Job and Career


start here with a library card

Apply online to receive a Library Card Number that you can use immediately to access our eCollection and public computers.  This card number is good for 2 years. (Customers age 13 and up are invited to apply online.)

Visit our Start Here page for more details on obtaining a Library Card.


Job Search, Training

joblinc mobile career center

JobLINC is the Library’s mobile job and career center and helps job seekers locate employment opportunities. It also helps employers find workers. Visit the JobLINC page for more information including the JobLINC schedule and their list of current job openings.


Business Assistance, Job Search

reference usa

ReferenceUSA is a comprehensive collection of databases and tools to help you start and run a business, connect to consumers, find a job and more. Databases include:

  • Businesses
  • New Businesses
  • Healthcare
  • Historical Businesses
  • Jobs and Internships
  • Standard White Pages
  • Consumer/Lifestyles
  • New Movers and Homeowners

Library Card required if accessing outside of the Library.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.

Training Material:

  • Once logged in, select “Learning Center” at the top-right to access documents, webinars, and more.

Training

lynda.com video tutorials

Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.

This includes courses and videos on MS Office, resume writing, and interview techniques.

Library Card required.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.


peterson’s career prep (gale presents)

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they are entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Career assessments prompt personalized career recommendations and guidance on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for open jobs opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

Webinar


Training

testing & education reference center

Testing & Education Reference Center can help guide patrons and students in a number of areas: test prep, college planning, financial aid tools, career development, and international tools.

This includes the Visual CVResume Creator tool that walks you through the resume process. Click HERE to access Visual CVResume Creator.

A full list of tests is listed HERE.


Career ebooks (Overdrive/libby)

OverDrive/Libby includes a number of Career eBooks to assist in your job search.

Library Card required.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.


Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Job & Career books @ the library

Browse our collection of Job & Career books HERE, place them on hold and have them delivered to your closest branch.

Library Card required.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.


Linc/2-1-1 community information

Our LINC/2-1-1 Community Information Database includes several resources for those looking for a job:


Business Assistance, Job Search, Training

grow with google

Grow with Google is partnering with the Memphis Public Libraries and various organizations across the nation to provide free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. There are also a new collection of resources called the Remote Work Hub to help people communicate, learn, teach, and work from home.


Job Search

career transitions

Access to Career Transitions ENDS September 30, 2020. It is replaced with Peterson’s Career Prep, listed above. NOTE: If you have a resume saved in Career Transitions, instructions are available HERE on retrieving it before access is lost.


Training

leadership and management: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management provides access to authoritative periodical content covering such topics as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.


Job Search

vocations and careers: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. Vocations and Careers offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals ranging from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


questions?

Visit or call the Library or submit a question online.