Looking for a job or to improve your career skills?
Although the Library is closed because of COVID-19 precautions, our professional staff in our workforce development program SBPL Works! are ready to help you with one-to-one consultations in English or Spanish remotely.
This program is free and open to all and by appointment.
We'll get back to you ASAP to schedule an appointment! Our services include:
Basic Resume and Cover Letter Creation
We can work with you via phone and email to get your resume or cover letter created or updated and ready to submit with your job application.
Job Search Assistance
We will gather information for you on jobs currently available in the area in your desired field or that are a good fit for your skills and experience.
Having trouble with computer basics? We can help you learn how to access your email, search the internet, and use common office workplace software like Microsoft Office and Google Suite over the phone.
Getting ready for a phone or remote interview? Practice with us and tackle it with confidence! We can also set you up with access to Big Interview, where you can view lessons about the hiring process and practice interviewing skills on your computer or device at home. When you're done, we can provide feedback and guidance.
Employment Development Department (EDD) Resource Assistance
Need help navigating EDD resources? Get in touch! We've also made video tutorials in English and Spanish about how to file for Unemployment Insurance through EDD, available on the Library's YouTube Channel.
SBPL Works! Video Resource Library:
How to Apply for Unemployment Through EDD Online (English):
How to Apply for Unemployment Through EDD Online (Spanish):
SBPL Works! is made possible, in part, with support from the Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium.
The Library also offers a number of online resources for job seekers: Jobs & Careers.