Job-Hunting Resources at the Library

Are you looking for a job or considering a career change?  You can pound the pavement with all the other job-hunters, or you can begin your search with a little preliminary legwork at the library.

Fort Bend County Libraries offers a variety of job-search resources, and two of our libraries are having some great workshops this month for job-hunters. Get advice from experts and explore our job-search resources that provide assistance on everything from creating a fantastic resumé to accessing area job lists – all in one place.

The programs are free and open to the public. The upcoming schedule of programs is as follows:


  • Get Help with Resumés & Applications at Sienna Branch Library

On Tuesday, January 8, the Sienna Branch Library will present an “Applications & Resumés” workshop beginning at 10:30 am, in the Multi-purpose Room of the library.

Cynthia S. Price, a United Way Thrive Employment Coach with Family Houston, will provide tips on how to properly complete a job application and structure a resumé to maximize one’s chances of securing an interview with a prospective employer.

Registration is NOT required for this program.


  • Resumé-Writing Workshop at George Memorial Library (Richmond)

Individuals creating a new resumé or updating an old one can get hands-on help at a special “Resumé-Writing Workshop” at George Memorial Library in Richmond on Tuesday, January 8, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library.

Learn the basics of putting together a resumé. Those attending this informal program will receive one-one-one help formatting a resumé and will receive a template and description of the essential elements that they can take home with them.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Participants may register by calling the library at 281-341-2604, or by visiting the library.


  • Learn About the “Hidden Job Market” at George Memorial Library Workshop

On Thursday, January 10, Richard Prather from Texas Workforce Solutions will present “Up & Out: Job-Search Skills” from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of George Memorial Library in Richmond.

Prather will discuss will talk about accessing the “hidden” job market. Learn how to make effective phone calls and leverage social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to find jobs that are not advertised through traditional means.

Registration is NOT required for this program.


  • Sienna Branch Library to Demonstrate Job & Career Accelerator Online Resource

Job-hunters can learn about a special online resource, Job & Career Accelerator™, available through Fort Bend County Libraries, at an introductory demonstration on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab at the Sienna Branch Library.

Staff from the library’s Adult Services department will provide an overview and demonstration of this easy-to-use online resource for job-hunters who are searching for the right job or a new career.

Job & Career Accelerator helps job-hunters create professional resumés and cover letters, get detailed and current information on a variety of occupations, match personal interests and skills with a desired career, improve interviewing skills, and much more. The database includes detailed information on more than 1,000 different occupations, and matches interests and skills with possible careers. It also provides more than five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings.

The Job & Career Accelerator resource can be accessed remotely at any time of the day or night from a home computer with an Internet connection. A library card barcode number is required to use this resource outside of the library.

Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website, click here. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2900, or by visiting the library.