Job & Career Help

Succeed in your job search with free tools and resources.

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.


Get Job Help​

Get free help with job searching, resume writing, interviewing skills and technology training. Ask our staff about services available at your branch or check out the Upcoming Events section for days and times.

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.


Indeed Job Searching

Indeed is a trusted job search platform. This guide will show you how to read job postings, search for jobs and upload a resume. Work

Monster is one of the tried-and-true job boards. This page features advice and tips for job seekers in a variety of fields.

OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) Virtual Hiring Events

OhioMeansJobs provides monthly opportunities to virtually connect with businesses that have available positions and are ready to hire.

OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) Job Search

Create a profile, upload your resume and apply directly for jobs in Ohio.

Franklin County Employment Opportunities

Lists job openings by county agency.


The leading professional social network allows you to create a profile, upload your resume, and find and apply for jobs all in one place.

Experience Columbus

Experience Columbus provides a list of large, Columbus-area employers that are frequently hiring, with links to the companies’ job boards.


Practice Interviewing with Big Interview

OhioMeansJobs provides access to Big Interview, a resource for fine tuning your interview skills through video tutorials and virtual interview practice.

Learn How to Use Virtual Meeting Tools

LinkedIn Learning for Library offers courses on software used for virtual meetings and interviews. Use the search function to find courses on tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and more.

Job Now

JobNow offers immediate access to a Live Interview Coach and other online resources for resume writing and job searching.

Dress for Success and My Brother’s Closet

The Dress for Success Career Center (for women) and My Brother’s Closet (for men) provides tools for a successful career search as well as an interview-ready outfit for eligible clients with a referral.

Dress for Success Career Center
My Brother’s Closet


Apply for Unemployment

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

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.

Social Services at the Library

Talk to a social worker in person or on the phone and access resources for topics like affordable housing, food access, legal aid, health and more.


Achieve More & Prosper (AMP)

Provides support in a variety of areas for young adults, ages 16-24, with a personal advocate, career services, education, transportation and more.

Columbus Urban League​

Provides tools, resources and services needed to help Black job seekers advance in the workforce.

Columbus Works

Provides free job readiness training and job placement services.

Godman Guild

Offers free adult education, workforce development and skill-building classes.

Goodwill Columbus

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

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Provides workforce development through group workshops and one-on-one coaching.

Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ)
Franklin County

Provides workshops, a resource lab and individualized services to connect central Ohio job seekers with employers.

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.

ReEntry Advisory Board – Job Training

Training and education resources for ex-offenders to successfully reenter the workforce.

Opportunity Port

Apply to seal your criminal record online with legal help from Opportunity Port


COTA Income Assistance Program

COTA offers half-priced fares to customers who receive income assistance.

Lyft’s Jobs Access Program

Get free rides to job training, job interviews or a job.

Check out our Job & Career Help Resources.