Career Resources and Job Search Assistance Online and at Upcoming Virtual Job Fair

Career Resources and Job Search Assistance Online and at Upcoming Virtual Job Fair

We are excited to announce the availability of online job search tools and career resources available in the Digital Library and on our career help page.

These resources are available now and to attendees of the Regional Virtual Job Fair on August 19th.  The library system is one of the many supporting partners of the virtual job fair at that is free to attend.

“We support the needs of the community in all situations with access to library services,” says John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System.  “COVID-19 has impacted employment for a lot of individuals in our area and we want everyone to know we are able to help with your job search and career transition. From online career assessments and skills testing, research on company information and market salary, resume and interview help, all the way to open job positions, the library has a wealth of free information available in our Digital Library with your library card.  We are excited to partner with the Regional Virtual Job Fair along with the numerous other area supporters.”

"We are thrilled about the overwhelming amount of partners in this endeavor to help local businesses and job seekers, says Dr. Dave Miles, founder of Dr. Dave Leadership Corporation and host of the Regional Virtual Job Fair.  “Our partners such as the Virginia Employment Commission, multiple Chambers of Commerce, EDA's, media partners and of course the Handley Regional Library System are the key to the success of the Regional Job Fair for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.  We highly encourage partners, job seekers, employers, and the public to share the info, event, and links, and do your part to help get the Valley back to work.”

Job seekers can access the tools below in the 24/7 Digital Library with their library card

  • Reference USA:  Provides access to accurate business and consumer data for job seekers, research potential employers, salary estimates, and search for jobs through Indeed.
  • Career TransitionsOffers skills assessments to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, and search for available jobs near you. 
  • TERC (Testing Education & Reference Center):  Practice tests on career related exams from a variety of industries – real estate, medical, clerical, law enforcements, and others - plus resume help, and more. 
  • Universal Class:  On-demand access to over 500 online courses from multiple industries, to professional and personal development

Additionally resources include several blog posts on how to use ReferenceUSA when searching for jobs and additional information on career prep and resume resources authored by library staff. 

“Plus we have additional books and eBooks available on leadership, career coaching, interviewing help, sales and marketing, and other top business and career resources for continued learning,” adds Huddy.  “You can access all of this now or get more information at the upcoming virtual job fair when you register for free at”