Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) provides free access to a wide variety of resources, services, programs and facilities useful to job seekers.
The Information Services Department, located on the third floor of Central Library, is a great place to spend time researching, working, meeting and networking. You will find a quiet working environment, abundant tables equipped with charging technology, reservable meeting rooms, public computers with printing, and wireless access for your devices. You may even want to spend time on the open air terrace.
Information Services Librarians are always available to assist you with your job and career research. To schedule an appointment call 336-703-3020.
Job and Career Resources
Use FCPL’s free resources to help you prepare for today’s competitive job market. Explore new careers, learn how to write resumes and cover letters, find techniques on interviewing, networking, and job searching, prepare for educational and occupational exams, learn workplace skills, research company and industry trends, search for prospective employers and many more topics critical to getting you back to work.
Find a wide variety of books related to jobs and careers as well as a special collection of test preparation books on the third floor of Central Library. Access the Library Catalog from anywhere to search books by author, title, subject or keyword.
Attend Computer Training Bridge individual and group instruction sessions. Workshops and open labs are scheduled on an on-going basis to assist job seekers in having the tools and skills needed to get hired.
Job and Career Online Resources
Access electronic resources essential to job and career research from anywhere in the world with your valid library card and PIN through FCPL Jobs and Careers category.
Cypress Resume Online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in a matter of minutes
Data-Axle Reference Solutions Within Data-Axle Reference Solutions, the U.S. Businesses database has over 57 million businesses nationwide to identify and research companies as potential employers. Additionally, the separate U.S. Jobs / Internships database includes 2.5 million job postings allowing you to search for current job openings.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Comprehensive reference containing in-depth career profiles and industry overviews, as well as instruction on educational planning, job hunting techniques and workplace skills. Includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
Learning Express Library Practice tests, tutorials and ebooks that help you prepare for academic and occupational standardized exams, improve skills in reading, writing and math, gain expertise in job searching, interviewing and networking and explore career opportunities
ProQuest Central Access to articles from thousands of professional journals, general interest magazines, newspapers and news wires that you can search for current job and career information, including identifying trends in your industry, profession or career field; researching prospective employers; and preparing for your interview.
ProQuest Ebook Central Immediate access to thousands of general interest and scholarly ebooks, ranging from broad overviews to in-depth explorations of all subject areas including job and career topics. Find ebook titles on job searching, resume writing, interviewing techniques, networking, workplace skills and more.
Testing and Education Reference Center Online practice tests, tutorials and ebooks to help you prepare for academic, military and occupational exams. Includes review of English, writing and math skills and in-depth information on college and graduate programs, professional training, scholarships and financial aid
Tutor.com Live online tutoring service which has options for you to connect with a career coach, have someone review your resume and allow you to search for jobs
Winston-Salem Journal Newspaper:Full text articles from the Winston-Salem Journal for researching local businesses and industry trends.