Career Resources

HPL Career Service

Compass Center

Located on the 2nd floor at Central Library- provides information, services and programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs, college and job seekers, career changers and grant seekers.

Workforce Solutions

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Looking for a job? Need help writing a résumé? Seeking advice on your career? Houston Public Library and Workforce Solutions are here to help!

Get free assistance with:

  • Job search assistance
  • Résumé writing tips
  • Interviewing tips
  • Rebranding your skills
  • Career advice
  • Educational information
  • Use your library card to register for free online courses and improve your skills
  • Access career resources and resume help from Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Locations, Days and Time

Central Library, Compass 2nd Floor

500 McKinney, 77002 | 832-393-1313
Mondays | 2 PM - 4 PM
Tuesdays | 2 PM - 4 PM
Wednesdays | 10 AM - 12 PM
Thursdays | 10 AM - 12 PM

Ring Neighborhood Library

8835 Long Point, 77055 | 832-393-2000
Tuesdays | 1 PM - 4 PM
Fridays | 1 PM - 4 PM

Walk-ins are welcome. For more information about Workforce Solutions, please visit

Database Resources


  • Small Business Reference Center Provides periodical articles, reference books, and 'how to' videos on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.

Company Information

Resume Writing and Interview Skills

  • Optimal Resume Provides guides and examples for resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and creating an online presence through social networking and your own web site.  
  • Gale Courses Offers online courses designed for adult lifelong learners who are looking to acquire new skills to aid in career development. The instructor-lead courses last six weeks with a total of 12 lessons. Please be sure to read the home page carefully for instructions on how to request the pass code needed to register for a course.  
  • Learning Express Library Offers courses in resume writing, job search and business writing skills, as well as practice exams.  
  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center Provides help with resume writing and interviewing and links to practice exams.


  • Career OneStop  Job banks for employers and job seekers.
  • Employment  Online version of the Employment Guide magazine includes hourly and skilled jobs from entry-level to mid-management.
  •  Jobs for programmers, DBAs, analysts, and other computer professionals. Submit your resume for automatic job matching.
  • JOBS: Houston  Employment service for the Houston area.
  • Riley Guide  An index to employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.
  • TweetMyJobs Houston!  Website and mobile app that matches qualified job seekers with thriving Houston businesses. It is a service provided by the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity.
  • WorkInTexas  Public and private sector jobs listed with the Texas Workforce Commission. Education and training opportunities which lead to employment.
  • USA Jobs  Employment opportunities with the federal government.



  • Glassdoor Company salaries, reviews and interviews
  • Salary Center  Online salary, benefits and cost of living surveys both general and by profession as well as national and state level.
  • Salaries and Wages -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management  Pay scale for Federal jobs in 30 cities and rural areas.
  • Salary Calculator  Relocation tool that compares the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.
  •  Detailed salary information for a wide range of jobs sorted by occupation and region, and additional career advice, news and resources.