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Call (219) 873-3044 for Resume Help

Need a resume? The library offers free, one-on-one assistance with resume writing and job applications by appointment. Please call (219) 873-3044 or visit the Reference Desk to schedule an appointment.

You can also use the library’s public computers to create your own resume. Resume Builder and Microsoft Word are available in the computer lab.

The library has many books and materials on creating resumes and cover letters. Check one out today!

Switching careers? Just starting out? Check out our career overviews:

Find more information about careers at the following websites:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Indiana Career Explorer

Indiana Career Explorer

An online tool to explore your career interests and skills.

Career OneStop

Career OneStop

Explore careers, find training programs, and learn about job searching.

The Career Project

The Career Project

A free online database of thousands of career profiles based on interviews with professionals working in the field.

Experience Works

Experience Works

A national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment.

My Next Move

My Next Move

An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

Looking for a job? Find links to local employers and job search websites here:

Indiana Career Connect

Indiana Career Connect

State job bank operated by WorkOne. Search for jobs, explore careers, create a resume, find education and training resources, research job markets, and more!

State of Indiana Jobs

State of Indiana Jobs

Find employment opportunities available in Indiana state government agencies.

Indeed

Indeed

The world’s largest job site. Apply for jobs and post your resume.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

A networking tool to find connections to job openings, recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners.

CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder

Search for jobs or careers using 13 different criteria, or post resumes for employers to search. Also has a career advice section.

Monster

Monster

Search for jobs, read career advice from job experts, and find hiring and recruiting advice.

Simply Hired

Simply Hired

Search for job opportunities across the United States, post your resume, and more.

USA Jobs

USA Jobs

Search and apply for federal jobs. An official website of the federal government.

We have books and other materials to help you successfully navigate your career:

Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

The library offers free tutoring in basic skills, pre-GED and GED, reading, math, and more. Contact Literacy Supervisor Jessica Hoffmaster at 219-873-3043 to sign up for free tutoring assistance.

Online Resources for Work Skills and Career Development
Alison

Alison

Explore 750+ free online courses on a variety of topics.

Ask a Manager

Ask a Manager

Get advice about job searching, resolving workplace issues, managing, and more.

Coursera

Coursera

1000+ courses from universities in data science, computer science, business, and more. Free and for-pay options available.

edX

edX

Free online courses and classes from the world’s best universities including MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, UT and others.

GCFLearnFree

GCFLearnFree

Free online lessons in work skills, computers, reading, math, money, and more. GCFLearnFree helps you learn essential skills needed to live and work. A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Take free online classes in math, science, computing, economics, test preparation, history, art and more. Work at your own pace to learn the skills you need. Covers basic/beginners level to college level.

Microsoft Office Training Center

Microsoft Office Training Center

Find training and tutorials for Office 365 and Office apps, including Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business, and more.

Small Business Administration Learning Center

Small Business Administration Learning Center

An online portal that hosts a variety of self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help small business owners explore and learn about the many aspects of business ownership.

Testing and Education Reference Center

Testing and Education Reference Center

Includes a virtual career library, tutorials on job-related skills, online resume builder, information on accredited schools, and over 100 practice tests and courses for the PRAXIS, ASVAB, ASE Automotive tests, medical and nursing exams, firefighter and law enforcement exams, GED, SAT, ACT, and more. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

Udacity

Udacity

Offers free online training in programming and technical skills.

WorkOne

WorkOne provides resources to help you plan your career, including information on current job openingWorkOne logos, resume assistance, workshops, skills assessments, training, and special programs for veterans, dislocated workers, job seekers over 55, job seekers with disabilities, and more. Other services available at full-service WorkOne offices include:

  • In-person WorkReady workshops
  • Free job-related printing, copying, faxing, and telephone use
  • Individualized skills evaluation, interview preparation, and career planning
  • Uplink problems and unemployment claims issues – account revocations, payment delays, and manual password resets

For any of these services, please visit a WorkOne office.

WorkOne Michigan City Express Office
302 W. 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-809-0575
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

WorkOne La Porte (Full-service office)
300 Legacy Plz. W.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2175
Fax: 219-362-1198
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Grace Learning Center

Grace Learning Center provides assistance in developing tGrace Learning Center logohe skills necessary to get entry level and more advanced level jobs. The center provides literacy and pre-GED training through a partnership with A.K. Smith, and offers workshops on a number of financial, technical, and career topics. Grace Learning Center is a WorkOne access point, and provides assistance with computer-based job searches.

Grace Learning Center
1007 West 8th St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-879-6788
GraceLearningCenterMC@gmail.com
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Monday Computer Class: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Additional assistance by appointment

A.K. Smith Area Career Center

A.K. Smith Career Center logoThe A.K. Smith Career Center offers a comprehensive program in Adult Basic Education for adult learners who have not completed high school and high school graduates who need remediation in basic skills. Classes are conducted in reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language, and GED test preparation.

A.K. Smith Career Center
817 Lafayette Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-873-2122

Keys to Hope Community Resource Center

Keys to Hope logoThe Keys to Hope Community Resource Center (KTH) aims to serve the most disenfranchised members of the community. KTH offers participants free showers and laundry amenities, access to computers and the internet, classes, structure, and case management. KTH works with numerous community partners to act as a central access point for social services and resources including appropriate public aid, health insurance, housing, and a connection to volunteer and job opportunities.

Uplink logo button

Click here to file unemployment claims

If you are unemployed due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Use Uplink to apply for unemployment and file for weekly benefits. What you will need to bring with you to file:

  • Address, social security number, date of birth and phone number.
  • Last employer’s name, mailing address, phone number, dates of employment and reason unemployed.
  • TIP: Bring your latest check stub from this employer with you.

Do you have questions about unemployment insurance? Contact WorkOne:

WorkOne Michigan City Express Office
302 W. 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-809-0575
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

WorkOne La Porte (Full service office)
300 Legacy Plz. W.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2175
Fax: 219-362-1198
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

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