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
Job Search Links
- CareerCenter @ Lewiston
- Career One Stop
- JobStar Central
- Job Hunters Bible
- Live and Work in Maine
- Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (check prospects and earnings info for various career fields)
- State Job Banks
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.
Career Center Appointments
Maine Career Centers provide 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.
You can now schedule appointments with a career counselor here at the Auburn Public Library! Appointments are scheduled on Thursdays or Fridays; we will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org..