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Job Hunting and Career Resources at the Library

The library offers resources that can help you find a job, like our trained staff, public computers, and books on interviews, resumes, and cover letters. If you need in-depth help to get information for your job search, call your local library in advance of your visit.
Library Business Resources

Henrico County Public Library provides many valuable resources for business owners, operators, and entrepreneurs. From market research databases and free WiFi, to meeting space and professional-grade technology, the library offers free tools to support your business.

Job Skills Resources

Learning Express Library
Math, reading, and writing tutorials, online prep for occupational exams, GED®, ACT®, SAT, AP and more.

Computer Classes at HCPL
Free classes in basic computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office apps.

Virginia Career Works Capital Region
A federally funded organization that provides workforce services to employers, youth, adults, and dislocated workers. Free.

Peterson's Career Prep
The Peterson's Career Prep tools help you get a handle on what careers interest you, the skills and training you'll need, and what you can expect from your career path. Discover which careers suit you best, research potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations that interest you.

JobNow
JobNow provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume templates, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.

VetNow
VetNow supports your community's veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.

Helpful Local Agencies
Job Search Basics

Today, most job searching and applications are done online. We recommend you do these things before getting started with your search:

  • Create an email address.
    • Almost all employers require an email address to apply for jobs. If you don't have one, go to GmailYahoo, and Outlook.com where you can get one for free.
  • Prepare your resume.
    • If you don't have your resume as an electronic document, you can create one. Click here to download a basic Word resume template, created by HCPL librarians, to get started.
    • Having trouble? Ask at your library's Information Desk for help with setting up your resume. Direct help may be available as time permits.
  • Save your resume.
    • In addition to your finished Word file, save a copy of your resume as a plain text file. This can open on any computer, and will allow you to easily copy and paste your resume text into online application forms.
  • Keep your resume handy.
    • Make sure you can easily access your resume when needed. It is recommended that you save your resume to a USB drive or to the cloud. 
Books on Careers and Job Hunting

Search the Library's Catalog

  • Visit www.henricolibrary.org/catalog
  • Select Subject from the drop-down box of search options. Enter search terms such as: Career Changes, Career Development, Cover Letters, Employment Interviewing, Job Hunting, Professions, Resumes, Vocational Guidance,andOccupations.
    • Also, try more specific terms relating to your occupation of interest. For example, if you are interested in nursing, try a subject search using the terms Vocational Guidance Nursing.

Browse the Shelves

Below are shelf locations where job-hunting materials can be found:

650.14

Resumes, cover letters, and interviewing

331.702

Occupations

Ayuda de búsqueda trabajo para hispanohablantes
  • Yahoo! en Español: Correo: Correo electrónico gratis de Yahoo.
    • Free Yahoo! mail in Spanish.
  • En la biblioteca, busque libros debajo el número de clasificación 650.14.
    • In the library, look for books under the call number 650.14.
Jobs At the Library
  • Jobs and internships at the library are listed through the Henrico County Department of Human Resources. Current job listings for the library and other County agencies are available at henricojobs.com.
Jobs With Henrico County
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