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The Business & Career Center staff is pleased to offer two forms of virtual Resume & Career Help during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional online resources.

Resume & Career Help by Email

If you have questions about your resume, cover letter, Brooklyn Public Library online resources or programs that could help you in your job search, or other job search-related questions, please email [email protected].

If you are seeking help with a resume or cover letter, please attach it to your email in Word or PDF format. It also may be helpful to send information about the type(s) of job(s) you are applying for, or include a link to a specific job ad, to make sure the documents are "on point" for what you may be applying for.

  • Inquiries will be answered as quickly as possible, based on demand and available staff, in the order in which they are received.

  • Please note: Our staff will offer suggestions, but will not write resumes or cover letters or alter the documents that are submitted.

Resume & Career Help Live (via Zoom)

If you are interested in a real-time video consultation with a Job Information Resource Librarian for a quick critique of a resume, cover letter, or for career advice, we offer consultations of up to 30 minutes via Zoom at set times during the week. To register, please visit our Calendar of Events and enter the keyword "resume" to find available sessions. Our staff will contact registrants via email prior to the program to set an exact meeting time and send a unique Zoom link.

Registration is limited for these sessions; if registration closes, Resume & Career Help by email is still available.

Job Search Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

BPL librarians have created a list of helpful suggestions and resources to guide you as you search for work. The list includes career specific tips and suggestions for potential  employment.

One-on-One Legal Assistance for Unemployed Workers

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) has launched the Unemployed Workers Project to provide free advice to low-wage, unemployed workers in New York who are seeking to access their government benefits, including updates as state and federal rules change.  For assistance complete the form on the VOLS site or call the hotline at 347-521-5720

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