Jobs & Careers

The library offers resources online, in print, and at the library to assist you with job hunting, resume & cover letter creation, and even develop educational skills, such as Microsoft Office products, time & task management, and accounting & finance management. 

Search all these topics and more in our library catalog and with the online resources listed below.

Use the Library's Learning Center, where you can apply for jobs online, create resumes & cover letters.

Career Exploration

Washington Career Bridge Explore careers, get the education & job training you need to get the job you want.

Career One Stop  - U.S Dept. of Labor site, tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career information on duties, employment outlook, educational requirements, training, and salary expectations.

Employment Security Department - Information on job searching, unemployment, and job skills assessment.

Best Jobs USA - Lists of job opportunities, company profiles, and career lists.

My Next Move - Interest profiler: find out your interests and how they relate to the work world.

Job Hunting

Washington WorkSource - Local agency for employment. Find work, resume and networking assistance, and access career information in the local area.

Zip Recruiter: Over 10,000 new companies subscribe every month and 100,000+ employers have used ZipRecruiter to hire millions of job seekers. The #1 rated job search tool on Android and iOS. - Official source for government job openings and employment information.

JobBank USA - Search for jobs by industry, fields, or company. Access multiple job searching sites at the same time. - Search job opportunities worldwide. Search by location, company, industry or job title.

Career Builder - Search by salary requirements, ads published in print newspapers, and a variety of other sources. - Directory of nonprofit and community organizations across hundreds of counties. Includes volunteer opportunities and internships.

Glassdoor- Job search, Companies & Reviews, Salaries, Interviews.

Neuvoo - Job discovery and salary calculator (calculates net income after taxes by state).

Resumes & Cover Letters

Resumes & Vitas (Purdue OWL Writing Lab) - A complete introduction to job search writing and resume creation.

Resumes Examples (AARP) - How to show accomplishments and life experiences on your resume.

Resume Walk-Through (Career One Stop) - Examples, guidelines, and tips for writing resumes.

Cover Letters (Career One Stop) - Includes template and types of cover letters

Education & Job skills

Microsoft Imagine Academy - An online collection of training materials on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Windows Operating System, Windows Server, databases, programming, and more.

Varsity Tutor - Education and career related practice test: SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, GMAT, etc.

mySkillsmyFuture - Explore new careers that may use the skills and experience gained in previous jobs.

Apprenticeship and Journeyman Center - Take classes and participate in apprentice training through Spokane Community College.

Next Generation Zone - Teen job seekers explore career options.

Washington State

Access Washington - State employment site for:

Job skills and worker training

Finding a job

Unemployment information

Worker rights, wages, and safety

Services for individuals with disabilities

Licenses, laws, and regulations


Washington State Living Well - Available services include:

Finances and money management

Employment and job-seeking

Employment Security Department - Lists wage information, job openings, and provides resume assistance, specific to Washington State.

Unemployment Benefits - Apply for benefits and learn about eligibility.