once that opens
let me point it out here in the toolbar. So up
top we have this this banner that
follows us through our time in this section
and what we want
is that jobs button there
around my drawings here is like
and we keep you in our
interface here while you put in the job
you're interested end,
and show you our matches
and then once you click on one of the matches,
Not cool anymore. But yeah, you end up
at indeed dot com
and then from there they actually link
out by the original posting and
they've got a lot of great tools here too.
So what you want to come in to find the indeed
dot com matchups
come to the job section of
the career tools here. Under find
a career. You're
welcome. No problem.
Alrighty so lots of good content.
And the career advice tool is well
I'll open this up. This is almost more like tutorials
that you work through here
so it will mimic coming the
courses that we've seen before. But you
just kind of pick the things that you're most interested.
You don't have to work through the many certain order.
The transitioning out of the military
is a really popular section
on data for our folks who are
um leaving the military coming
out into into civilian life.
The last thing I'll show you here though is
create a resume and this is
a really excellent tool. Again another partner
we're working the visual C. V. Here
building a resume tool. I mean it's just
I love what it does here. I think it's
good for beginners but also folks who are more experienced
in their career are looking to give their
resume or refresh.
It's really I think for everybody when
you come into the resource you get a little tutorial
about how it works which is nice but of course that's
what I'm here for. So let me show you
um one of the great things about this collection
is that lets you build multiple resumes.
So if I'm applying for different types of jobs.
I maybe I'm using different resumes for each
one. I can keep track of all of them here on
the home page,
you can see I've got a couple going already.
It actually allows you to create a website
and this is something folks are being asked for
more and more to kind of share a portfolio
of work you've done. So it will
walk you through creating website to post your content
to to post your resume to.
There's also which I love.
This new career journal tool which
helps you track your career accomplishments
over time. And this is new to the resource
really. I think this this week
or so and it kind
of a tool to remind you of the things
you've done right. It's hard to write a resume. What
do I do my job every day? I don't know why
it for me it feels hard to write down,
but this also has you
keep track of what your achievements are. So things
you've done big projects you've taken on and
then it's ready for you.
Uh two and include and again
can category on your website.
jump back to the resume section so
you can work with
ones you uh you know, I'm sorry
to put it that way, you can edit content
that you've created for, you can create something brand
new and for first time users
this is really handy because one
of the things you can do is import a
resume. So if you've already got say a
word version or pdf,
you can import it
and then you know, finish your editing
here. You can start from
scratch and just kind of fill in the blanks as
needed. Or I think one of the interesting
things here they've got this use stample content
and basically it lets you pick
from a bunch of different kind of
resumes and what I like about
it is you get this example of what
something what a resume might look like
and while the industry may not be
specific to what you're looking for,
like say the marketing
um you get
a sense of what a resume should look like, what
kind of information should be there. So
it's it's an interesting way to kind of work with
an example. You just can't then
can go in and edit each bit of
the content. So
I have not been an executive system at
smith inc so I could always go in
and just make changes
and fill in the blanks here.
And you've got
a lot of formatting. Healthcare, which I appreciate.
That is not my forte. You know, making
my resume looks good. I can certainly
use the help if you look over on the left,
we've got templates, you can choose from. If
I open that up,
it will give me options for a different format.
This one add a little color.
All right and again, don't forget we
have those areas of database that are helping you write
this. So that's why it's another nice little
bit. We've got the database back here for
us. I can jump back into the career advice
going to the resume section as I'm working
on this. Right? So should I include a
photo or not? You know, that's that's kind of debatable
nowadays. So you've got the
career tools to help guide you,
right? There's lots of formatting help
up here at the top. So changing the colors
of things. Maybe if I want a blue instead,
make that choice.
Alright, take out there. Um so
we can, you know, make adjustments,
something important that you've got
lots of tools for the way this works. But the
most important thing I want to share here is
the settings for your resume
because when you're creating this right, we're in an
online environment. So there's the benefit
of the actually being able to publish it and put
it online if you want to. By
default, when you're creating a resume,
we are set to resume. Type
So that means I'm the only one who can
see this resume and I can download
it. I can give it to someone that
way. But really it's I can only take this
resume out of the resource and then
give it to someone. So certainly I can print it
out or I can, you know, attach it to an email
whatever I need to do,
but it's kind of the most the highest privacy
levels setting here is export only. So that's
what we default to.
