Starting November 2, check out the ongoing WRL Jobs Challenge which you can register for at wrl.beanstack.org. Whether you are just starting your job search, looking for a career change, or wanting to start a business each challenge badge offers awesome resources and a chance to earn a free flash drive (while supplies last) and more!

Job Search Help @ WRL

Need help filling out an application? Printing a resume? Researching an employer? Get help from a WRL librarian! On-the-spot assistance is available at the Reference Desk at all times. For more extensive help, library card holders can make an appointment for a one-on-one session through our Book-a-Librarian service. For more information call 757.341.3300, option 2. Librarians are not able to assist with typing or proofreading documents.

Looking for jobs at WRL? Find out more at work at WRL.

Job Skills Training

Check out online training tools for job search strategies, resumes, interviewing, employment tests, and more on our jobs and employment site.

Build job skills with WRL’s technology classes, including Smart Job Searching. Click here for the monthly class schedule.

Selected job search tools for local and national searching

  • Hampton Roads Jobs on Twitter (from the Daily Press)
  • 757 Jobs from Simply Hired
  • Career Connection from the Virginia Pilot
  • Craigslist–The Hampton Roads edition of the popular online classifed ads site. (If you are new to craigslist, please read the site’s safety and scam advisories.)
  • Indeed.com–Quick, easy national job searching by job type and location.
  • Monster.com–A comprehensive national jobs site that includes job searching, interview and networking tips, resume builders, and career and salary information. (Many services require registration.)
  • USAJOBS–search all federal government openings.
  • CV Maker is a free, easy-to-use website that lets you create and print a professional-looking resume. Registration is not necessary, but if you create a free account, you will be able to save your resumes for later.
  • Sample resumes and cover letters from monster.com
  • Samples of chronological, functional and combination resumes are available to download from vault.com.

The Virginia Workforce Connection provides important services for any resident who is out of work or looking for a better job. Use it to apply for unemployment benefits, search for and apply for jobs, and create resumes. Most services require registration.

Need help using the Virginia Workforce Connection?

Looking for job leads? Search 14 million companies by location, size and line of business in the RefUSA database. (Library card required for home access.)

Considering a new career? Search career fields by pay, education requirements and job growth rate in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Getting a Business License:

Learn about applying for a business license for James City County  or Williamsburg and other licensing requirements.

Digital Library Resources:

Checkout the Gale Legal Forms which offers free legal forms pertaining to subjects like contracts, loans and lending, and small businesses.

Try our AtoZ Databases to search over 30 million businesses and utilize their free email marketing.

Checkout the Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator to work and learn with other entrepreneurs, gain insights and mentors, and other business resources.

Checkout these job hunting titles from WRL’s collection