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This page is currently under construction, but we want to hear from you! What kind of information, resources and services would you like to see us offer? Please email us at LibraryEmploymentHelp@georgetown.org

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While the library is in phased re-opening, we are pleased to offer resume review and career help via email.

How to Use Email Resume Review and Career Help

If you have questions about your resume, cover letter, resources that could help you in your job search, or other job search-related questions, please email us!

If you are seeking help with a resume or cover letter, please attach it to your email in Word or PDF format. We can offer another set of eyes to review existing resumes and cover letters and offer some suggestions.  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.

  • Inquiries will be answered in the order in which they are received.
  • Staff time is limited, but we will respond as quickly as possible.
  • If there is high demand, we may need to limit each patron to one query or review.
Gathering and Organizing Resume and Job Application Information

What information do you need to apply for a job, start writing a resume, or rebuild a resume from scratch?

Download this resume and job application worksheet to organize information commonly requested on applications. You can print and fill in by hand, or download to a computer, type in your information and save. If you are on a shared computer, be sure to email yourself your saved document or save to a flash drive.

Download this checklist of information you may need to have for job applications.

Tips for recreating work history. Unsure of your work history? There are ways to find that past information.

Learn how to set up and navigate Gmail. Many job applications require a working email address. Once you have a Gmail, you also access to Google Drive for free where you can create and store documents like resumes and cover letters. Learn more about how to use Google Docs, Drive, and Sheets.

Learn how to use and navigate Zoom, a tool many employers are using for online interviews and training.

Resume Writing and Templates

Resume basics, an introduction to how to write a resume.

Using Google Drive to build a resume.

Google Drive Resume Templates, you will be prompted to sign into Google.

Learning Express Resume Builder, you will be prompted to sign in with library card. Your telephone number is your password.

Indeed Resume Builder, this is a good option for creating a resume on a mobile device, although it is not a preferred format if other options are available.

Word Resume Template Basic

Word Resume Template Two Columns

Cover Letter Writing and Templates

Cover Letter Basics, an introduction on writing a cover letter.

Google Drive Cover Letter Template, you will be prompted to sign into Google.

Learning Express Cover Letter Template, you will be prompted to sign in with library card. Your telephone number is your password.

Word Cover Letter Template.

From Texas Workforce Commission: “If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services or by calling Texas Workforce Commission’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 7a.m.-7p.m., seven days a week (extended hours).  According to their website, the tele-center is experiencing a high volume of calls, so they are encouraging people to file online.”

Even if you were previously ineligible for benefits, you may now be eligible. They are also waiving certain requirements for benefits.

TWC also offers a listing of other resources for the unemployed related to mortgage assistance, health care, child care, resources for older workers, and more.

Texas Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area offers a variety of services for job-seekers, including online courses on coping with job loss and money management while unemployed.

Texas Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area works to match local employers with employees, and their Jobs Now! page lists positions available by county.

WorkInTexas is a statewide job search site run by Texas Workforce Solutions.

Goodwill Industries Find a Job lists companies looking for immediate hires as well as other job searching resources.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides employment resources specifically for veterans, and homeless veterans.

GCF Learn Free Work Skills  offers good resources on job application basics and interviewing skills.

Goodwill Communities Foundation Learn Free offers over 200 short courses on everything from computer basics, to social media and online skills, to workplace skills, to email and Microsoft Office training. This site has tutorials in both English and Spanish.

Employment Certifications and Vocational Programs in Central Texas. This list provides a starting point for common certifications TABC and Food Handler’s licenses, and vocational programs for careers like Educational Aides, CNA, HVAC technicians, and more.

Learning Express Career Preparation Center offers a variety of test prep for job certifications. You will be asked to sign in with a library card. Your telephone number is your password.

Learning Express Career Accelerator offers tools to get hired, job search, and career exploration. You will be asked to sign in with a library card. Your telephone number is your password.

The Balance Careers offers advice and articles on a variety of topics from resume creation, job searching, to the best places to find affordable interview clothing.

Goodwill Central Texas offers Education and Job Training, while they are closed to the public during COVID-19, they are offering phone consultations at 512-637-7580.

LinkedIn Learning is offering some courses free of charge related to employment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn how to use and navigate Zoom, a tool many employers are using for online interviews and training.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering several different loan programs specific to COVID-19. The Texas State Small Business Development Center offers an in-depth primer on the various loan programs and frequently asked questions.

Williamson County has launched Wilco Forward, a grant program funded through the approximately $93 million the County received from the CARES Act. Applications will be accepted starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The deadline for applications for Phase 1 is June 30, 2020.

The City of Georgetown Economic Development Department offers business insights, workshops, and guides for small businesses in the city.

Texas Workforce Solutions is partnering with Texas State University McCoy School of Business to launch Entrepreneurship Boot Camps Online. These are for anyone who has a business idea that they want to pursue or for current business owners looking to retool their business plan for the new climate. These are open and free to everyone, but pre-registration is required.

Texas Workforce Solutions also offers the Skills for Small Business Program, business owners can apply for funds to help train new full-time employees. They are also partnering with ACC Digital Next to provide core digital skills to businesses through the Small Business Program.

Take Control of Your Money is a website presented by United Way of Williamson County and Banzai to create clear and in-depth lessons on financial topics.

United Way virtual tax assistance and answers to Coronavirus Stimulus Check questions.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free, online resource put together by the Certified Public Accountants of American to help people manage money.

Thank you to the Metropolitan Library System and Brooklyn Public Library for sharing some of these resources and ideas.



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