Job Seekers

Virtual Job Search Coaching

Are you searching for a job and don’t know where to start?

Have you been applying for lots of jobs but not getting responses?

PERSONALIZED HELP – JOB SEARCH
Our experienced Job Readiness Coach, Rebecca Mazin, is now scheduling appointments to help patrons prepare for a job search. You can meet with her on-line or by phone to get assistance with:
•    Resume review
•    Cover letter review (Cover Letter Example)
•    Job Search Direction
•    Interview Practice

Email Rebecca at btopjobreadinesscoach@gmail.com to request a time to talk. She’ll be making appointments for Tuesdays, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are looking for help with a resume, and have never written one, fill out this form to gather the information you will need. 

ONLINE LEARNING
Online Learning

Lynda.com

A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals through a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Tutor.com 

An online learning platform for students of all ages and job seekers where they can find the help they need with academic tutoring in over 40 subjects, homework and writing review, study resources, job search assistance and more. 

Permit Practice Tests

In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.

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University of Fashion

Brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious.

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Learning Express Library 3.0

Touch up your Microsoft Office skills. Learn Dreamweaver. Prepare for exams ranging from the TASC (which replaced the GED in New York), to Civil Service, to the MCAT and more.

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First Find

Has basic information on easy to read websites, including help to get your GED/TASC qualifications and basic computer tutorials.

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Westchester Library System

Log on to the WLS site and find more options for online learning.

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TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

FirstFind Training Workshop6Computer classes are offered at the library free of charge. Printed calendar/class schedules are available on each floor reference desk. Patrons must sign up for each class in advance in order to reserve a place as space is limited. Register in person at the 2nd floor Reference Desk or call the library at (914) 632-7878 ext. 3737. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available.

The following classes are currently offered – click here to see a current schedule with class locations.

Computer Basics 1: Getting Started

Learn the parts of a computer, the basics of using a computer and how to run programs. You’ll get practice using a mouse and keyboard and learn how to navigate within Windows through hands-on practice and exercises. (No previous knowledge of computers is required.)

Computer Basics 2: Explore the Internet

Learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web; learn how to use a browser to access the internet and use Google to find information on the internet. (Basic Computer class or some knowledge of computers required.)

Computer Basics 3: Email

Learn how to open an email account, read and send messages, and attach and download files using Gmail. Participants may also receive help signing up for a Gmail account at the end of class. (Basic Computer class of some knowledge of computers required.)

Social Media 101

In this course, you will learn all about Facebook; become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. You will also learn to use LinkedIn to search for jobs, business opportunities, and network with other professionals.

How to Scan Documents and Upload Photos

Learn how to scan photos or images, change resolution and size of photos, how to select a file format, and save images to a disk. An understanding of Windows and keyboard and mouse use is required.

eBooks Made Easy

Did you know you can read eBooks, listen to audiobooks, and even watch movies on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, all for FREE with your library card? In this hands-on session you will learn how to set up your device, choose and download materials, place digital holds on popular items, and more. Bring your own device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) if you have one, or explore our eBooks website using a library computer.

Mobile Device Apps: How do they work?

Learn how to install apps on your mobile device as well as tips and tricks to ensure you’re getting the most out of your smartphone.

Online Storage Basics: Access your files from anywhere

Explore the cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Google Drive is the primary site we’ll explore, but the class also provides some basic information relating to several other prominent storage sites. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Fundamentals of Microsoft Excel

Learn to create, edit and format a simple spreadsheet, perform calculations, save, print and open files in Microsoft Excel. This is a four-session, hands-on class for new users. Participants must attend all sessions. An understanding of Windows and keyboard and mouse use is required. Registration is limited.

Topics in Microsoft Word: Using the Table and Mail Merge Features

In this two-session, hands-on class participants will be introduced to two of Word’s most powerful features, Tables and Mail Merge. Participants will learn how to create and manipulate tables to control the positioning of text on a page. They’ll also learn how to set up a mail merge to produce form letters, labels, and envelopes. Participants must have completed Fundamentals of Using Microsoft Word or have equivalent experience. This course is not intended for new users of Word. Registration is limited.

Help with P.C.s & Technology Drop-in

Drop-in Session: Ask a computer PC question (you can even bring in your laptop, iPad, Kindle or Nook); Receive hands-on instruction on downloading Free eBooks and audiobooks, instructions on searching through the library’s downloadable collection and checking one out; and more.

Introduction to Microsoft Word (English)

Learn how to create a simple document, edit and format text, correct spelling, adjust margins, save, print and open files in Microsoft Word.

Introduccion al Uso de Microsoft Word (en español)

Aprender a crear un documento sencillo, editar y dar formato al texto, corregir la ortografía, ajustar los márgenes.

3D Printing Hands On

In this 2 hour session you will learn to use a 3D printer and create parts using 3D design software on MAC PC’s. Students get to take home a printed sample. NOTE: Some experience with computers is necessary/Limited Seating/PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.