Career Resources at the BPL

Career, Get started nowThe Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) has a growing collection of books for resume and cover letter writing, job discovery and prep books for career related exams. We also offer resume & cover letter review drop-ins. Check out the calendar for July dates. In addition, for patrons who are unable make the drop-in times, KBLIC provides one hour one-on-one appointments for resume, cover letter and interview practice. To ask for an appointment, email businessref@bpl.org and in the subject line use “Resume Review”.  

Lynda.com

If you want to learn or brush up on new skills, especially technology skills, the Boston Public Library subscribes to the database Lynda.com. Lynda.com is video courses in business, software, technology, creative skills, as well as resume writing and interviewing skills, taught by recognized industry experts. You can access this database through our Online Resources (located under “Books and More”) under Learning Tools – Online Courses or using the A-Z Resources option.

Job search

Job help is also available at the Lower Mills, Uphams Corner and Codman Square branches. Staff from the Dorchester Career Access Points and WORK Inc. will help guide individuals through the job seeking process. Individualized help, including job seeking skills, resume work, direction to classes and services as needed.  For dates, times and more information, check out https://bit.ly/2HXA2Hj.

AAUW Work Smart

A great program offered by AAUW Work Smart in Boston is the Salary Negotiation Workshop. Attend a free two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. For dates, times and more information, check out https://bit.ly/2tjHeZ2.

Where do I start Job searching?

So where to you get started....check out our Job Seekers’ Guide to help you get started on your career path with career discovery, resume, cover letter and interviewing resources. If you want to get your foot in the door or changing careers and want to show some experience in the field, check out our Internship Seekers’ Guide.

 

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