How to Find a Job

is a virtual guide for first-time job seekers, the unemployed, job seekers making career transitions, and employers with job opportunities.

The guide is divided into four sections:

Free Library Career Services and Workshops

For in-person career assistance, the Workplace is the Free Library's walk-in job and career information center located at the Parkway Central Library, Since 1987, the Workplace has provided current information and resources on changing careers, job search techniques, and emerging employment fields to help career changers and job seekers in achieving their goals. For more information please email workplace@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5436.

Paschalville Partnership & Job Readiness Lab

The Paschalville Partnership works with the Free Library as a hub for job seekers by bringing together a broad array of community and city partners in support of Southwest Philadelphia residents. Since 2014, we have been hard at work implementing a common agenda in support of job seekers.

Upcoming Events

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Employment Boot Camp

Wed, October 23, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

During this afternoon workshop you will receive: • Help with your resume, cover letter, and thank you letter • Account sign-up for Gmail, LinkedIn, and Digital Badges • Guidance on professional attire and interview prep • And so much more…FOR FREE To register or for…

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Nonprofit Job Fair

Wed, October 23, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Free Library is excited to announce a series of Job Fairs for 2019, made possible by the generous support of Citizens Charitible Foundation. Join us at Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to meet with nonprofit employers and other local support…

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Resume Review at the Nonprofit Job Fair

Wed, October 23, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Stop by the Nonprofit Job Fair  between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to have your resume reviewed by a hiring manager with over two decades of experience hiring, firing, and managing employees. Wear your best and remember to bring along a current résumé. Registration for…

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Job Seekers: Résumé and Job Search Help

Thu, October 24, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Create, format, and save an effective résumé and cover letter. Job Resource Help. Prerequisite: Computer Basics: Keyboard & Mouse Please Sign Up with Mr. (T)ierre

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Computer Lab: Job Search & Resume Help

Thu, October 24, 2019 3:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

We will be working on resume writing skills and job searching tips. It will be helpful to have some basic typing and computer skills.  Seating is limited; first come, first seated. Call the library for more details. 

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Resume Assistance

Fri, October 25, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Charles L. Durham Library

Resume Assistance is available on select Fridays from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Each individualized session will last one hour. Please call or stop by to make an appointment.

Adult Senior Career Workshops Jobs & Job Seekers

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