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Career Resources: Career Prep

This guide presents DPL's resources for job-related skills, as well as provides links to job opportunities within the Quad-Cities.

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Career Preparation

Some careers require you to pass certain tests or have a knowledge base before you can apply. Examples of these are jobs in the medical field or certain military fields. Of course there are others. Here you can find books to help prep you for various aspects of your prospective career or your new career.

Interested in a career that isn't featured here, contact the library and we can help you find information for whatever you are interested in.

Feel free to search the library catalog if you don't find what you are looking for on this page. Some search words may include:

  • job help
  • career help
  • vocational guidance
  • OR try searching for the actual job you are interested in

Learning Express Library

Universal Class

  • Universal Class offers some career specific classes ranging from teacher development to medical billing to real estate. Click the link to go through and examine what classes you might find useful to your career preparations.
  • You will need to create an account to login to this resource, but it's free. This allows you to login and check the status of your courses, create a student profile, and check your email.

  • In addtion to those specific career classes, Universal Class also offers over 100 courses in Career Training. Examples of these include event management, human resources, management, secretarial skills, small business, and software programs.

  • offers some career prep help within their SkillsCenter Resource Library.

  • Make sure to have  your library card number ready. Once you get to the homepage, you will be prompted to enter in your library card number. You will also have to create an account.This is to let you keep track of your progress and let the tutors know how to tailor your help.
  • The career resources section allows you to look up local open jobs and see helpful interview tips.
  • Visit test prep resources for help with the ACT, SAT, state standardized tests, graduate school entrance exams, GED, as well as civil service and other occupation exams.

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