Job Seeker’s Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to support job-seekers and those who assist job-seekers. 

Library customers of Enoch Pratt can attend Career Clinics or  sign up for appointments with job-seeker coaches at Central Library and select branch libraries.

Career Clinics and One-on-One Appointments

Call the branch listed in the calendar or the Job and Career Information Center at Enoch Pratt/State Library Resource Center for more information or to make an appointment.

410-396-5317

Planning and Researching

Register for an Email Address

Develop Your Computer Skills

Attend computer classes in the Public Computer Center at the Central Library. Available classes include beginning computer classes as well as introductions to Microsoft Office and using the Internet. No registration is necessary. Calendar of upcoming classes.

Research a Career

Job Seeker Research

Use these resources to research a career before you submit an application and to evaluate a position after you have received a job offer.

Research a Potential Employer

Avoid Employment-Related Scams

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Looking for a Job Opening

Find a Job Opening Online

Log-in and Password Tips for Job-seekers

Finding University, Federal, and Medical Jobs in Maryland

Many of Maryland’s largest employers are Educational, Medical or Government agencies. Review this list from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Educational Institutions

Explore vacancies advertised by public and private universities in Maryland. Employment opportunities are listed on the following pages:

Federal Employment

Explore vacancies listed by major Federal employers in Maryland:

State Government Jobs

Medical Employment

Job Seeker Medical

Find information about Health Care Careers using this guide published by Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Explore vacancies listed by major Medical Employers in Maryland:

Private Employers

Look for a career with one of the major private-sector employers in Maryland:

Read insider information on companies regarding jobs, salaries, company reviews, and interview questions through Glassdoor.

Employment for Teens

Employment for Ex-Offenders

Sample Letter & Resume for Criminal Background

Here for Reentry
A site by and for returning citizens and community activists to get information and support from people who understand the challenges of coming back to Baltimore after incarceration.

The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants. Eligible employees receive their bond letter from a local bonding services coordinator at a One-Stop Career Center. The Bonding Services Coordinator for the State of Maryland can be reached at:

Bonding Services Coordinator
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 616
Baltimore, Maryland  21201
410-767-2018
410-333-5162 fax

Information sheets from the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Maryland Re-entry Initiative:

Expungement Information from ExpungeMaryland. 

See if you qualify for expungement:

http://www.expungemaryland.org/

Maryland Judiciary Expungement Information

Reentry Resources by County

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Preparing Your Application

Completing an Online Application

Note: Write down and remember usernames and passwords for job sites and email, and remember the answers to security questions. Without this information, you will not be able to recover passwords to access email or profiles on employment websites.

Note: Allow enough time to complete an online application, and be prepared to be directed to a follow-up evaluation or assessment after submitting an application.

Job Seeker Resume

Writing a Resume

Collect and organize information about your work history, education and references prior to writing a resume.  

Writing a Cover Letter

A cover letter should:

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Interviewing

Interview Preparation

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Benefits, Permits, and Licenses

Vocational Training

Job Seeker Vocational

Taking a Vocational Exam or Test

Applying for Maryland Unemployment Benefits

Completing a Web Certificate for Maryland Unemployment Benefit

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Licensing

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Further Assistance

Job and Career Center Classes

Job and Career Center classes are scheduled regularly at the Central Library. Check the schedule of Classes

Career Clinics and One-on-One Appointments

Library customers of Enoch Pratt can attend Career Clinics or sign up for appointments with job-seeker coaches at Central Library and select branch libraries:

Career Clinics and One-on-One Appointments

Call the branch listed in the calendar, or the Job and Career Information Center at Enoch Pratt/State Library Resource Center for more information or to make an appointment: 410-396-5317

Workforce Development Agencies

Job Seeker Workforce Dev

Ask Us

If you would like more assistance with your job search, please visit us, call, or email us at:

(410) 396-5317 or mail your question to:

Job and Career Information Center
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore MD 2120

Interested in working for the library? Check the Jobs @ Pratt page for current listings.

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