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.
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.
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 supports your community's veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.
- Virginia Employment Commission: information on unemployment benefits, including a handbook for claimants and job seekers, answers to commonly asked questions, and relevant statutes, regulations, and case law.
- Virginia Career Works Capital Region: A federally funded organization that provides workforce services to employers, youth, adults, and dislocated workers. Free.
- Henrico County Social Services
- Starting, Relocating, or Expanding Your Business in Richmond, VA
- Network2WorkRVA Connects skilled job seekers with employers.
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.
- 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.
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:
Resumes, cover letters, and interviewing
- 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.