Job Hunting Resources  

The Library has many free resources to help you hunt for a job, prepare for a new career, and increase your skills. Visit any Library location or view the resources below.

Your Library card number may be required to access some of these resources. To apply online for a card, visit getacard.nolalibrary.org.

Updating Job Skills

Online Library resources (account sign-in required):

  • Career Online High School for Adults - The Library and YMCA Educational Services (YES!) have partnered to make it easier for adults to earn their high school diplomas – online, for free, and in as little as five months.

  • Driver Education Program - Free practice tests for LA DMV exams including motorcycle and CDL test prep.

  • HomeworkLouisiana - This resource is not just for students. Connect with a career coach and receive real-time career advice in an online classroom, or leave a résumé or cover letter for feedback from a coach. Also access templates, writing guidelines, and other job search resources. Note: The online classroom is available Sundays - Thursdays from 10am - midnight.

  • Lynda.com - A massive online training library where patrons can learn through self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or add to your LinkedIn profile.

  • LearningExpress - This learning platform offers self-paced workshops and resources. Learn more about a career, prepare for an occupational exam, and learn job search and workplace skills. There are also modules that help to strengthen math and reading skills in preparation for a new job.

  • Louisiana Jobs and Career Center - This website pulls together resources for those seeking new careers, changing jobs, needing a little extra help preparing for the job market, online one-on-one tutoring, access to free workforce development classes, and small business help.

  • Pronunciator - Choose from 80 languages to learn, practice English as a Second Language (ESL), or study for the citizenship test.

Other online skill-building websites:

  • CareerOneStop - CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

  • Goodwill Community Foundation - GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions of people learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more.

  • Occupation Outlook Handbook - This resource from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides career information on education and training, duties, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.