Tagged careers

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…

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…

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…

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…

Refresh Your Resume Part 2: Top 10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

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 the top ten things you should never…

Refresh Your Resume This Spring!

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 of management experience with a…

7 Tips from The Workplace @ Free Library on How-to Advance Your Career Now!

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 careers, job searching techniques, and…

Cool Job! Chatting with Workplace's Digital Resource Specialist

I recently spoke with a familair face at Parkway Central Library —Sean Early, the Digital Resource Specialist in the Workplace , a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)…

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…