Tagged Job Seekers

Start Your 2023 Career Goals with Free Virtual Career Workshops!

Do your New Year's Resolutions include getting a new job, pivoting to a new field, or learning some new skills?  Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the Free Library, brought to you by…

Introducing: Philadelphia Business Journal Online

The Business Resource and Innovation Center at the Free Library is excited to announce that Philadelphia Business Journal Online is now available to all library patrons! This valuable resource provides the latest updates on…

A Free Library Guide to Launch Your New Career

Did you know you have the potential to launch a career, not just find a job? A job is any paid work. But a career means building a profession over the long term. It can allow you to grow and learn, and it can pay better too. The Free…

National First Responders Day

It’s National First Responders Day! Every day is a great opportunity to honor the people in our community who have dedicated their lives to helping others in times of distress. These people are invaluable to society, and they…

Work Towards a New Career with Virtual Career Workshops!

It's that time of year where staying warm in the comfort of your home sounds so nice. Why not work on getting your next job or learning a new skill from the comfort of your home! Check out upcoming virtual career workshops…

Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

The  Nonprofit Job Fair  returns to Parkway Central Library on October 13 and the  Business Resource and Innovation Center  staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! Use these…

Find a Job and Build Your Career at the Free Library

Are you interested in working for the Free Library of Philadelphia? We have scores of different job types in diverse fields such as security, property management, IT, communications, and more! With 54 locations in every part of…

Fall into a new Career with Virtual Career Workshops at the Free Library of Philadelphia!

Have you been meaning to revise your resume, but are not sure how to get started? Would you like to learn new skills to conquer your next job interview? Are you interested in making your LinkedIn profile stand…

Three Ways to Get Your Career Going This Summer!

Philly Career Launch has wrapped up its spring 2022 programming of career exploration workshops and career fairs, but we’ll be back in the fall with more programming, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are three things you…

Find free or low-cost laptops and computers

by Spencer Duncan, Digital Equity Vista at the Office of Innovation and Technology Helping Philadelphians get access to devices is a key goal in Philadelphia’s Digital Equity Plan . Experts say that “insufficient access to…

Ahh spring, the perfect time to…launch a career!

Planting a garden, spring cleaning, rediscovering the outdoors. Spring is the season of growth and renewal. What better time to think about launching a career! Everyone has the potential for a career. You don’t have to just…

PA CareerLink® is Back at the Free Library!

PA CareerLink® has partnered with the Free Library since 2019 to provide in-person job seeker services at neighborhood libraries around Philadelphia. Although the pandemic disrupted those services, we are pleased to announce that PA…

Fall Career Fairs Coming to a Library Near You!

Have you experienced job disruption over the past year? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or just wanting a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your future—join us for our upcoming…

myPLACE Is Your Place for Adult Education!

by Steven Doncaster myPlace locations across Philadelphia help adults earn high school diplomas and get ready for the workplace. As the summer comes to an end and the school year starts, are you thinking about going back to school? If…

Launch Your Career with Philly Career Launch

The news these days is filled with stories about the economy ramping up as businesses reopen and people return to work after a year and a half of pandemic-imposed shutdown. The best news is there are a record number of job openings,…

We're Hiring Librarians!

Are you passionate about serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? Are you ready for all that Philadelphia has to offer? If so, then please consider this community-focused Librarian position housed within a large,…

We’re Hiring: Library Facility Guards!

Would you like to work for one of the largest urban library systems in America? The Free Library of Philadelphia circulates more than eight million items to almost 500,000 patrons, and conducts thousands of programs for people of all…

Exciting News for Job Seekers: Announcing Philly Career Launch

Have you experienced job disruption over the past year? Do you feel stuck in a low-paying job? Are you wanting a new or better employment situation? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Philly Career Launch is…

Free Library Launches New Job Seeker Resources

The Free Library is pleased to announce the launch of a number of new resources for Philadelphians in search of a new job or career! Workshops, career fairs, and a new website are part of the Free Library’s expansion of services…

Prepare for Your High School Diploma and More With These Free Online Courses

by Andrew DePass, Intern,  Languages and Learning Center Have you started taking a GED or HiSET course before the pandemic that has been put on hold and want to continue your studies? Need an online course that fits your…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Job Search Applications & Keyword Tips

Good session for job seekers new to computers! Pick up some great suggestions on how best to apply for jobs.  Learn some helpful tips on completing job applications, and using keywords and phrases to grab the hiring…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Resume Re-Invention

If you have a resume and still not getting call backs, this workshop is for you!  If you would like more interviews, your resume may need improving and this workshop will show you how.  There is rarely a resume that…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Excel Functions Employers Value

