Employment and Career Help

Remote users will need their valid Culpeper County Library card number for some of these resources.

New State Unemployment Resources

Virginia Career Works Referral Portal - A statewide platform designed to streamline intake processes across state agencies and connect individuals with training, certification, education, and employment services to help them find a job or advance a career path.

Virginia Career Works DashboardAn innovative data visualization tool that makes information about Virginia’s labor market and workforce system more accessible to workers, businesses, and policymakers.

 

Career Aids

 

Petersons - Prepare for standardized tests with Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. This valuable resource includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. It offers information on undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and scholarship assistance, as well as a resume builder and interviewing advice. Whether you’re a student planning for college or a professional embarking on a new career path, Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep can help you along the way.

Brainfuse JobNow - an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, developing additional skills, or adjusting to a new career. JobNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches for assistance with interview preparation, resume creation, or job searching. With JobNow, users communicate in real time in our online whiteboard by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, users can use our secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit career documents to our Job Coaches any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT.

 

Brainfuse VetNow - an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of veteran needs: whether it’s updating a resume for civilian life, navigating the VA system, or seeking local resources and support for veterans and their families. VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators. With VetNow, users communicate in real time in our online whiteboard by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, users can use our secure file sharing feature in the resume lab to submit career documents to our Job Coaches any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT.

Accel5 - Sharpen your skills and keep current with powerful insights from the best minds in business. Currently, there are two ways to access Accel5 - 1. through the Library of Virginia login listed below; or 2. create your own account that will allow you to keep your place in publications, and track what you need.

To use Library of Virginia login credentials, click here then enter information below.
       Username: 
libraryva@accel5.com
       Password: 
V1rgin1a

To create your own account, click here.

 

The Culpeper Career Resource Center, in the town of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, is a community resource serving workers looking for employment and employers seeking employees throughout the five county area: Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties.

Education - Need to learn some additional skills? Check out our free courses.

Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) serves academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide to empower their constituents with an entrepreneurial mindset through professional development, certification training, and courseware. ELI hosts this self-paced, modular curriculum for entrepreneurs based on The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Original Edition) is designed for a broad audience cultivating entrepreneurial thought and process. Participants will consume video content, discuss and apply core concepts, engage in the entrepreneurial process, and reflect individually.

Pronunciator offers 80 of the most popular languages in the world, covering 95% of the world’s population, and in 50 languages. Users do not necessarily need to speak English. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese – in Spanish. Users have access to rich content with various levels of difficulty ranging from “child friendly” to “university level”. Free apps available for iOS and Android on iTunes and Google Play.

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries. The interactive, comprehensive website allows you to learn conversational language at your own pace.

Other Job Resources

A to Z Databases provides reference and marketing information to over 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. More than just a simple phone book directory, this database can be used to not only find friends and relatives but also to create mailing lists, search for sales leads, market research, employment opportunities. Updated biweekly, information can be emailed, printed or downloaded. Download app for iOS devices at the iTunes store.

Virginia Employment Commission - see lists of open employment positions, information about and apply for unemployment compensation, see calendar of job fairs.  Look at career resources and publications.

Commonwealth of Virginia government jobs and other helpful resources.

USA Jobs - Look and apply for open federal government jobs.  Resume's can be uploaded to the site after creating an account.