SJPL Works: Career & Business

Find your career. Build your business.

SJPL Works provides economic and workforce development resources for employment seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs.


150 E San Fernando, San José, CA 95112


Monday 9 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 6 PM

  Holiday Closures

How We Help Find Your Career

  • Resume Assistance: Meet with a Career Librarian one-on-one or in a small group setting for an overview of effective formatting, objective, experience, and accomplishment statements. A Career Librarian can also review and critique resumes and cover letters. Please send review request at least 3 days prior to application deadline. A 1-2 day turn around time is required, excluding weekends.
  • Mock Interviews: Meet with a Career Librarian one-on-one to practice for an interview.
  • Job Application Assistance: Meet with library staff and volunteers to get assistance in filling out job applications.
  • Career Exploration/Transitions: Meet with a Career Librarian one-on-one to explore opportunities tailored to your personality, skills, motivations, and professional environment preferences.

How We Help Build Your Business

  • Referrals: We connect you to organizations that can best assist with your business needs.
  • Market Research: We can teach you how to utilize library business online resources such as PrivCo, Reference Solutions Business Directory, and Rich’s Online Directory of Bay Area Businesses.

For individual assistance, we recommend making an appointment.

Please call 408-808-2310.

Career Events Series

Pt 1: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Learn the essential elements of a successful resume and cover letter including how to highlight your accomplishments and transferable skills.

Pt 2: Resume Review

Have your resume reviewed by a SJPL Works Business & Career Librarian during a 15 minute one-on-one meeting.

Pt 3: Interview & Networking Skills Workshop

Learn how to successfully prepare for an interview to land your next position.

Pt 4: Mock Interview

Practice your interview skills by answering behavioral/situational interview questions then receive feedback.

Workspaces and Collections

Small meeting room available at SJPL Works - table with four chairs, whiteboard and monitor on opposite walls.

SJPL Works: Workspaces & Technology Access

Collaborate, train, and meet virtually or in-person. Access computers, laptops, and tablets loaded with business software.

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Get research assistance for your trademark or patent, and access USPTO resources, such as PubWEST.

Business Planning Booklist

Dreaming of starting a business, but need some help creating a business plan? Here are some titles to help get you started.
Shelves with career and business materials at SJPL Works

About SJPL Works

We have partnered with numerous local organizations, and have dedicated staff available to assist you.

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