Job & Career Success

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

NOTE: One-on-one Career Counseling Services will resume in June. If you have questions about career counseling services, or need immediate cover letter or resume review, please send a message to, and we will follow up.

Get Personalized One-on-One Job & Career Help

Résumé & Cover Letter Review

Neighborhood Branches and the Central Library have librarians ready to help you with your résumé and/or cover letter. Email to schedule an appointment.

Job Search & Interview Advice

Neighborhood Branches and the Central Library have 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.


Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)

KBLIC invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to its space.

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

Vault Career Guides

Vault publishes numerous employer, career, internship, resume, and interviewing guidebooks. The guides cover many industries.

LearningExpress Library

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

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep

Explore career tools to help you learn what you're interested in, the skills & training you'll need & what you can expect from this career.

Career Development Videos on Kanopy

Kanopy has books, eBooks, and videos on career development, interview skills, resume building, and career tips for young adults.

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 Guides

Intro to Design Software

This guide includes resources 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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