The Seattle Public Library has partnered with WorkSource Seattle-King County to become a WorkSource Connection Site. WorkSource Partners are equal opportunity employers and providers of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for persons with disabilities.
FREE classes - Learn how to use a computer, get an email address, or improve basic English skills.
FREE voice mail access - No telephone? A Community Voice Mail agency can provide voice mail access so potential employers can leave messages.
FREE resources - The Job Resource Center on Level 5 of the Central Library has computers and reference items to help with your job search. You may use a computer for two hours per day, which does not count toward your general Internet time.
Career Discovery & Job Skills
WOIS/The Career Information System - Washington state information on salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various jobs. Includes tools to help you choose a career. To use this resource from home, call the Library at 206-386-4636 for login information. Watch our video.
Occupational Handbook Online - Find educational requirements, earnings, working conditions, and hiring outlook for a full range of job types.
Adult Learning Center - Get one-on-one help with your resume, tips on starting a job search, and more! Tutors are available every day, except holidays, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Live Resume Help- Get one-on-one help with your resume, tips on starting a job search, and more! Tutors are available every day, except holidays, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Select "Write a Winning Resume" to get started.
Career Transitions - Create a resume using an easy, step-by-step resume wizard. Explore occupational interests and match them with career paths.
Resume Worksheet (PDF) - Use this worksheet to record your previous jobs and activities. You will need this information when creating a resume or applying for jobs.
Most employers interview candidates to find the best person for the job. During an interview you will explain your skills and interest in the job. You also will want to pay attention to appropriate interview behavior. Here are a few tips:
Find out something about the company or organization before the interview
Review your accomplishments before your interview
Be on time
Be polite and friendly to everyone you meet
Try to relax. Avoid signs of nervousness such as tapping your foot, drumming your fingers, etc.