Working It Out! Job and Career Guide

Resources and information for your job search.

About This Guide

Are you on the path to a new job, or a new career?  The resources in this guide can help you get started, discover your options, and expand your career profile and skill set.

The featured resources combine to help you:

  • Locate and apply for jobs
  • Explore career options
  • Work on skill building
  • Prepare a resume and hone interview skills

BrainFuse JobNow And LearnignExpress

BrainFuse JobNow provides practical tools to help you get a job.

Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. Available from 2 to 11 pm, 7 days a week.

Resume Lab: Job seekers receive expert resume/cover letter assistance from trained experts. Users are also able to download resume templates, or browse resources for producing better resumes. Uploaded resumes are returned with assistance (usually within 24 hours).

Career Resources: 24/7 access to career assessments, and recommended websites for job applications and career discovery.

AtoZ Databases


AtoZ Databases is your one-stop job search resource!  Find job listings, build your resume, and sharpen your interview skills using AtoZ Databases’s  job, business and people searches.

Find Job Search:  Access easy-to-search job listings powered by Indeed, plus free resume and cover letter templates.  Complete your job application prep with interview skill tips and videos

Find a Business Search:  Research  corporate and financial details for potential employers.  Capture location and contact information to fill in resume details and references from earlier jobs.  

Find a Person Search:  Locate addresses and phone numbers for job references, professional contacts and friends.  “Platinum Search” helps you to track historical address information.

Write a Resume:  Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview support, Go here for tips and examples, fillable templates, and advice about finding a great match for your skills. 

Selected Local Job Listings

Selected Local Job Listings

New Mexico Workforce Solutions - A workforce delivery system that prepares New Mexico job seekers to meet current and emerging needs of New Mexico businesses; and ensures that every New Mexico citizen who needs a job will have one; and every business who needs an employee will find one with the necessary skills and work readiness to allow New Mexico businesses to compete in a global economy.

New Mexico Workforce Connection - New Mexico's official online portal to virtual job-matching services and related workforce resources.

City of Albuquerque - Current openings and information jobs with the City. 

Bernalillo County - Current job opportunities with the County.

City of Rio Rancho - Job postings, information and details about City of Rio Rancho jobs.

Valencia County - Current job postings for Valencia County positions.

State of New Mexico - Current job postings for State jobs.

ABQJournal Online - Classified listings from New Mexico's largest daily newspaper.



Help for Difficult Financial Times

Find information and resources from on:

  • Employment, Jobs and Training
  • Family Support
  • Housing
  • Health Care and Insurance
  • Debt and Credit

Services @ Your Library

Discover the resources available at all of Public Library locations to support your job search and career discovery work:

Books - search the online catalog for topics including careers, resumes, occupations, professions

Magazines, Newspapers and Articles - all library branches offer a mix of current popular magazines and daily newspapers.  You'll also find a wealth of information and data through our online magazine and newspaper services.

Desktop and Office Services, including:  PCs w/ printers, faxing, (local numbers, only) and quiet study rooms.

Public Access Computers

  • Accessible with a Public Library card set up for PC use (no charge)
  • Internet service and Microsoft Office applications are available on all workstations
  • Printing is available at $.15 per page

Fax Service

  • Outgoing transmissions only, to local or toll-free numbers
  • Cost is $1.00 per transmission (up to 5 pages), plus $1.00 for each additional 5 pages (ex:  12 pages = $3.00)


  • Available at all of the Public Library locations
  • Copiers are self-service
  • $.20 per copy (coin boxes accept $1.00 bills)
  • Letter, legal or ledger size, black & white only

Wi-Fi Service

  • Available at all of the Public Library locations
  • No charge for connectivity
  • Check details on settings and access to optimize your experience