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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.

Near West Job Fair

Haughville Wednesday, August 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.

See our full listing of career and job related programs or browse our computer classes.

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.

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Local Unemployment and Re-employment Support

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.

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.

Looking for Work?

Central Library hosts its annual resource fair in the fall, an event which aims to promote local community organizations and the services they provide, including assistance with substance abuse, mental health, medical screenings, homelessness, employment, and teen/youth agencies. This list will highlight library resources on job seeking.

Ultimate Job Search

Master the Art of Finding your Ideal Job, Getting An Interview and Networking

Williams, Lynn

Described as a "one stop shop for all job hunters" and written by a career counselor, this book contains helpful tips and tricks for every stage of the job search.

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting your Dream Job

Everything You Need to Know to Land your First Job and Find Career Success

Raskin, Don

As the owner of a marketing and advertising agency, Don Raskin has interviewed numerous potential employees over the years and has made note of which interviews stood out and why, for good or for bad. He's also seen his fair share of resumes, cover letters, and follow-up letters, and decided to write this book to pass on his insider knowledge to job seekers.

Knock 'em Dead

The Ultimate Job Search Guide

Yate, Martin John

Career coach and former HR professional Marin Yate details how to develop the most in-demand skills and values to make yourself stand out to potential employers.

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