We can help you find your next job
Looking for a job? Find help at some of our Library locations. Free job search and career development programs are offered at the Central Library and Rainier Beach branch. Special Job Search computers are available at Ballard branch, Rainier Beach branch and on level 7 at the Central Library.
Get Started with Your Job Search
We have partnered with WorkSource Seattle-King County to become a WorkSource Connection Site. WorkSource Partners are equal opportunity employers and provide employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for persons with disabilities.
We offer free classes to teach you how to use a computer, get an email address, or improve basic English skills.
The Job Resource Center on Level 7 of the Central Library has computers and reference items to help with your job search. You may use a computer for two hours per day, which does not count toward your general Internet time.
We have job search resources you can use for free, on our computers or anywhere with an internet connection.
Career Discovery & Job Skills
WOIS/The Career Information System - Washington state information on salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various jobs. Includes tools to help you choose a career. To use this resource from home, call the Library at 206-386-4636 for login information. Watch our video.
WorkSourceWA.com - WorkSourceWA.com offers all the industry-leading expertise of Monster.com. It offers job seekers access to thousands of jobs and advanced job-search tools to find career opportunities more easily.
Career Bridge - Washington State government website with education programs, career quiz, and labor market data.
Occupational Handbook Online - Find educational requirements, earnings, working conditions, and hiring outlook for a full range of job types.
CareerOneStop - Wage and Salary Information - Salary information by occupation, location, highest paying jobs.
Career Transitions - Explore occupational interests and match them with career paths.
LearningExpress Library - Test preparation for GED, civil service, firefighters, law enforcement, military, nursing, real estate, teaching and more.
O*NET OnLine - Information on occupations.
Safari Books Online - Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 1,000 digital books on computing, databases, programming, Web design and more.
Workforce Explorer Washington - Labor market information and forecasts from the state of Washington.
Apprenticeship & Nontraditional Employment for Women - Helps women learn more about construction trades and industrial careers in King County though free job counseling, financial support and workshops.
Cover Letter & Resume
Resume Worksheet (PDF) - Use this worksheet to record your previous jobs and activities. You will need this information when creating a resume or applying for jobs.
Resume Builder - Create a resume using an easy, step-by-step resume wizard. Call 206-386-4636 to request an access code.
Employers often advertise job openings in three ways:
Individual company websites - Interested in a job at a specific company? Look on the company's Web site.
Industry trade websites & listservs - Trade associations advertise jobs online. We can help you identify trade associations for your industry.
Local and national job websites - List local and national job openings. Here are a few examples:
- AARP Job Search (For people over 50)
- Job Openings with King County
- USAJOBS - Search for U.S. government jobs using the official job site of the United States federal government.
- VetJobs - For veterans of military service.
- Working for Washington State
- WorkSource Washington
If you have a question or need help, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.