Career Resources

HPL Career Service

Compass Center

Located on the 2nd floor at Central Library- provides information, services and programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs, college and job seekers, career changers and grant seekers.

Workforce Solutions

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Looking for a job? Need help writing a résumé? Seeking advice on your career? Houston Public Library and Workforce Solutions are here to help!

Get free assistance with:

  • Job search assistance
  • Résumé writing tips
  • Interviewing tips
  • Rebranding your skills
  • Career advice
  • Educational information
  • Use your library card to register for free online courses from Gale Courses and Lynda.com
  • Access career resources and resume help from Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Locations, Days and Time

Central Library, Compass 2nd Floor

500 McKinney, 77002 | 832-393-1313
Mondays | 2 PM - 4 PM
Tuesdays | 2 PM - 4 PM
Wednesdays | 10 AM - 12 PM
Thursdays | 10 AM - 12 PM

Ring Neighborhood Library

8835 Long Point, 77055 | 832-393-2000
Tuesdays | 1 PM - 4 PM
Fridays | 1 PM - 4 PM

Walk-ins are welcome. For more information about Workforce Solutions, please visit www.wrksolutions.com.

We also offer free computer classes and open job labs where you can brush up on your tech and interview skills. 

Online Resources

Entrepreneurial

  • Small Business Reference Center Provides periodical articles, reference books, and 'how to' videos on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.
     

Company Information

Resume Writing and Interview Skills

  • Optimal Resume Provides guides and examples for resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and creating an online presence through social networking and your own web site.  
  • Gale Courses Offers online courses designed for adult lifelong learners who are looking to acquire new skills to aid in career development. The instructor-lead courses last six weeks with a total of 12 lessons. Please be sure to read the home page carefully for instructions on how to request the pass code needed to register for a course.  
  • Learning Express Library Offers courses in resume writing, job search and business writing skills, as well as practice exams.  
  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center Provides help with resume writing and interviewing and links to practice exams.

Job

  • Career OneStop  Job banks for employers and job seekers.
  • Employment Guide.com  Online version of the Employment Guide magazine includes hourly and skilled jobs from entry-level to mid-management.
  • ComputerWork.com  Jobs for programmers, DBAs, analysts, and other computer professionals. Submit your resume for automatic job matching.
  • JOBS: Houston  Employment service for the Houston area.
  • Riley Guide  An index to employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.
  • TweetMyJobs Houston!  Website and mobile app that matches qualified job seekers with thriving Houston businesses. It is a service provided by the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity.
  • WorkInTexas  Public and private sector jobs listed with the Texas Workforce Commission. Education and training opportunities which lead to employment.
  • USA Jobs  Employment opportunities with the federal government.

Careers

Salaries

  • Glassdoor Company salaries, reviews and interviews
  • Salary Center  Online salary, benefits and cost of living surveys both general and by profession as well as national and state level.
  • Salaries and Wages -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management  Pay scale for Federal jobs in 30 cities and rural areas.
  • Salary Calculator  Relocation tool that compares the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.
  • Salary.com  Detailed salary information for a wide range of jobs sorted by occupation and region, and additional career advice, news and resources.