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Employers these days are turning to virtual interviews to avoid the health risks of face-to-face interviews during COVID-19 pandemic To prepare for virtual interviews you can practice with Big… continue reading Digital Tools and Resources for Job Seekers

By written by Margaret T.    April 22, 2020   

Aren’t cover letters a thing of the past? Shouldn’t we be able to do away with them now that most job applications are online? The answer is no to both questions, and these here are… continue reading Cover Letters Uncovered!

By written by Karen H.    February 26, 2020   

The Free Library cares about digital inclusion, equity, and access, and has expanded beyond the walls of our  54 neighborhood libraries  to partner with area nonprofits, providing free… continue reading Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

By written by Connor P.    February 10, 2020    1

Dress for Success? Just Be Yourself? How should you dress for a job interview to look professional and still look like you? Men have it fairly easy when deciding what to wear. A suit, dress shirt,… continue reading How to Dress for Job Interview Success

By written by Karen H.    January 28, 2020    1

The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790, and in 2020 we will do so again with a Census . Why does the country undertake this challenging count? Well, it's… continue reading Census 2020, Your Community, and You: Information and Employment Opportunities

By written by Jenn D.    January 6, 2020    5

The Workplace at Parkway Central Library is here to help job seekers! We also partner with local organizations, such as The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, who help job seekers and… continue reading How to Write a Better Resume

By written by Karen H.    December 23, 2019   

Do you absolutely love job interviews and eagerly anticipate your next opportunity to tell strangers about yourself? Or do you have nightmares where you go to an interview and forget your own… continue reading How to Have a Stress-Free Job Interview

By written by Karen H.    November 26, 2019    1

The Nonprofit Job Fair returns to Parkway Central Library on October 23 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! After… continue reading Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

By written by Caity R.    October 15, 2019    2

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to present a series of upcoming job fairs, made possible by Citizens Charitable Foundation. The series will kick off with a special nonprofit job fair… continue reading 2019 Job Fair Series at the Free Library

By written by Jenn D.    October 10, 2019    1

Searching for a new job can be scary, especially when you have no idea how to start or where to look!  These local Philadelphia resources can help take the mystery out of finding the perfect… continue reading Four Websites That Make Job Searching Less Spooky

By written by Karen H.    October 9, 2019   

Looking for the Nonprofit Job Listings? We’re changing things up a little bit! Moving forward, instead of a weekly list of jobs, we will be sharing useful resources and upcoming events for… continue reading Do Something Great: Find Your Next Nonprofit Job!

By written by Caitlin S.    October 2, 2019    17

PA CareerLink® has been partnering with our neighborhood libraries over the past several months in bringing their services closer to our patrons. One of our primary goals is connecting… continue reading PA CareerLink at the Free Library

By written by Michelle Z.    August 6, 2019    3

You’ve been reading about how libraries are increasingly moving beyond our brick and mortar structures and into the communities we serve, but how, you might ask, does this work reflect back… continue reading Strategic Planning Prioritizes Community Connections

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    January 14, 2019   

Did you know that nearly a third of library users visit the Free Library of Philadelphia to look for a new job or learn new skills? This revealing finding was reported in the Free Library’s… continue reading The Paschalville Partnership: Catalyzing a Community-Led Future

By written by Annette M.    October 3, 2018   

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we… continue reading Library Card Signup Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Free Library?

By written by Kate C.    September 10, 2018    3

When you start seeing advertisements for back to school, you know at least a few things are imminent: crisp cool weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and job fairs are coming to the Free Library! Back… continue reading How to Prepare for a Job Fair

By written by Gillian R.    August 14, 2018   

What’s on your resume is just as important as what’s not on it. Last month we learned how to revamp a tired resume . Now it’s time to determine what should be left off! Here are… continue reading Refresh Your Resume Part 2: Top 10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

By written by Gillian R.    June 26, 2018    6

The Workplace , a service of the Business Resource & Innovation Center , is excited to announce our latest FREE resource: monthly resume review ! Our newest staff member, Janet, has 20 years… continue reading Refresh Your Resume This Spring!

By written by Gillian R.    May 30, 2018   

The Workplace is a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library , providing current information and resources on changing… continue reading 7 Tips from The Workplace @ Free Library on How-to Advance Your Career Now!

By written by Gillian R.    March 26, 2018    1