Learn Free With LinkedIn Through the Library
Eau Claire library offers free courses for job hunters
Got a library card? Then you can create a LinkedIn Learning account for free, and access the Eau Claire public library’s newly launched Financial Education resource page (ecpubliclibrary.info/linkedin-learning). The series of online, interactive courses taught by experts from around the world cover key topics related to job search.
The series has four tracks: 1) Financial Wellness and Planning, 2) Managing Personal Finances During Periods of Unemployment, 3) Job Seeking and Career Strategies, and 4) Building Resilience and Managing Emotions. Each course is broken down into bite-size segments of two to three minutes. You can pick and choose the segments that interest you, or you can follow the courses sequentially. Course titles include 5 Tips for Building your Financial Life, A Career Strategist’s Guide to Getting a Job, 10 Ways to Stay Motivated While Job Hunting, and Thriving @ Work: Leveraging the Connection between Well-Being and Productivity.
Three courses cover the digital aspect of job search today: Digital Networking Strategies, Video Interview Tips, and Digital Body Language.
Over the past year, the reference staff at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library curated the courses from hundreds of LinkedIn Learnings offerings, with funding in part from a Community Possible grant from U.S. Bank.