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Santa Barbara Public Library Hosts Veteran Job Workshop and Launches Live Online Help for Job Seekers, Adult Learners, Veterans, and Their Families

Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow™ as part of its Vets Connect @ the Library resources. This versatile online service supports job seekers, veterans, and their families with all stages of job searching, employment transition assistance, navigating the VA, preparing for standardized tests, and building marketable academic skills. JobNow/VetNow™ is currently available to all patrons and can be accessed via SBPL’s website.
JobNow/VetNow™ includes the following features:
·         Live Online Navigators trained to help veterans and families connect with valuable benefits and resources, answer questions related to benefits eligibility, and refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare, and education benefits.
·         Job tools designed to help with all stages of the job-hunting process, including career coaching, expert resume and cover letter templates and assistance, live interview preparation, and more.
·         Learning tools to build academic skills and prepare for college, including an extensive library of lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests covering GED, SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, GRE, GMAT and more.
In conjunction with this release, SBPL will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 AM for veterans who might be transitioning to a civilian job or looking for a new one. This workshop, led in partnership with County Veterans Service Officer, Joseph Fletcher, a veteran himself, will help individuals explain their military experience in a way that demonstrates their leadership, skills, and experience in ways a civilian workforce can understand.
Topics in this workshop will include: translating military skills to civilian/corporate speak, tips on avoiding or best conversions for acronyms, and figuring out how to articulate what you did in the military and how it can relate to the job you are applying for.
About Brainfuse™
Brainfuse is one of the nation's leading online tutoring providers, serving a diversified client base of libraries, school districts, and colleges/universities for over 20 years. With Brainfuse, users receive real-time tutoring from instructors via our proprietary online classroom. They serve hundreds of library systems throughout the country, including the California State Library, New Mexico State Library, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, the San Francisco Public Library, the Sacramento Public Library, New York Public Library, and North America's largest homework help program through the Chicago Public Library.
This workshop and resource were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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