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Passwords 101


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzIWURjhrRo&feature...
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Learn some easy ways to create a strong password.

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Advanced Web Searching


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVfKWDhsto&feature...
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Learn about some more advanced search techniques to help you search more efficiently on the Web.

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Searching the Web


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkKC1BnuQsE&feature...
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Learn the basics of Web searching and how to find information online.

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Web 101


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIfMAOgMwiM&feature...
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What's the Web? Learn some basics about how Web works and how you can connect to it.

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National Assessment of Adult Literacy Key Findings


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://nces.ed.gov/naal/kf_demographics.asp
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The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. The National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL) provides nationally representative and a continuing assessment of English language literacy skills of American adults. NAAL seeks to: describe the status of adult literacy in the U.S.; report on national trends; and identify relationships between literacy and selected characteristics of adults. This resource contains the key findings of the adult literacy assessment conducted in 2003.

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The Veterans Guide to Applying for Federal Jobs


Contributed by: Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)
Link: http://www.chra.army.mil/webcourses/Vet_Apply/inde...
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This tutorial provides instructions for USAJobs, VetSuccess and Vacancy Announcement Board websites. It also includes information on locating and reviewing vacancy announcements, creating and submitting a résumé, and tracking application status.

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Hiring a Veteran


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition/hi...
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Provides tips and information on hiring veterans including where to go to recruit veterans and where to post jobs for veterans.

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Military to Civilian Occupation Translator


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careerinfonet.org/moc/default.aspx?node...
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The Military to Civilian Occupation Translator helps service members match military skills and experience to civilian occupations.

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Translate Military Skills to Civilian Careers


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.military.com/skills-translator/mos-tran...
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This tool is designed to help turn military service in to a civilian career by finding equivalent civilian occupations, exploring educational opportunities, learning from veterans with particular specialties, applying for jobs, and identifying civilian terminology for resumes.

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Build Your Military-to-Civilian Resume


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition/re...
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Provides tips and keys to success for service members to write their resume.

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The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential


Contributed by: Anya Kamenetz
Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77938
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The book provides information on how to learn online and chart a personalized path to an affordable credential using the latest innovative tools and organizations. It contains real-life stories and hands-on advice for today's students going back to school, working, transferring colleges, or pursuing lifelong learning goals. The book contains a series of tutorials including: How to Write a Personal Learning Plan, How to Teach Yourself Online, How to Build Your Personal Learning Network, How to Find a Mentor, How to Get a Credential, How To Demonstrate Value to a Network.

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Sense-Lang.org


Contributed by: Sense-Lang.org
Link: http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/index.html
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Site offers free typing & keyboarding lessons. Multiple language options are available using the button on upper right-hand corner of the main screen. Users should be aware that the site also contains commercial advertising.

Finding Good Information on the Internet


Contributed by: Broadband Access Project (BAP)
Link: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/computer-basics...
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Since anybody can post information on the Internet, it is important to check information for truthfulness and accuracy. Watch the video to learn the ABC's of website evaluation, and then print out the information below for a take-home handout!

Using a Mouse


Contributed by: Broadband Access Project (BAP)
Link: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/computer-basics...
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Learn how to use a mouse.

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Job Seekers Guide


Contributed by: ISEEK
Link: http://jobseekersguide.org/US/
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Provides a step-by-step career planning model. Each step has resources, assessments, or data to help entry-level workers of all ages. Written at 6th grade reading level. Includes a website, print guide, and curriculum. Produced by Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis and iSeek Solutions as part of a national collaboration of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services, with funding provided through the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Minnesota Green Careers


Contributed by: ISEEK
Link: http://www.iseek.org/industry/green/index.html
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The Minnesota Green Careers website is for job seekers and career explorers who want information about green careers in Minnesota. The website includes green career profiles, green career pathway tools, green education options, and tips on finding green employers and jobs in Minnesota.

This website is an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded project through the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Developed jointly by iSeek Solutions, which also operates ISEEK, Minnesota's comprehensive career, education, and job resource, and Minnesta Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Make Resume Keywords Work For You


Contributed by: ISEEK
Link: http://www.iseek.org/jobs/resume-keywords.html
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Keywords are a critical part of writing a good resume. Companies use application tracking software to review resumes and online applications. This content page describes how to find and use keywords for writing resumes.

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Cybersecurity - Online Safety Topics


Contributed by: LMK
Link: http://lmk.girlscouts.org/Online-Safety-Topics/Cyb...
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Become an expert on cybersecurity and learn how to protect yourself and your computer.

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Privacy - Online Safety Topics


Contributed by: LMK
Link: http://lmk.girlscouts.org/Online-Safety-Topics/Pri...
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None of us want strangers listening in on our phone calls or reading our emails. From privacy settings to passwords, we'll show you how to keep your private info private.

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Online Sexual Predators - Online Safety Topics


Contributed by: LMK
Link: http://lmk.girlscouts.org/Online-Safety-Topics/Onl...
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There are some creepy people out there in cyberworld. We'll help you learn how to beat the bad guys.

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