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Library Launches Online Help for Job Seekers and Veterans

Carlsbad City Library announces the launch of JobNow/VetNow™. This 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 free for Carlsbad City Library cardholders on the library’s website under “College and eLearning.”

Unemployment Assistance

Get live help completing state unemployment benefits forms Monday-Thursday from 3-9 p.m. excluding holidays.

About JobNow
JobNow is designed for all stages of the job-hunting process, including career coaching, expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and more. Get live assistance 1-10 p.m. each day, excluding holidays.

  • Use the career resources to discover the best career fit based on education, experience and personality
  • Receive resume and cover letter assistance from trained experts
  • Get live, online interview practice from trained job coaches
  • And more

About VetNow
VetNow Navigators are trained to help veterans and families connect with valuable benefits and resources and available between 2-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

  • Help veterans and families apply for VA benefits
  • Refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare and education
  • And more

Additional Learning Tools
Learning tools help users build academic skills through:

  • LearnNow: Live skills tutoring and an extensive library of lessons, video tutorials and practice tests for GRE, GMAT and more (how is this different from the Adult Learning Center?)
  • Flashbulb: Create and share flashcards, tests and educational games
  • MEET: Schedule online sessions using the Brainfuse MEET whiteboard

More information
A Carlsbad City Library card number is required to access JobNow/VetNow through the library’s eResources, located under “College and eLearning.” For those without a library card, apply for free online.

JobNow/VetNow is provided by Brainfuse, one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, serving libraries, colleges and universities, and school districts for more than 20 years. This service is provided to Carlsbad City Library cardholders courtesy of the California State Library.

For more information, email librarian@carlsbadca.gov, call 760-602-2038 or 760-434-2876 or chat with one of our librarians Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 9, 2020