Looking For a Job?
Many folks are looking for work. Palo Alto City Library knows of a number of resources that could help you find a job or expand your career.
- Career Transitions - a great resource that helps you create a professional resume, identify potential employers, and explore new careers. (Requires a library card.)
- Learning Express - an online resource for practicing tests such as civil service and GED. Learning Express also offers Microsoft Office tutorials. (Requires a library card.)
- Business databases for researching companies. (Requires a library card.)
- Large selection of books on writing resumes, cover letters, exploring career options and job search skills.
- No library card? No problem! Go to this page and click on "Get a Library Card" just below the PIN# entry box.
- Need to get on the Internet? We offer computers for public use and we are a Wifi hot spot.
- Our computers have the full Microsoft Suite, including Word, Power Point and Excel, so you can create a resume that will impress.
- Don't know how to search the web? We have tutors that will teach you. Call 650-329-2436 to arrange for a tutor.
- Volunteer at the library - it is great on your resume. You can help others, learn new skills and make connections while you wait for the perfect job.
Here are some local resources beyond the library that could improve your odds of finding work:
- NOVA Services for Job Seekers is a cooperative effort with Santa Clara County offering free job resources and classes.
- Peninsula Works provides no cost assistance for the San Mateo County area. They offer classes on basic computer skills and job search tools.
- California Employment Development Department (EDD) Find out about unemployment benefits and check out the job opportunities.
- USA.gov Find a Job page offers a number of useful resources wherever your job search leads you.
Be sure to contact us if you don't see what you need here, or if you have other questions.
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May 3, 2012