Jobs & Career Resources

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San José Public Library is committed to providing a variety of free resources and services for you as you look for a job or decide on a career path.

Featured Career Titles

  • Knock 'em Dead 2016
  • Great Answers, Great Questions for Your Job Interview
  • Do What You Are
  • Knock 'em Dead Resumes
  • The Perfect Interview
  • 1,001 Phrases You Need to Get a Job
  • Knock 'em Dead Job Interview
  • Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions
  • The Essential Job Interview Handbook
  • Boost Your Interview IQ
  • Knock 'em Dead Social Networking
  • Standout 2.0

Online Library Resources - access anywhere with a library card

First-time users may have to create an account with these free resources.

  • Explore new careers, prepare for a job search, find jobs and submit your applications.

  • Learn a variety of software products online for free, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

  • Use practice tests, tutorials, and downloadable ebooks for math, reading, writing, and social studies as well as for various job, school, or licensing tests; for tests including SAT, ACT, GED, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB, and U.S. Citizenship. Create a resume and learn about interviewing and job search skills. For elementary school and up.

  • An online learning site that hosts a growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. The videos are delivered by expert instructors on creative, business and technology topics such as web design, photo editing and project management.

  • Access detailed directory information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, including address, sales, headquarter and subsidiary information, and SIC and NAICS numbers. Find job listings, access company information and apply for jobs all in one place.

  • Learn to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Improve business skills in project management, marketing, and finance. Most courses are at a professional level. To create a new Treehouse account, please complete this form. If you already have a San José Public Library account with Treehouse, proceed directly to the Treehouse site.

  • Find scholarships, loans and financial aid.

  • Submit your resume and cover letter for personal feedback from a trained professional. Access worksheets, tutorials and study guides for adults on citizenship, GED, computer literacy, financial literacy, and job searching. Also includes materials on helping children with homework.

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