Two New Job Search Databases Now Available!

HomeAccess has added two new job search databases, open and free to anyone with a library card. The two new sites are Cypress Resume and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success.


Cypress Resume is the essential tool for anyone creating a resume, cover letter, or reference sheet for the first time, or those who would like to improve the ones they already have. Simply choose the format, fill in the blanks, and you’re one step closer to obtaining your dream job!

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Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success includes a resume and cover letter builder as well, but that’s just the beginning! Here you can learn to improve your computer skills in areas such as printing, web browsing, maintenance, and more. You may also practice for your GED or prep for your career related tests with sample questions, study guides and tutorials. And don’t forget to brush up on your core business skills while visiting this site as well!

As always, databases through HomeAccess are available on the Reference page of the Hudson Area Library website and are accessible to patrons with an active library card. So stop by the Library and sign up for a library card today!

Need a Job? Check Out JobNow

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Trying to navigate today’s job market is tough. Luckily, the library has resources to make finding your new career easier! Just visit the Columbia County Job Resource Center  and you’re on your way. Everything on this page is accessible for free; all you need to sign in is your library card barcode and PIN.

For your one stop job search needs, try JobNow, one of the sites available in the Resource Center. This database has links with useful tips and resources to help you start your job search, or to help you decide on a new career path. Once you find a position to apply to, JobNow gives you helpful hints on how to write a resume, complete with templates to get you started. If you have an upcoming interview, JobNow also offers live interview coaching!

If you’re looking to complete your education before applying to jobs, try both JobNow and the Gale Testing & Reference Center for practice tests, study help, and more. To browse current job openings in New York State, try Jobs Express through the NYS Department of Labor. And if you still have unanswered questions about your job search, check out Quick Answers for links to newspaper job listings, unemployment resources, and much more.

Free Career Development Workshops!

Looking for employment? Having a hard time applying for job opportunities? Need help upgrading your skills? The Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with Columbia Greene Workforce New York Career Center, introduces a series of free career development workshops. The workshops will be held Tuesdays from 9:30-11am between April 17 and May 15. The goal of the workshop series is to help participants develop skills important to today’s job seekers – from how to create and format a quality resume to using the Internet and email in your job search. Sign up today! Interested job seekers may register for one or more of the following free workshops:

Get Connected Workshop (April 17): Learn to use the mouse and get an email address so you can begin to use the Internet in your job search. Learn how to complete an online form and copy and paste information.

Resume Workshop (April 24): Learn about various types of resumes along with the requirements of a quality resume focusing on accomplishments and skills.

Interview Workshop (May 1): Learn how to practice and handle interview questions.

XP/Word (May 8): Learn the Word basics so you can format your resume and cover letter. Learn to find, save, adjust fonts, size, margins, bullets & email/paste a resume.

Internet Job Search (May 15): Learn how to find job leads online and become familiar with using a variety of search sites.

Space is limited. To reserve a spot in one or more of the workshops, call the Hudson Area Library at 518-828-1792. All workshops are offered by Columbia Greene Workforce New York Career Center instructors and are held at the Hudson Area Library at 400 State Street in Hudson, NY.

This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation builds stronger communities and improves the quality of life for all residents of our region. Each year, the foundation distributes over $7 million through grants and scholarships, helping thousands of donors achieve their philanthropic goals and hundreds of nonprofits carry on their good work. Berkshire Taconic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity.