Hawarden Library now offers 3 products from Brainfuse. JobNow and VetNow can be accessed by clicking on the JobNow icon. HelpNow can be accessed by clicking on the HelpNow icon.
JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job-seekers. It features the following services:
Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.
Resume Lab: Patrons can submit their resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. Users are also able to download resume templates, or browse resources for producing better resumes.
Career Resources: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully-selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.
Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, the Adult Learning Center offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.
VetNow includes the following features:
LIVE ONLINE NAVIGATORS:
VetNow Navigators are trained to help veterans and families connect with valuable benefits and resources:
- Answer questions related to benefits eligibility
- Refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare and education benefits
- Assist patrons with locating accredited claims agents
Designed to help with all stages of the job hunting process, the VetNow Job Tools feature career coaching, expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, and more. With the Job Tools patrons are able to:
- Use the career resources to discover their best career fit based on education, experience, and personality.
- Search for a job with nationwide and local resources
- Download template for the most common resume types
- Receive resume and cover letter assistance from trained experts
- Brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches
Users build academic skills and prepare for college with VetNow’s array of tools, including:
- Interaction with live tutors in a wide range of college level subjects
- Live skills tutoring and an extensive library of lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests including SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, GRE, GMAT and more
- Live or asynchronous expert analysis of writing, complete with constructive comments
- Asynchronous 24/7 help with academic questions
- Live help for language learners
- Create and share flashcards, tests, and educational games
HelpNow provides differentiated learning solutions for students of diverse needs and backgrounds. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat,write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz. Both the student and the tutor can view the quiz questions and the corresponding student answers for an intensive test prep which may include loading lessons on to the whiteboard. All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers. The Writing Lab and the Send Question Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. The Send Question Center is for non-writing assignments such as math or science. All reviews and comments from our tutors are found and stored in the Message Center,which is found on the student homepage. For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers a set of collaborative tools –Meet and Brainwave. Meet allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse Meet whiteboard,which is specifically designed for a group setting. Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where studentscan draw, write and chat and sendit to others for feedback.
ADULT LEARNING CENTER
Adult Learning Center is the adult learners’ version of HelpNow where patrons access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links. Microsoft Office support allows patrons to ask questions about Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The Writing Lab, Send QuestionCenter and the Skills Building are also included in the Adult Learning Centersuite.
Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, serving a diversified client base of libraries, school districts and colleges/universities for over 18 years. With Brainfuse, users receive real-time tutoring from instructors via our proprietary online classroom. We serve hundreds of library systems throughout the country, including the New Mexico State Library, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, the San Francisco Public Library, the Sacramento Public Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia, and North America’s largest homework help program through the Chicago Public Library. For more information about Brainfuse services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.