Job Search Resources

What you can do

We have the resources you need to find that first job, make a career change, polish that resume, or get that degree. And if you’re an absolute beginner who needs to learn how to use a computer to improve your job prospects, we have a solution for that, too.

There are several computers available in the lab for internet access and word processing. These computers are strictly for your job search and academic needs.

To see what we have, search our library catalog, come in and browse through our College & Career and Business & Work sections on the Library’s second floor or call the Library Reference Desk at 333-6640 ext. 4.

What we can do for you

Looking for a job? We have materials on:

  • Career Exploration
  • Where to find job openings
  • How to write a resume
  • How to write a cover letter
  • How to ace an interview
  • How to start a small business

Already have a job? We have materials on:

  • Employment law
  • How to communicate in the workplace
  • How to manage employees
  • How to manage workplace change
  • How to manage your career
  • How to study for a licensing exam
  • How to change careers
  • How to plan for retirement

Need to go back to school? We have materials on:

  • How to improve your reading, writing, and math skills
  • How to study for the GED
  • Where to get a college degree
  • How to study for an entrance exam
  • How to get financial aid

Be sure to also visit the Futures Lab for information on careers, colleges, financial aid and scholarships (including scholarships for nontraditional students), and information on test prep.

Job Search Links

Computer Lab

For your job search needs, the library has several computers available in the Computer Lab for internet access and word processing. These computers are strictly for your job search, academic, and research needs.  Simply check in at the Reference Desk.  Please note that time is limited to 3 consecutive hours and food and drink is not permitted in the Computer Lab.

CareerCenter Appointments

The Maine CareerCenter provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses.  Whether you are looking to improve your job qualifications, explore a different profession, find a new career, or start a new business, the Career Center can help.

CareerCenter services are available at the Auburn Public Library once a week.  At that time, a Career Consultant will be on hand to assist with career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, effective interviewing skills, job search essentials, and more!  Customers will be seen on a first come-first serve basis and should check in at the Reference Desk (2nd floor) upon arrival. To check the schedule, visit the Events page of our website or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

Appointments are also available with a Career Consultant via Zoom.  We can set you up with a webcam in one of our private study rooms and, should you need help during your appointment, we will be nearby to lend support.  We are one of several libraries in the state piloting this program.  Call or email the Reference Desk for more information — 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or reference@auburnpubliclibrary.org..