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Tennessee Electronic Library Offers New Tool to Help Tennesseans Find Jobs
(Published: October 17, 2012)

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) has added Career Transitions, an online service designed to help even those with no experience using technology to find jobs or change careers.

“Every day, more than 300,000 Americans get job-seeking help at their public libraries, and they need efficient tools to help them find work,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “With Career Transitions, Tennessee residents will be able to find the answers they need to improve their chances of finding employment, whether they are dealing with job loss, retraining for new skills or looking for a new career path.”

Career Transitions is a guided, self-paced program that walks users through the entire employment process – assessing interests, browsing career paths, preparing resumes and cover letters, searching for schools and programs, and performing comprehensive job searches. There’s even an interactive interview practice where job seekers can conquer their fears and prepare for interviews in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Career Transitions includes a step-by-step resume and cover letter creator.

“This is often an intimidating part of the process, and now there’s a quick and efficient path for job seekers to present their backgrounds and abilities in the best light,” said Wendy Cornelisen, TEL Coordinator.

Career Transitions includes targeted tips and advice as well as more than 1,000 videos on job searching and applying for jobs. There are also “Day in the Life” interviews with people in different fields, and a tool that matches job or military experience to new career opportunities.

Everyone in Tennessee can use Career Transitions from any computer by going to www.tntel.info and clicking on Career Tools, then Career Transitions. Create a free account and get started today!

For more information, please contact TEL Coordinator Wendy Cornelisen at 615-532-4627 or tel.tsla@tn.gov.

The Tennessee Electronic Library is funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Tennessee Office of the Secretary of State.