Work and Career Resources

These resources can help you find the career you've always wanted!

Udemy -- presented by Gale

Gale Presents: Udemy offers thousands of high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across 75 categories for upskilling in the areas of business, technology, and design. Patrons can achieve their own personal success with courses on health and well-being, the arts, language learning, and more.

If you are thinking of a career change or want to add on a professional skill like coding knowledge or maybe you want to dabble in a dream hobby like digital photography, then Udemy has it all.  Courses vary from beginner to advanced levels to suit patrons working at any level. 

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Sixty by 30!

Michigan has a Sixty by 30 goal for residents to attain at least 60 college credits by the age of 30 and increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60% by 2030

Check out these program to make your dream job possible and help make Michigan stronger together —

Michigan Reconnect:  Pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college.

Skills to Work:  Whether you’re a seasoned professional who’s looking for a better job or you’re just starting out in the workforce, now is the right time to explore new possibilities.

Futures for Frontliners: Futures for Frontliners offers essential workers an opportunity to complete high school or community college tuition-free.

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Includes a resume builder you can save, edit, and print. Explore over 700 courses (including popular software tutorials), practice tests, eBooks, flashcards, as well as prepare for SAT, ACT, trade certification, civil service, and U.S. citizenship exams.

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Search for jobs and get resume writing assistance 7 days week from 2pm – 9pm! College and Career tutors are also available. SkillCenter resources are available 24/7.

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AtoZ Databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives.

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Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Strong tool for businesses and non-profits alike.

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MeL provides great resources — Check out their Bussiness Resources for research and job and career preparation.  Even more resources for  full-text magazine & journal articles, encyclopedias, auto-repair manuals, quality health information, and more!

Career Resources/Job Searching

  • PathfinderCreate your custom roadmap by exploring careers, schools and programs in Michigan to find the path that is right for you.  Provided by Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – A guide to career information and projections about hundreds of occupations!
  • How to Become a Police Officeremployment outlooks, a job board, career advice written by and interviews with leaders in law enforcement, certification guides, and more.
  • Eaton County Weekly Employment Guides — Also includes information on Eaton County & Clinton County housing opportunities.
  • Career Builder – Search for and apply to local and national job listings.
  • IMDiversity – The one-stop career and self-development site devoted to serving the cultural and career-related needs of underrepresented minorities.
  • Michigan Works – Learn more about Michigan’s workforce development system.
  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect – Statewide job listings, and career development.
  • USA Jobs – Access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.
  • Vet Jobs – National job board designed to help military veterans transition to civilian life.

Tech Help

Staff can assist you in getting started on the computer and finding what you need on the Internet.  To request a Tech Help appointment, please call the library at 517-627-7014.

Try out these free resources to learn more as you go:

GCFLearnFree Brought to you by the Goodwill Community Foundation. Free tutorials on a wide range of technology related subjects and more. offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, all completely free.

Techboomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

Typing Web Self-paced typing exercises that allow you to develop your skills at your pace. Create a log in account to track your progress.

The Working From Home Survival Guide Tips on how to maximize your productivity at home, provided by the InternetAdvisor.