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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…

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,…

Virtual JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: Utilizing Mentors and Thought Partners in the Job Search

Whether you are fresh out of college, looking to change careers, or currently unemployed, it can be very challenging to find a new job these days. Connecting with a mentor can help you set goals, build and expand your professional…

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…

Headshots + Resume Review 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 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 JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: Improve Your Virtual Interviewing Skills

Do you have interview anxiety? You are not alone! Gain confidence by prepping you for answering the most commonly asked questions. Join our expert Career Advisors for a FREE ZOOM WEBINAR to discuss: Why “stories” sell as a…

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…

Headshots + Resume Review 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 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…

JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ Virtual Information Session

Are you a Philadelphia resident age 55+ and looking for employment? JEVS Human Services can help! JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ invites you to attend a virtual information session! This FREE non-profit program provides career counseling…

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…

Virtual - One on One Resume Review and Mock Interviews with Day and Zimmermann

Looking for an extra boost to aid in the search for your next career?  Come partner with Talent Acquisition Partners from Day & Zimmermann to receive expert advice on your resume, search tips, or even conduct a mock…

Headshots in the Rare Book Department!

Calling all bibliophiles, history lovers, artists, curioseekers, and professionals! The FREE headshot service you love in the Business Resource and Innovation Center  will be offered in the Rare Book Department 's Elkins…

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…

Nonprofit Job Fair

Join us at Parkway Central Library on Thursday, October 13 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to meet with nonprofit employers and other local support agencies. Wear your best and remember to bring along a current résumé. We will…

Virtual JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: How to Answer Tough Interview Questions

Do you know how to answer the first question, “Tell me about yourself”, which makes your first impression and significantly influences your chances of acing the rest of your interview? We will help you prepare for your…

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…

Interested in Working for the City of Philadelphia?

The City of Phila Office of Human Resources will be tabling at the library today, from 1:00 till 3:00 p.m. Come speak to Human Resources representatives and learn about civil service opportunities.  Develop your…

Headshots in the Rare Book Department!

Calling all bibliophiles, history lovers, artists, curioseekers, and professionals! The FREE headshot service you love in the Business Resource and Innovation Center  will be offered in the Rare Book Department 's Elkins…

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.

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…