Attention Job Seekers: The Free Library has the Resources You Need for Your First Job, Next Job, New Job

By Shahadah A. RSS Thu, November 3, 2011

We pride ourselves on being the Free Library of Opportunity, providing the resources, services, and programs that help our users find success in whatever task they’re tackling. For job seekers, that means providing free Wi-Fi to conduct your job search; free computer access to update your résumé and cover letter; robust online resources; and even in-person assistance to help you get on the path to career success. Last year alone, some 1,000 individuals said they were able to find jobs only because of the resources at the Free Library.

For more than 20 years, Workplace Wednesdays, held at the Parkway Central Library, has provided adult job seekers with professional training to help them identify skills and find the right job “fit.” Each Workplace series contains classes that focuses on everything from interviewing skills and job-hunting tips to résumé writing and critique. For more information please call 215-686-8664.

In addition, residents in Southwest Philadelphia can find all the help they need at our Paschalville Job Readiness Center, where job seekers can make one-on-one appointments with professionals who are trained in providing information on résumé preparation, applications and interviews, and the navigation of job-hunting websites. The Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Center also provides computer and internet access and a robust library of job-seeking materials. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 215-726-4587. The Paschalville Job Readiness Center is made possible with support from The Lincoln Foundation.

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