Tagged Job Seekers

Resources for Small Business Owners and Job Seekers

May is National Small Business Month , according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses in communities across the country. Like the Free Library of Philadelphia, small…

Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Workshops

Philly Career Launch Career Exploration Workshop sessions will take place this April, May, and June at various Free Library locations  and community sites throughout Philadelphia. Have you experienced job disruption over the…

Upcoming Programs to Jumpstart Your Job Search and Boost Workplace Skills

Is your 2024 New Year’s resolution finding a new or better job, or improving skills needed in your current job? Then you can count on the Free Library to help you keep this resolution! We are pleased to announce a stream…

December is Write A Business Plan Month!

Did you know December is National Write a Business Plan Month? The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is a great place to start your business planning journey. What is the BRIC? The BRIC is a department of the Free Library…

Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or want a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your future. Join us for a Philly Career…

Get Free Professional Headshots Done at the Library!

Did you know that you can get a free, professional headshot done at the library? Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1–3 p.m. , the Free Library's Business Resource and Innovation Center hosts free headshot sessions.…

Three Things You Can Do This Summer To Boost Your Career

Philly Career Launch has wrapped up our Spring 2023 career exploration workshops, but we’ll be back in the fall with more programming, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are three things you can do this summer to get your…

Score Your Summer Job With the Help of Free Virtual Career Workshops

Summer is a great time to relax, go on vacation, discover a new passion, or enjoy the new weather — so now is the time to work on your professional goals to set your summer up for success!  Check out upcoming virtual…

Join Philly Career Launch for Our Career Exploration Series

Have you experienced job disruption over the past few years? Are you feeling stuck in a low-paying job or wanting a new or better employment situation? Here’s your chance to take hold of your future. Join us for a Philly Career…

Spring Into a New Career With Free Virtual Career Workshops

Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Do your new goals 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…

The Free Library Seeks Library Supervisors!

Are you a librarian with three years of experience and a passion for serving diverse populations in an urban public library setting? The Free Library of Philadelphia is seeking experienced librarians to supervise branches as they…

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…

Introduction to Job Search Strategy: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Finding a job becomes far easier with the right job search “ingredients” and strategy. In this workshop you’ll learn what is required to be “job search ready” including all the written documents and job…

Active Interviewing Strategies: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

An interview is an opportunity to sell (convince) an employer you are the best person for the job. In today’s competitive employment marketplace, job candidates need to take an active role in interviews. During this workshop you…

Microsoft Word Mail Merge: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Use the Mail Merge Wizard to create valuable documents in Word. Create a recipient list, sort records, insert merge fields into a document, preview merged data, and create labels. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information…

Returning to the Workforce: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Do you have specific barriers to overcome like incarceration, personal illness, raising a family, or post-retirement re-entry? Come to this workshop and learn some new strategies to help you move forward in your career. To join, please…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

Contemporary Correspondence for Job Seekers: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Each resume you send has more impact if it has a cover letter, but not just any cover letter--a “T” Cover Letter. During the workshop you will learn how to quickly and efficiently write a “T” Cover Letter and, as…

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…

How to Jump Over the Age Barrier & Land a Job: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Strategic strategies for the mature worker and how to compete in a younger job market. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information will be emailed upon registration. Full Circle Career Workshops are made possible in part…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

Microsoft Excel Functions Employers Value: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

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 be emailed upon…

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development…

Microsoft Excel Basic Formula Writing: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Explore the Excel interface: ribbon, formula and status bar. Learn to select cells & build a basic formula. Discover how AutoFill and AutoSum Button/List make working in Excel easy! Also learn page set-up techniques to get Excel…

Resume Review with Dress For Success

Need to refresh your resume? We're excited to partner with  Dress for Success Greater Philadelphia  to offer resume review services and job search assistance on the first Thursday of each month! Resume review will be…

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 - Career Exploration Workshop

Explore careers that build on your strengths and interests and get hands-on experience with online resources, such as the Free Library’s database of training opportunities at careertraining.freelibrary.org. The workshop goes from…

LinkedIn Advanced: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Learn some valuable tricks and tips that can make LinkedIn work better for you. Employers are checking you out online; you want a Profile that professionally presents your skillset! To join, please register here . Zoom meeting…

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.

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. Find…

Candid Nonprofit Compensation Report 2022

One Book One Philadelphia Kickoff: Community Fair and Author Conversation

Charles Yu  is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time…

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…