Job and Career Help

We're here to help you succeed in your job search with free tools and resources.

Check out JobNow

Get free, live coaching for help with resumes, interview practice, career coaching and job searching. Use their resume creator, templates and tools to prepare your resume and get it professionally reviewed in 24 hours.

Get Job Help

Get free help with job searching, resume writing, interviewing skills and technology training. This service is available at our Barnett, Franklinton, Hilltop, Karl Road, Parsons, South High and Whitehall branches. Check out the Upcoming Events section below for days and times.

Reserve an Expert

Book an online, one-on-one appointment to get the help you need.

  • Business: Looking for guidance on using our free resources to start or grow your business? Researching your competition? Starting your business plan? Whatever your business-related question, we’re here to help.

Grow with Google partners with Columbus Metropolitan Library and organizations across the nation to provide free training, tools and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business.

Remote Work Hub is a new collection of resources to help people communicate, learn, teach and work from home.

Have questions? Contact us.

Call (614) 470-4328, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Leave a message if the Job Coach is unable to take the call. You can also email if you need help with your job search, resume or interview.


Job Searching

Use these trusted job search tools to help you succeed.

COVID-19 Job Search

This Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation resource is designed to match businesses with Ohioans willing to work during the pandemic.

Indeed Job Searching

Indeed is a trusted job search platform. This guide will show you how to use their job search in the current COVID-19 economy.

Experience Columbus

Experience Columbus has compiled a list of Columbus area employers that are hiring during COVID-19, with links directly to the company job boards. Work

Monster is one of the tried and true job search sites. This page features advice for job seekers and employers in a variety of fields during the COVID-19 crisis.

Applying & Interviewing Online

COVID-19 has changed the hiring process. Learn to navigate applying online and having virtual interviews.

Ohio Means Jobs Virtual Hiring Events

Provides opportunities to connect with businesses that have available positions and are ready to hire.

Learn How to Use Virtual Meeting Tools

LinkedIn Learning for Library offers courses on software used for virtual meetings and interviews like Skype, Google Hangouts/Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more.

Practice Interviewing

Ohio Means Jobs provides access to Big Interview, a resource with video training for interviews plus practice formats that allow the user to answer interview questions on a webcam.

Unemployment Help

Access resources to find the help you need.

Apply for Unemployment

Submit your application for unemployment insurance benefits through the State of Ohio’s portal.

Other Resources to Help Our Community Cope

We’ve evaluated and compiled a list of resources for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn the differences between Medicaid, CHIP, COBRA and health insurance Marketplace plans and find links to apply to each. Find out about the Special Enrollment Period to get coverage.

Small Business & Entrepeneurship

Tools and resources to start and grow a business.

The City of Columbus's Small Business Agenda

Presents a bold vision for real change through a concerted and strategic effort to power and bridge the small business ecosystem gaps and lift up all small business owners.

Grow with Google – Small Businesses

Google Small Businesses has gathered useful tips, trainings, and resources to help your business navigate these times.

1 Million Cups

Empowering entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.

Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Provides extensive resources and skill-building opportunities to help job seekers find a career and increase skills and wages.

Columbus SCORE

Get free confidential business advice from experienced local mentors!

Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)

Provides business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses

Helps small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support services.

Check out our Business and Job & Career Help Tools.

Community Resources

Our partners provide a wide range of assistance to help our customers learn, grow and thrive.

Columbus Metropolitan Library, West Side Workforce Development Program - In Partnership with CoverMyMeds

An innovative workforce readiness program aimed at building critical skills that strengthen the workforce on the West Side.

Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ)

Dedicated to developing and advancing the workforce to meet the current and future workforce needs of the communities.

Goodwill Columbus

Provides extensive resources and skill-building opportunities to help job seekers find a career and increase skills and wages.

Godman Guild

Provides access to online job search tools, resources and leads to help job seekers be more successful in finding employment.

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Provides workforce development programs that help address barriers to sustainable employment.

Public Library Association (PLA) Skilling for Employment Post COVID_19

PLA and Microsoft Corp. are working togehter to help libraries identify existing and new tools for helping community members gain skills for jobs that are well positioned to grow in the future.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) - Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)

The BVR provides individuals with disabilities services and supports necessary to help them attain and maintain employment.