Career Advancement

Job and Career Accelerator
A powerful career and job search tool is now available to help job seekers face the daunting task of searching for a new job or advancing a career. Job & Career Accelerator™—the first fully integrated online career and job search platform—is designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible. From creating powerful resumes and finding job and internship opportunities to assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills, job seekers will have everything they need in one easy-to-use web application. With Job & Career Accelerator™, job seekers get all the tools to effectively manage and track their job search progress.

LearningExpress Library
In today’s global economy emphasizing 21st Century skills, career-based knowledge and ongoing professional improvement is critical to succeeding in the workplace and in life. LearningExpress Library’s unique, interactive online learning platform provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.

LearningExpress Library (Learn-A-Test)
Allows you to access a database of practice tests based on the official exams.  Some of the practice exams include: GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS for some grades, police officer entrance exams, firefighter entrance exams, and real estate license exams. (To set up an account from home or work, click on "New User," and use the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Library card as the username. Choose a password. Once the account is set up, you can log in as a "Returning User.")

LearningExpress Recursos en español (Spanish version)

Vocational and Career Collection
Provides full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel & Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.