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.

Suggested Reading

All Library locations have access to the system’s collection of books about writing résumés and cover letters, job hunting, and preparing for occupational exams. In addition to our physical collection, we have thousands of e-books and audiobooks available to borrow. This is not a comprehensive list of library materials. Ask for assistance at any Library.

  • The 2-hour job search: using technology to get the right job faster by Steve Dalton

  • Modernize your resume: get noticed… get hired by Wendy Enelow

  • Blue collar résumés by Steven Provenzano

  • Knock 'em Dead: the Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin Yate

  • Modernize your job search letters: get noticed... get hired by Wendy Enelow

  • Motivated résumés & LinkedIn profiles!: (including cover letters and other important job search topics) by Brian Howard

  • Knock 'em dead résumés: a killer resume gets more job interviews! by Martin Yate

  • Overcoming employment barriers: 127 great tips for burying red flags and finding a job that's right for you by Ronald Krannich

  • 5 steps to rapid employment: the job you want at the pay you deserve by Jay Block

  • The ex-offender’s quick job hunting guide: the 10 sequential steps to re-entry success by Ronald Krannich

  • The ex-offender’s job interview guide: turn your red flags into green lights by Ronald Krannich

  • Best jobs for ex-offenders: 101 opportunities to jump-start your new life by Ronald Krannich

  • Career Rehab: rebuild your personal brand and rethink the way you work by Kanika Tolver

  • EntryLevelBoss: how to get any job you want by Alexa Shoen

  • Comeback careers: rethink, refresh, reinvent your success – at 40, 50, and beyond by Mika Brzezinski

  • Let them see you: the guide for leveraging your diversity at work by Porter Braswell

  • Careers by Marty Nemko

  • Mission transition: managing your career and your retirement by Janet Farley

  • Moving forward in mid-career: a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid off by John Henry Weiss

  • 50 ways to get a job: an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms by Dev Aujla

  • The new rules of work: the modern playbook for navigating your career by Alexandra Cavoulacos

  • Find your fit: a practical guide to landing a job you'll love by Sue Kaiden

  • What color is your parachute? by Richard Bolles

  • Designing your life by Dave Evans

  • Designing your work life by Dave Evans

  • Pivot by Jenny Blake

  • Don’t keep your day job: how to turn your passion into your career by Cathy Heller

  • Career catapult: shake up the status quo and boost your professional trajectory by Roopa Unnikrihnan