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Job Seekers

Job and Career Help at the Library

Appomattox Regional Library System is happy to offer the Virtual Career Library an online resource offering assistance with

  • searching for jobs
  • creating resumes and cover letters
  • preparing for interviews
  • changing to a new career
  • transitioning out of the military
  • developing networking skills
  • negotiating salary

If your next career move is into a different field where you need to take a certification or licensing exam, we also offer the Testing & Education Center which includes test prep for a variety of professional exams. To access the Virtual Career Library and the rest of the Testing & Education Center, click here and then go to “Career Tools” and “Virtual Career Library”.

The library also offers materials that can be checked out on a variety of subjects including tailoring resumes for specific fields, certification and licensing test prep, interview skills, and advice on changing careers. These items can be found in our catalog and checked out by any patron with a library card in good standing.


Searching Online at the Library

Since a lot of jobs are now being advertised through internet sites, and have required electronic applications, you may find yourself spending a lot of time searching for jobs online. Some of the common websites used by job seekers are Indeed, LinkedIn (which also offers online resumes), U.S. Jobs and USAJobs (for government opportunities), Idealist (for nonprofit and volunteer opportunities), Monster, and CareerBuilder. Although librarians often do not have time to sit down with a patron for extended amounts of time, we can help you find some of these websites and get you started using them. You may also consider visiting the Virginia Employment Commission in Hopewell, as they are able to spend more time with job seekers one-on-one to find and apply for jobs.


Other Links for Local Job Help

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