Category Archives: Jobs and Career

Shmoop for Test Prep and More

You may be familiar with’s free study tools, which are endlessly helpful for shmoopeverything from algebra to statistics. With your Mill Valley Library card, though, you can access Shmoop’s Premium content–including test prep for any AP Exam you can think of as well as SAT, ACT, and all of those other fun times standardized tests (click to see their complete course catalog). There’s also business and career info, writing help and much, MUCH more.

To get started, just click here and set up an account, using your library card.

Don’t have a Library Card? Maybe you lost it sometime in the 5th grade? No worries. Just fill out the online application below and stop by the Library to pick up your (free!) card.

Online Library Card Application

What, exactly, do you get with Shmoop’s premium content? Oh, just this:


Health, Physical Education, and Counseling
Technology and Computer Science
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Jobs and Career

Brainfuse/Adult Learning Center (Access inside library. Access outside library.)

Brainfuse offers help with resumes, reading and writing skills, GED prep, Microsoft Office, US Citizenship Testing, and career resources. Offers online resources and online live help.

Choosing a Career

This database provides information on on career choice, including whether or not career planning is useful, whether raising compulsory high school attendance ages will reduce dropout rates, and whether college is for everyone.

Readymade Job Search Letters

Readymade offers essential tips and guidelines as well as a wide selection of letters and emails that can be adapted for individual use. This includes advice on style, presentation, the best words to use, common mistakes to avoid and writing effective email job applications.

Successful Interviewing

Need help preparing for a job interview? This site examines successful interviewing skills and explains how to structure the interview, spot exceptional candidates and hire only the best who will add value to your business. It also explores which questions to ask as well as which questions not to ask.

Ultimate Aptitude Tests

This site includes verbal, numerical, perceptual and practical tests as well as those testing specific aptitudes such as memory and dexterity. It also covers personality and motivational tests, which assess leadership, management and social awareness aptitudes.

Ultimate Job Search

Ultimate Job Search contains skills and techniques for job hunting and includes advice on networking, CVs, cover letters, interviews, aptitude and personality tests, offers, rejections and follow-up letters.

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