Tagged job seekers

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 .…

Library Card Signup Month | You Can Get WHAT at the Free Library?

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month , and while we all know that a library card grants you instant access to a treasure trove of books, DVDs, and audiobooks from our catalog , we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight…

How to Prepare for a Job Fair

When you start seeing advertisements for back to school, you know at least a few things are imminent: crisp cool weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and job fairs are coming to the Free Library! Back for the eleventh year, we are excited to…

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)…

Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "How can I land a great job as an immigrant professional with foreign credentials?"

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of blog posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here our partner, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians ,…

Reentry Job Resources Fair

Are you looking for a job? Do you have a criminal record? If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then please join us for the Reentry Resource Fair , which will take place this Friday, October 27, from 11:00 a.m. to…

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…

Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "How will my disability benefits be impacted if I return to work?"

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner Clarifi addresses how going back to work affects…

Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "How does credit affect my ability to get a job?"

Welcome to "Ask the Job Readiness Lab," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and…

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…

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…

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.

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.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Library cardholders have access to the Lynda.com video library of…

Internet Skills for Jobseekers from Generations on Line