Tagged careers

Workplace Spotlight: Culinary Agents

Each November as Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, food and travel tend to come to mind. If you are job searching in the hospitality industry, food and travel are always on your mind! Enter Workplace’s November…

Recap of TLC's 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference

On Friday, October 6th, the Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted its 5th Annual Tech-Ed Conference at Parkway Central Library . This year’s theme was "Talking about i-Generation",  which showcased…

Free Employment Boot Camp for Job Seekers

by Annette Mattei Are you thinking about getting back into the workforce but aren’t sure how to get started? Or maybe you’re not happy with how your job search is going? Then we have just the thing for you! The Free Library…

Job Readiness Labs: Supporting Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

by Annette Mattei Did you know that close to 30 percent of adults who visit the Free Library come here to look for jobs? Moreover, That’s according to a Pew survey conducted in 2012 , 40 percent of adults who use our library…

Philly Tech Week Is Back at the Hot Spots!

We are excited to announce that each of our three Hot Spot locations will offer digital-literacy workshops during Philly Tech Week (PTW) , April 29 – May 7. These workshops will delve into storing your data in the cloud…

Free Library and Citizens Bank Foundation Job Fairs Kickoff Thursday, May 21st

On Thursday, May 21 at Parkway Central Library, the Free Library will kick off the first of six job fairs to be held throughout the year at neighborhood libraries across the city. Made possible by the generous support of the Citizens…

Jump Start Your Own Economic Recovery

A recent piece in the Washington Post got me thinking about jobs and the recovery. By most accounts the worst of the Great Recession is behind us. The unemployment rate , while it's still about 2.3 percent higher than it was five…

The Skies Proclaim the Work of His Hands ~ Carl Friederich Egelmann (1782-1860)

If you have a moment, I’d like to introduce you to Carl Friederich Egelmann, or Charles Frederick Egelmann as he came to be known in America.  He was born in Neuenkirchen, Germany on May 12, 1782  and was only 20 when he…

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

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…

Job Fair Resources and Tips

For Philadelphia job seekers, the Workplace is the Free Library destination of choice, providing a complete and up-to-date roster of job-search information. Once you feel ready to put your job search skills into practice, follow the…

Uncle Sam wants you … to have a great career!

Yes, Uncle Sam has free online resources for career planning and job searching. Over the next few blogs, I’ll discuss some of these resources and how they can help you to develop and reach your career goals. Whether you are young…

THE FOLLOW-UP: Is it the Missing Link in Your Job Search?

You’ve been on the internet for weeks applying for jobs. But you never hear back from employers. Or maybe you had a great interview last week. You’re anxious to hear about the job, but there hasn’t been a response from…

Workplace Tips

Hi there! Paul Savedow here, your go-to librarian for career resources. I am the head of the Education, Religion, and Philosophy Department in the Parkway Central Library and run WORKPLACE Wednesdays, a weekly program that can help you…

Surviving Your First Job

How To Be Useful : A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work / Megan Hustad Admission: I picked up this book because of its cover. I don’t take much stock in the whole “don’t judge a book by its cover”…