You can also make it on the list.
Well, no, let me go from kind of both extremes
and then come back to the middle choice. So public
would actually publish your resume
out on the internet. So if someone search
for Stacy Knibloe, they might find this resume.
I even have a U R. L, but I conclude
and stay a cover letter. This would be the
U. R. L. I could just copy and paste that right
into a cover letter uh that I'm sending
to a prospective employer. They'll be able to click that
link and see this resume,
Right? But you become searchable
by search engines when you choose this public
option. So that's kind of the most extreme
level. The happy medium
So you don't become searchable with
this option, you wouldn't be able to search
for Stacy Knibloe on the internet and find this resume,
but it does create a web page
for you. So, again, I could still choose
who I give it to. So again, prospective employers
in a cover letter or wherever I want to put it,
I suppose it to my linkedin page or something
you can use that you are around. But that's
the only way people will be able to find this resume
is if they have that.
So these settings are really important
and it is again the default
is always exporting,
but it's a great way to get your name
out there. If you can publish
this online. Right? And I don't have to create
a web page to do it. Visual C. V has done
it. So bury
lots of good stuff here. I will point
out, oh, um should this come up,
I can feel, I can see people rushing to
the references for help with this. So in the history
section you can see the different versions you've
created. I just created this one. So I don't
really have a revision history,
but if you've done some work you're like, oh my gosh,
none of this is good. I want to go back to what it was.
You can go back to an earlier version
of the resume.
Yeah. Really excellent tool
here. Again, keep in mind all the help that's within
the resource itself
to get you to um writing
a great resume too, so
that all that's there. Um and there's
there's good stuff in their health as well. People
into the knowledge center, so
no shortage of helpful books and
already, so let's go ahead and start getting
on with the rest of your day. We'll
go ahead and and wrap up here. So I do want
to share a couple of thoughts on,
you know, you are always going to be the one often
pointing your users to this resource, but
there are other ways to get them in kind of a more
passive way. Marc records
are a great way to do that. What we've done is create
Mark records for subject hub pages
and e books.
So the e book's pretty, you know,
self explanatory that Marc records going to take
folks right to the e book content in
the resource. So they search in your catalog
for master the asvab boom, they land
in the database,
they grabbed that length.
The subject hubs are those pages
where we've gathered all the stuff we have for
whatever practice exams for the college Planning
center, for the Career center of those
That kind of home page that each of these items
have and directs them there. So if I come
into your catalog and search for
S A T, I'm going to land on a page that
gives me the online course. It gives
me the practice test and gives me the ebook,
right? So this is a great way
to drive users into the resource. And
the marc records are,
and of course loaded in your catalog. We also
have these links available though, just
as you are l so you can post them
in a tweet, you could post it into
an email and online newsletter.
Um, you know, maybe that goes out to parents or
patrons or something like that. So
where you can get all of this, the mark records
and the direct lengths
is right through our support page support dot
gale dot com. We've got the Marc
Records, we've got those, you are rows,
um, you can also find lots of great
training materials there if you are in a
school setting or you're in a public
library setting or well really any setting,
we've created a training deck for this resource.
So we've created a bunch of slides. You
customize a little bit and boom,
it's ready to go out to a presentation here,
parents to teachers and students.
You've got power point slides, ready to
go. We've got lots of great marketing
materials as well. So social media
posts, you know, ready to go, You just plug
in your information. We've got email
templates, we've got
news release type entries. So
don't recreate the wheel. We've got lots of good stuff
out at support dot gale dot com. I'll be sharing
a length to these pages and my follow
up email so you can reach out
um to me with any questions or
another good person to get to know at Gale is, your
customer success manager.
This is someone who is there
to help you be successful with our resource
and you visit our, visit our support page
and sign in with your with your library.
You can actually find out who your CSM
is and make an appointment on their calendar.
So they're a great person to talk about promoting the
resources, different discovery options
and really they handle just about
anything and if they don't know the answer, they
know where to go.
So great folks and again, I'll share this information
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