Jobs and Careers
Find your career path or strengthen your business skills and knowledge with these free resources available through the Library of Virginia.
Accel5 Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices. Create an individual account to keep track of your reading materials and progress. Or, login as a guest with these credentials:
- Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: V1rgin1a (note the numeral 1 in place of both “i”s)
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to think like an entrepreneur as you prepare to launch a small business venture or plan a career path. Take your passion into the business world. (ELI is the equivalent of 3 college credits).
Gale Legal Forms Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code covering basic legal needs–wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, and more. Includes a comprehensive section of templates for small businesses including: invoices, leases, sales agreements, contracts, and more.
JobNow Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. Also find unemployment assistance, résumé templates, career assessments, and more. Includes test prep resources and practice tests and career credentialing information for over 140 specific careers
Peterson’s Career Prep Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed.com.
Universal Class Online, self-paced learning, with over 100 classes relating to business and entrepreneurship skills.
VetNow Connect LIVE with a military benefits navigator, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with eligibility questions, connecting with veteran’s benefits and community resources, transitioning from a military to civilian career, and more.