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CLC's Live Job Assistance Service

 


Subscribe to JobNow

CLC offers the lowest price in the nation on JobNow - don't miss out! JobNow is available to CLC member public and academic libraries. The subscription period is September 1 - August 31; subscriptions may be pro-rated for those who wish to begin at different times of the year.


Quotes
- For a quote, contact Ellen Paul at CLC at 860-344-8777 x104 or epaul@ctlibrarians.org with your population served (public libraries) or student FTE (academic libraries).

 

 


About JobNow

 

Nearly 100 public and academic member libraries in Connecticut subscribe to JobNow to help jobseekers build resumes, ace interviews, prepare for tests, and enhance basic skills.


What is JobNow?

Powered by Brainfuse, JobNow provides live, interactive online help combined with online resources to help your patrons and students get a job. A "resume lab" and live, online job coaches help jobseekers strategically target suitable jobs and prepare and practice for job interviews. The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to adult learners through test preparation (including the GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and features live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and basic software assistance.

So many features - one low price!

If you're new to JobNow, or you're a current subscriber who hasn't looked at the product recently, you'll be surprised at all of the features that are included for your lowest-in-the-nation price. Your subscription includes:

 

Live Coaching - JobNow has always offered live coaching, but did you know that you can request a coach with expertise in your field? Coaches are available from 2pm - 11pm to provide live, personalized assistance with resumes, interviewing, and much more.

 

eparachute logoeParachuteTM - Inspired by Dick Bolles' best-selling career guide of all time What Color Is Your Parachute?, eParachute is a fun, interactive online resource designed for job-hunters at all stages in life:

  • Students who are determining what educational path to take in college
  • Recent graduates searching for what to do with their education
  • Career-changers wondering what else they can do with their hard-earned skills
  • Job-hunters who just don’t like the options in front of them
 

SkillSurfer - Also known as the Learning Library, this module contains thousands of resources for test prep and boosting skills. Steer library users toward SkillSurfer - no more worries about test prep books getting out-of-date or never returned.

  • Practice for the SAT, ACT, AP tests, GRE, high school entrance exams, ASVAB, and more
  • Practice certification tests and career guides for a wide variety of professional fields - teaching, nursing, firefighting, plumbing, MANY more
  • Boost reading, writing or math skills - includes basic and college level
  • Build skills in Microsoft office products and computer programming
  • Get a comprehensive guide to applying for college
  • MUCH MORE
 

OptimalResume - Introduced last year, this feature-packed tool helps jobseekers easily write high impact resumes by working from a variety of interactive templates based on level of experience and academic areas. Includes writing and formatting assistance, spell checking and tutorial guidance. Once jobseekers have created their resume, they can submit it to a JobNow online coach for more expert review and feedback!

 

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JobNow FAQ

WHAT DOES JOBNOW COST?
For a quote, contact Ellen Paul at CLC - epaul@ctlibrarians.org or 860.344.8777 x104. Our pricing is too low to publish.


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN JOBNOW?

JobNow is available to public and academic libraries that are members of CLC.


CAN I TRY JOBNOW BEFORE I COMMIT TO SIGNING UP?

Yes. CLC has a demo account for librarians to test drive the service. Contact Ellen Paul at CLC - epaul@ctlibrarians.org or 860.344.8777 x104 - for login information.


HOW CAN I SIGN UP FOR JOBNOW?

If you represent a CLC member public or academic library, Ellen Paul at CLC - epaul@ctlibrarians.org or 860.344.8777 x104 - for subscription information.


WHEN I CLICK ON MY LINK TO JOBNOW IT DOESN'T ASK ME FOR A LIBRARY CARD BARCODE NUMBER. ANYTHING I'M DOING WRONG?

Not at all! When you registered for JobNow you supplied your library's IP address which allows all patrons who have access to your computers to use JobNow without entering their library card barcode number. When your special link (main.LIBRARYNAME.clc.jobnow.brainfuse.com) is accessed from a computer outside of your library you should see a login page where your library's barcode number is required for access to JobNow.


WHAT ARE THE HOURS FOR THE JOBNOW LIVE INTERVIEW COACHES?

You can chat with a live interview coach 7 days a week from 2:00 - 11:00 PM EST.


WHERE ARE THE JOBNOW INTERVIEW COACHES AND RESUME PROFESSIONALS LOCATED?

Brainfuse has contracted with thousands of trained resume and interview specialists located all over North America. They have also assured us that background checks are conducted on everyone involved with JobNow.


IS JOBNOW OFFERED IN SPANISH?

Yes! Even though you don't see any Spanish language on the JobNow site, there are resume and interview specialists who can correspond in Spanish. If your patron submits a resume in Spanish or requests commentary in Spanish, the JobNow staff will reply accordingly. At this time support is only offered in Spanish and English.


WHAT IF A PATRON LOSES THEIR LOGIN/PASSWORD TO THEIR ACCOUNT ON JOBNOW?

Please call 866.BRAINFUSE (866.272.4638), Monday through Friday, 8AM - 9PM EST for assistance.


WHO DO I CONTACT TO LEARN MORE?
Contact Ellen Paul at CLC - epaul@ctlibrarians.org or 860.344.8777 x104.


 


JobNow Publicity

 

 


JobNow Statistics

CLC receives statistics from JobNow and posts them as soon as they are available. Look for statistics around the 10th of the month. Is your subscription being under-utilized? Contact Ellen Paul at CLC - epaul@ctlibrarians.org or 860.344.8777 x104 - for suggestions and resources for boosting your usage rate.

 


More Information

Considering JobNow for your library? Have questions about the service? Please contact Ellen Paul at CLC, epaul@ctlibrarians.org or 860.344.8777 x104.

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