Tagged Job Seekers

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,…

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…

Virtual JEVS Career Strategies Workshop: Know Your Worth: Salary Negotiation

Are you intimidated by negotiating salary for a new job or in your current position? Learn how to value your talents and expertise in all stages of career transition whether seeking a new position or currently employed. You will learn…

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 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: Excel Simple Formula Writing and Page Set-up

Interested in learning Excel Basics?  This session can introduce you to some of the most commonly used features!  Starting with an overview of Excel interface elements, moving into selection of cell ranges, and progressing to…

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…

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…

Workplace Wednesday at Independence Library!

Come visit and learn about resources from the Workplace, a Free Library service that supports jobseekers.  We will be at Independence Library sharing library resources related to a job search, finding a career training…

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…

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

CareerLink Job Searching

Get help with your resume, job search, interviewing, online applications and more! Service provided by CareerLink from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free! No registration required.  Connect with PA CareerLink for more…

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Want to learn how to apply for jobs online? Stop by and learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. They will be set up in the Adult Department.…

Start Adult Education classes through myPLACE: English Language Learners

Are you looking to improve your English language skills? Continue your educational journey through myPLACE, a network of adult education classes organized through the city of Philadelphia. Start by taking an intake and assessment test…

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

VIRTUAL - Resume Review

Book a virtual appointment with the Workplace between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed! Email workplace@freelibrary.org to reserve your spot.  Once your appointment has been confirmed you will be sent…

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online. Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer, from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

VIRTUAL - Community College of Philadelphia’s Advanced Manufacturing Information Session

Advanced Manufacturing invents and creates the products that we use daily. Get the skills you need for today’s in-demand manufacturing careers. Community College of Philadelphia’s virtual information session explores…

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…