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Career and Skill-Building Resources

Are you in the market for a new job? Or to get back into the workforce after a break? Want to build your job-related skills? Try these free resources!

Online resources through the Library:

GetSetUp - GetSetUp is a learning platform for people 50+ with live classes on digital learning, physical and mental health and more. Use code CSL-Sunnyvale for free classes. You will need to renew this code every month.

JobNow/VetNow - All-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career and veteran needs. Includes live online help.

LearningExpress Brainfuse Library - Prepare for exams and polish your résumé through LearningExpress. Prepare for the California Real Estate Salesperson exam, the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) and more.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) - Educational site with over 16,000 courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education and instruction, media production and business. Courses also available in six languages other than English.

Northstar Digital Literacy - Test and build your digital literacy skills through Northstar Digital Literacy. After testing your skills, you can take courses on subjects like Your Digital Footprint, Email, Internet Basics, and Information Literacy. Enter code F4WV to start learning.

Skillshare - Skillshare has thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing and more. Our link provides free pre-paid access for three months at a time. Create a Skillshare account to get started.

For more detailed information about the above resources, please visit California State Library Career Pathways.

AND just around the corner from the Library, get in-person help from our partner, NOVAworks.

NOVAworks staff can provide you with a career advisor who will help you create a résumé, write a cover letter, learn how to network and more. Open to all authorized to work in the United States.

April 7, 2022

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017