It’s been said that “the best things in life are free.”
If you have a Toronto Public Library (TPL) card, this saying is true when it comes to ways to boost your career.
TPL provides access to helpful resources for searching for a job, refining your resume, and updating your skills and knowledge.
TPL’s What’s On publication lists some career and resume-focused sessions at library branches. They cover:
- An introduction to LinkedIn
- Job market opportunities
- Resume writing and critiquing
- Improving interview skills
- Networking and job search tactics for newcomers to Canada
Online education at lynda.com
TPL card holders have access to lynda.com for free. Lynda.com provides “over 3,500 video tutorial courses led by experts on web design, software development, photography, business skills, home and small office, project management, 3D + Animation, graphic design audio, music, video editing and more.” This perk gets you a premium monthly membership, which has a value of $29.99 per month.
Completing courses at lynda.com can increase your knowledge of tasks you’re doing on-the-job or that you’re curious about, allow you to impress your boss, and boost your resume or LinkedIn profile.
Need a library card?
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, so there’s no better time to get or renew your card. Further to the TPL resources listed above, the other benefits of having a library card are numerous. You can get a TPL card if you live, work, go to school or own property in Toronto. Learn more about getting a card here.
Image credits: Laine Jaremey; Lynda.com.