Job & Career Success

Finding a Job

Finding a job can seem overwhelming. The BPL is your one-stop spot for job search success. Let us mentor you through the process.
We offer:

  • one-on-one resume review
  • interview support
  • online guides
  • career development events

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Résumé & Cover Letter Review

The Kirstein Business Library has librarians ready to help you with your résumé and/or cover letter. Just email with your document(s) and someone will get back to you with suggestions.

Job Search & Interview Advice

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The Kirstein Business Library has librarians ready to help you with your job search and/or interview skills. Just email with your request and someone will get back to you.

Job Search Help

Job Seekers' Guide

This guide contains suggestions and strategies to get the most out of your job search.
A to Z databases. Free: business profiles; people look-up; mailing lists & sales leads; job search; resume & cover letter templates; background & criminal search


AtoZdatabases is a leading job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents.

Reentry Centers for Formerly Detained Citizens & Job Help

This guide contains resources for finding reenetry centers in MA as well as job and educational resources for formerly detained citizens.

Internship Seeker's Guide

Use this guide to explore resources and tips for finding internships & making the most of your internship.

Career Prep Resources

Explore occupations and prepare for job-related exams with our career preparation resources.  Find your perfect career match with these resources. You can also browse titles from our career eBook library and curated BPL booklist suggestions for ideas.

Carousel of Career Preparation Resources

Job Skills & Training

Need to brush up on or learn a new skill to get that job? Take advantage of our video and webinar based learning tools. From language learning, to creative software, to coding, our resources and workshops will keep your skills relevant in an ever changing workplace.

Skill Building & Training

LearningExpress Library

Test prep materials & practice exams for K-12, GED, college admissions, citizenship, professional licensing, certification & career prep.

JVS Boston

JVS can help you advance your high school education, build skills for jobs, advance your career, and help you secure your finances.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

LinkedIn Learning offers 16,000 video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts

Mango Languages

An interactive language-learning resource supporting dozens of languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Hindi, and Spanish.


Skill Building Guides

Intro to Design Software

This guide includes resources to for learning about graphic design and popular design software.

Film and Video Editing Software for Beginners

This guide contains resources and information to make high quality videos at the Boston Public Library.

Skill Development & Continuing Education Guide

This guide contains web resources for skill development and continuing education for job and career success.
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