How the Library Can Help Boost Your Career Search

Applying for a new job can be a challenge, but we’re here to help make it easier! Whether you need assistance reformatting your resume or need to learn a critical skill for a new career path, we have plenty of ways to help you achieve your career goals.

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Find and apply for jobs

Through JobNow, you can get free live help from a job coach on searching, applying, and preparing for job interviews and receive feedback on your resume from career experts. We also have a version of JobNow specifically designed to help veterans and their families with career assistance!

Add a skill to your resume

Whether you want to improve your Microsoft Excel proficiency, learn a programming language like C++, or get a grasp on graphic design basics, has a huge selection of video tutorials that can help you gain the skills you need. Normally, you would need to pay a subscription fee to access their video tutorials, but you can access for free through our website using your Addison Public Library card number. You can also explore Gale Courses for more professional development videos.

Explore the industry

Not sure which career path is right for you? Browse the Occupational Outlook Handbook to explore the skills and education you need for various jobs and see how in-demand certain jobs are in today’s market.


Learn from Local Experts

Does keeping track of job postings and network opportunities feel overwhelming? Whether you have just entered the job market or have been looking for a job for a while, An Organized Approach to Your Job Search (Mon, Mar. 25  7:00-8:00) will teach you how to approach your search in an organized fashion. We will discuss tracking your job searches, managing your time, networking, and more skills that will simplify your search for a new job.

Whether you are seeking your first job or returning to the workforce, you will need a resume that stands out. Bob Schlacks, who has 20 years of experience as a Human Resources Specialist, will host a Resume Workshop (Mon., Apr. 22  6:00-8:00) to help local jobseekers. Please bring your resume for a 1 on 1 review at the end of the program. Registration Opens Monday, March 25


Learn from Books and Magazines

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the business world by borrowing digital copies of popular magazines like EntrepreneurKiplinger's, and The Economist on your computer or device through RB Digital, or browse our catalog for books on applying for jobs. We're always happy to help you find a book that's relevant to you, so please don't hesitate to ask us for help!