Learn the Excel functions employers value:  IF statements, VLOOKUP, TRIM, RIGHT and LEFT, plus a basic review of Basic Math (PEMDAS) for formula writing. To join, please register  here . Zoom meeting information will…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Job Search Strategies

Have you been concerned that your job search strategy isn’t on target and you are losing exciting opportunities? Well you may be right! Job search is a challenging process requiring many ingredients for it to work well. Most job…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Working Remotely – Telecommuting Tips and Tools for Job Seekers

Learn good strategies for setting up a productive remote workspace and leveraging technologies for telecommuting/remote interviewing using online meeting tools. To join, please register   here. Zoom meeting information…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: LinkedIn Basics

In today’s Employment Marketplace, you need to be visible to companies that are hiring and people that can refer you to companies that are hiring – LinkedIn is a great way of accomplishing this. Getting started with LinkedIn…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Microsoft Powerpoint

 Looking to create a presentation? Learn how to  create a document, open/save files, create new slides, format text/shapes, insert graphics, get a brief introduction to animations, and use the sorter and slide show views. To…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Excel Simple Formula Writing and Page Set-up

Interested in learning Excel Basics?  This session can introduce you to some of the most commonly used features!  Starting with an overview of Excel interface elements, moving into selection of cell ranges, and progressing to…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Resume Re-Invention

If you have a resume and still not getting call backs, this workshop is for you!  If you would like more interviews, your resume may need improving and this workshop will show you how.  There is rarely a resume that…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Active Interviewing Strategies

Do you want to win interviews at all levels?  Today’s employment marketplace requires new interviewing skills. No longer can job candidates be passive recipients of interviewing questions. Today's interviews require an…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Excel Range Names and PivotTables

Learn how to use named ranges and to assign names to a cell or range of cells in a workbook. We’ll also explore PivotTables, a powerful tool for summarizing, analyzing, exploring and presenting data, extracted from larger…

McPherson Square Teen Summer Job Fair

We know that getting a summer job can be difficult. The Free Library is here to help! Need help accessing your documents or getting new ones? Come to this event! We will have CityID here. WorkReady will be here issuing work permits. We…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: QuickBooks Basics

Get started with QuickBooks by understanding the interface, learning common accounting terms, work with the chart of accounts, and how to add and edit QuickBooks lists. Learn how to create/edit invoices and bills, process payments,…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Networking

 Do you know the best way to get a job is through networking? And do you know successful networkers network 3-5 times per week during job search? Attend this workshop and learn the networking strategies you need to know to land…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Changing Careers, Branding and Elevator Speech

Are you unsure of how to introduce yourself in networking situations? Are you unclear about what others think and feel about you professionally? If yes, this is just the workshop for you! In this workshop, learn how to develop your…

Introducing Digital Skills: Computer Basics

Join the digital skills learning circle and learn with us. We'll use online courses designed to help you learn the basics. Bring your own device or we can provide a laptop if necessary. More information is available at…

Math for GED

Our small learning group will practice math skills that can help you pass tests, solve problems and understand the world. Activities include solving algebra equations, working with negative numbers, exponents, and polynomial…

Introducing Digital Skills: Computer Basics

Join the digital skills learning circle and learn with us. We'll use online courses designed to help you learn the basics. Bring your own device or we can provide a laptop if necessary. More information is available at…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Job Search Applications & Keyword Tips

Good session for job seekers new to computers! Pick up some great suggestions on how best to apply for jobs.  Learn some helpful tips on completing job applications, and using keywords and phrases to grab the hiring…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Excel Simple Formula Writing and Page Set-up

Interested in learning Excel Basics?  This session can introduce you to some of the most commonly used features!  Starting with an overview of Excel interface elements, moving into selection of cell ranges, and progressing to…

Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

A powerful tool providing access to in-depth information on businesses and residents. Research companies, locate addresses, phone numbers, conduct market research, and more.

Philadelphia Works Resume Builder

Resume Builder is a simple online tool for creating a resume. It uses a template that makes it easy for users to fill in the blanks, provides job descriptions from the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET OnLine service, and produces a…

March2Success

Prepare for the ASVAB, SAT, ACT, and more with this tool designed and provided by the U.S. Army. March2Success is perfect for students considering a military career.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Internet Skills for Jobseekers from Generations on Line

D&B Global Business Browser (formally OneSource: D&B Business Browser Pro)

Find company information and market research, including RMA and Datamonitor reports, in-depth company and executive profiles, and detailed financial information. Great for research on international and multinational companies.

Candid Nonprofit Compensation Report 2022

Job Seekers

The Free Library supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC). We provide current information and resources on changing careers, job searching techniques, and emerging employment fields to help career…