Tagged job seekers

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,…

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…

Get Ready for the Nonprofit Job Fair!

The Nonprofit Job Fair returns to Parkway Central Library on October 23 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center staff have the resources to help you make a great first impression! After brushing up on our all-purpose job fair…

2019 Job Fair Series at the Free Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to present a series of upcoming job fairs, made possible by Citizens Charitable Foundation. The series will kick off with a special nonprofit job fair on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:00 p.m.…

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…

The Paschalville Partnership’s Community Catalyst Initiative Transforms Library Services for Southwest Philadelphia Residents and Job Seekers

Everyone has gifts, everyone has something to contribute, and everyone cares about something that motivates them to act. These are the foundational principles underlying asset-based community development (ABCD), a positive-minded…

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…

Strategic Planning Prioritizes Community Connections

You’ve been reading about how libraries are increasingly moving beyond our brick and mortar structures and into the communities we serve, but how, you might ask, does this work reflect back to the strategic direction of the Free…

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…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in four featured industries: Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Construction & Skilled Trades.…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in four featured industries: Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Construction & Skilled Trades.…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in four featured industries: Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Construction & Skilled Trades.…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Fair

Attention job seekers! Here’s your chance to connect directly with training programs, employers, and experts in four featured industries: Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Construction & Skilled Trades.…

Lunch & Learn: Pitch Yourself

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our sixth and final 2021 Lunch & Learn, Pitch Yourself! Nervous about an upcoming interview? Having trouble selling your business idea to investors? Trying to perfect…

Young Composers Workshop: Introduction to Songwriting: Workshop III: Developing Structure and Writing Lyrics

Learn songwriting basics! Discover the fundamentals of music creation in this three-part workshop series. Join virtual sessions with Abigail Kanes, Libby Ronon, and Sophia Mo . These three young composers are from the Chris Oatts music…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Working Remotely – Telecommuting Tips and Tools for Job Seekers

a Full Circle workshop which shares strategies for setting up a productive, efficient remote workspace, and best practices for leveraging technologies like WebEx and Zoom for telecommuting and remote interviewing.  Participants…

Young Composers Workshop: Introduction to Songwriting: Workshop II: Maximizing Your Melody

Learn songwriting basics! Discover the fundamentals of music creation in this three-part workshop series. Join virtual sessions with Abigail Kanes, Libby Ronon, and Sophia Mo . These three young composers are from the Chris Oatts music…

Let's Go Shopping.... For a Job!

Oftentimes we approach our job search as drudgery, especially when we feel a lot more comfortable applying in person rather than navigating the sea of options online. But with all the resources at our disposal, job searching is a lot…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Exploration

Calling all job seekers! Here’s your chance to launch a career. Join us for a day of self-reflection, small group discussion, and information sharing. Participants are encouraged to attend the full session, however drop-ins are…

Virtual JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: How to Use Linkedin to Network and Apply for Jobs

If you’re not branding yourself professionally online and utilizing your connections on LinkedIn, you aren’t giving yourself a fair chance at getting interviews. Join our expert career advisors for a FREE ZOOM WEBINAR to…

Young Composers Workshop: Introduction to Songwriting: Workshop I: Chord Basics

Learn songwriting basics! Discover the fundamentals of music creation in this three-part workshop series. Join virtual sessions with Abigail Kanes, Libby Ronon, and Sophia Mo . These three young composers are from the Chris Oatts music…

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 - Virtual Career Exploration

Calling all job seekers! Here’s your chance to launch a career. Join us for a day of self-reflection, small group discussion, and information sharing. Participants are encouraged to attend the full session, however drop-ins are…

Take Home: Job Fair in a Bag

Do you need some job search tips for this new zoom era? Some ideas on where to search? Do you need a tie for interviews? Stop by our table outside the library and pick up our job fair in a bag! *Ties are available while supplies last on…

Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop: Microsoft Word for Resumes

Attend this workshop and learn some valuable tips for preparing a great-looking resume.  Building a document that “sells” is important for you to get noticed.  Training in Microsoft Word, you’ll learn…

Philly Career Launch - Virtual Career Exploration

Calling all job seekers! Here’s your chance to launch a career. Join us for a day of self-reflection, small group discussion, and information sharing. Participants are encouraged to attend the full session, however drop-ins are…

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…

Lunch & Learn: Start Your Job Search Here

Lunch & Learns have gone virtual this year! Join us for our fifth 2021 Lunch & Learn, Start Your Job Search Here! Pick up some tips and tricks as we explore the best websites for job searching! Explore library resources…

Let's Go Shopping.... For a Job!

Oftentimes we approach our job search as drudgery, especially when we feel a lot more comfortable applying in person rather than navigating the sea of options online. But with all the resources at our disposal, job searching is a lot…

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. Watch this video to learn 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…