Tagged Job Seekers

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…

New Virtual Career Workshops

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 out? Check…

Digital Tools and Resources for Job Seekers

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 Interview , a resource offered through our…

Cover Letters Uncovered!

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 the reasons why. Your resume should cover…

Communal and Cultural Growth at the Village of Arts and Humanities

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 access to technology and programming to…

How to Dress for Job Interview Success

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, tie, and polished shoes should work for…

Census 2020, Your Community, and You: Information and Employment Opportunities

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 mandated by the U.S. Constitution (Article 1,…

How to Write a Better Resume

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 employers find each other. In 2012, they…

How to Have a Stress-Free Job Interview

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 name? The following online resources…

Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

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 brushing up on our all-purpose job fair…

2019 Job Fair Series at the Free Library

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 on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:00 p.m.…

Four Websites That Make Job Searching Less Spooky

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 job. Halloween should be spooky, but…

Do Something Great: Find Your Next Nonprofit Job!

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 job seekers and career changers here on…

The Paschalville Partnership’s Community Catalyst Initiative Transforms Library Services for Southwest Philadelphia Residents and Job Seekers

Everyone has gifts, everyone has something to contribute, and everyone cares about something that motivates them to act. These are the foundational principles underlying asset-based community development (ABCD), a positive-minded…

PA CareerLink at the Free Library

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 jobseekers to reliable resources, and this has…

Strategic Planning Prioritizes Community Connections

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 to the strategic direction of the Free…

The Paschalville Partnership: Catalyzing a Community-Led Future

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 December 2017 Impact Evaluation Report .…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Mini Job Fair

Blackwell Regional Library is hosting a Mini Job Fair in front of the library! Join us anytime between 11:00 a.m.and 1:00 p.m. Some of our guests include Temple University, The University of Pennsylvania, AppleOne, and more!…

Leadership Practices & Principles for Career Success

You do not have to have a title to be a leader. Whether you are working in your career or searching for a career, Leadership Practices and Principles for Career Success will offer practical suggestions for professionals who want to make…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Virtual Nonprofit Nerds: Response Rate, Average Gift, Cost Per Donor, Oh My!

Join Nonprofit Nerds Philly as we dive into direct marketing strategy for nonprofits big and small. About this Event Always an essential component of a healthy, thriving nonprofit, fundraising has become even more critical in the past…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Excel Range Names and PivotTables

Learn how to use named ranges...assigning 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 amounts of…

Let's Go Shopping.... For a Job!

Oftentimes we approach our job search as drudgery, especially when we feel a lot more comfortable applying in person rather than navigating the sea of options online. But with all the resources at our disposal, job searching is a lot…

VIRTUAL - Resume Review

Book a virtual appointment with the Workplace between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed! Email workplace@freelibrary.org to reserve your spot.  Once your appointment has been confirmed you will be sent…

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…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource and Innovation Center! Headshots are a unique service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, job seekers, and more.  Use your photo to enhance your professional…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair (Construction and Skilled Trades Day)

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in Construction & Skilled Trades. Sessions will take place daily, every hour on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair (Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day)

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in  Manufacturing & Skilled Trades. Sessions will take place daily, every hour on the hour, from 10:00 a.m.…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair (Information Technology Day)

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in Information Technology. Sessions will take place daily, every hour on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop in…

Steps to Boldly Tell Your Story on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the top social media platform for professional and business purposes. Having a dynamic LinkedIn profile and using the platform effectively was once a concern for only job seekers when they needed new employment. This social…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair (Health Care Day)

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in Health Care. Sessions will take place daily, every hour on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop in for any…

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. Watch this video to learn 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.

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…