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 Ballard 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.
Job Search One-on-One
Get free one-on-one help with your job search from a WorkSource specialist. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs, and interviewing techniques. Find us at the Central Library's Job Resource Center, located on Level 7.
Career Discovery & Job Skills
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.
Career Bridge - Washington State government website with education programs, career quiz, and labor market data.
CareerOneStop - Wage and Salary Information - Salary information by occupation, location, highest paying jobs.
O*NET OnLine - Information on occupations.
Occupational Handbook Online - Find educational requirements, earnings, working conditions, and hiring outlook for a full range of job types.
Safari Books Online - Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 1,000 digital books on computing, databases, programming, Web design and more.
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.
Workforce Explorer Washington - Labor market information and forecasts from the state of Washington.
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.
Cover Letter & Resume
Find books and resources to help you create winning cover letters and resumes.
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 - A job search site for people over 50.
- CareerBuilder- One of the oldest job search websites with free tools for creating resumes and cover letters.
- Craigslist- Online classified ads website that includes job listings by location.
- Glass Door- Read reviews from candidates that interviewed for actual positions at a company, plus other "inside" information.
- Indeed- The most widely used websites for job seekers, with thousands of jobs posted each day.
- Job Openings with King County - Browse career opportunities in King County departments.
- LinkedIn- Online professional networking platform for job seekers, entrepreneurs, and businesses.
- Monster- Widely used job search site, and the official partner of WorkSourceWA.
- NWjobs- Job classified ads from The Seattle Times.
- USAJOBS - Search for U.S. government jobs using the official job site of the United States federal government.
- VetJobs - Job search site for veterans of military service.
- Working for Washington State - Find a government job in Washington State.
- WorkSource Washington- Access an assortment of free resources for job searching, workshops and hiring events, coaching, and much more.
- ZipRecruiter - Search over eight million job listings in the United States.
Microsoft Office Specialist & Technology Associate Certification Exams
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. We are partnering with Washington State Library to offer MOS and MTA certification exams as a part of the Microsoft Imagine Academy program. We offer these normally paid exams for free.
If you have a question or need help, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.