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Job & Career

Resources to help you land a job or find a new career.

Reference Librarian

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Julia Selwyn
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Central Library - Reference

600 Soledad St

207-2500

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Job & Business Classes

The library can help you improve your job search online or start a small business.  Check out one of our free classes.

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Computer Classes

New to computers? No problem. We offer free computer classes at most library branches. Basic computer skills are essential in today's job market.

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Welcome to the Job and Career Guide

Interested in finding a new job or career?  Here you can search our library catalog, check out our databases, and even take a look at our favorite resources - all in one place. 

Click on the other tabs for career, interviewing, and resume tips for more details.

Jobs and Small Business Center Information


Jobs and Small Business Center

The Jobs and Small Business Center on the 5th floor of the Central Library is dedicated to helping our patrons as they search for a job or perform library database business research.  Our online resources are available 24/7 with your San Antonio Public Library card. 

Please be aware that San Antonio Public Libraries are currently under Phase 2 services to limit the spread of Covid-19 - we are offering contact free pickup at branches and offering reserved computer sessions at 9 branch locations.  If you need assistance with a resume during your session, please bring one friend to help.  For more information, please see this link: https://guides.mysapl.org/covid-19/how-to

Please check our homepage www.mysapl.org for updates.  You can also reach our JSBC Reference Team with remote help by clicking on Ask-A-Librarian or it's Virtual Chat on M-F 9-5 PM.

We wish you well - and have provided a new LibGuide to help customers with Unemployment during this challenging time.  We are here for you.

How to Write A Resume

Helpful Links

Favorite Books

You can find more books in our catalog under these keywords: interviewing, resume, job hunting and employment interviewing.  We encourage you to visit Central Library's Job and Small Business Center for a specialized collection of books and resources to meet your career goals. Search Catalog

Job Websites

Did you know that only a tiny fraction of jobs are listed in the paper?  Use these helpful sites to expand your job search into the online world.

Job Hunting Tips

Looking for jobs is hard work, but if you start out right you can make it a little easier.

  • Be prepared - have all your previous job details down before you start looking.
  • Be a researcher - use a business database or the San Antonio Business Journal to do research into desired employers.
  • Job hunt in different places - look in the paper, online, and through your network of friends and family.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to the desired job - fit your skills to what they are looking for.
  • Be professional when you communicate with prospective employers.