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Career Services

The Library can help you toward a career through one-on-one help, online tutorials on our blog, workshops, or point you in the right direction for navigating local supports around Indianapolis.

Career Services

Career Centers

Adults needing help with creating a resume, searching for a job or career online, or filling out an online job application are invited to receive free one-on-one assistance.

Library Programs & Events

Central Library Data + Drafts: Good Pay Jobs
Thursday, September 8 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Register
WFYI & the Polis Center bring together data and resources to explore important topics around equity, health, education, and beyond. Light snacks and beer from Sun King Brewery will be available. Event is free to attend - but is only for those 21+. Registration requested due to limited capacity. This conversation will be a deeper exploration of the data around high need/high paying jobs and what that looks like in Marion County.

Central Library Pathways into Tech: Cloud Computing
Saturday, August 20 from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Register
Explore emerging pathways into technology including the growing Cloud Computing industry in Indianapolis. Register now to reserve your spot and get notified with the latest news. Presented in partnership with Indy Women in Tech.

Garfield Park Basic Career and Workplace Resources Series:

  • LinkedIn Learning
    Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. Register
    Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning. Your library card gives you free unlimited access to more than 16,000 courses in 7 different languages. Keep up to date with technology and build career-boosting business know-how.
  • Resume Writing
    Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. RegisterIn this class you will learn what information to gather, what phrases to use, what type of resume best represents you, and how to catch a future employer's eye by first grabbing their digital eye.

Haughville Near West Side Job Fair
Tuesday, August 30 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Details
We will be having a job fair at the Haughville Branch library. We will have a variety of employers represented. The career center will run concurrently to help with resumes and job applications.

Take free classes anytime, at your own pace on LinkedIn Learning

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Learn relevant, professional, technology skills on LinkedIn Learning. Your library card gives you free unlimited access to classes in technology categories like cloud computing, data science, database management, IT help desk, mobile development, network and system administration, security, software development, and web development. Learn how here.

Need help? Call, text, or email Ask-a-Librarian. We are here to help you find what you need and make the most of Library resources

Local Unemployment and Re-employment Support

Creating a resume can be challenging, but there are tools that can make it easier. Check out our blog with instructions and helpful how-to video for getting started with a new resume, how to keep it professional, and use a FREE Library tool called Career Transitions to develop and download a professional resume.

Automated resume readers are utilized by many employers, and it is important that your resume contains the right words so that it stands out - both to the humans and the computers reviewing it. Visit our blog to see how you can fine-tune your resume to get seen.

Identifying transferable skills is very important in today's job market. Recruiters and employers like knowing that their applicants understand how skills from a previous job or industry can fit in a new career - and there are tips and tricks on our blog that can help you reflect on your own experience to make these connections.

WorkOne Indy is Marion County's provider of state-level unemployment and career services. Take a look at their website for helpful links, workshops, and services related to job-seeker resources, training opportunities, job boards, and more.

Unemployment insurance is handled by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). residents who have lost their job can find information and resources related to filing for unemployment insurance on the DWD website.

YES Indy is a program specifically designed to help young adults - age 16-25 - get the guidance and financial support they need to complete their education, train for a job, and get employed. Learn how they work with community partners to help.

The High School Equivalency, or HSE (formerly known as the GED), is an alternative for earning a high school diploma in Indiana. An HSE Diploma is considered a minimum requirement for many employers, and can be earned through Indiana's network of Adult Education Providers.

Check out Our Resume Tune-up Book List

Looking for help creating a new—or strengthening an existing—resume? This list highlights a variety of resume writing resources that can help you communicate who you are and what you have to offer. It also includes an invitation to sign up for an online appointment with an IndyPL Career Center Assistant. #indypladults


DeCarlo, Laura

Don't let the Resumes for Dummies title fool you. This book provides well-ordered, in-depth advice on creating winning resumes. It also offers insights into navigating the job search process in this digital age. Resumes for Dummies is also available as an eBook through Overdrive/Libby.

The Perfect Resume

Resumes That Work in the New Economy!

Quillen, W. Daniel

Drawing on his 20+ years of experience as an HR Director, the author of The Perfect Resume walks you through the basics of resume mechanics, keywords and action words, listing your accomplishments, and more to help you craft a resume that gets results.

Modernize your Resume

Get Noticed ... Get Hired

Enelow, Wendy

This resource is packed with examples of modern resumes that are designed to grab a hiring manager's attention. Each chapter focuses attention on a different aspect of your resume.

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