Finding information in libraries about getting back to work
Camden’s libraries are a great place to borrow books, DVDs and music – but there’s a lot more to our service. If you are unemployed, or are threatened with losing your job, libraries can offer you access to a range of resources to help you:
access to computers and the internet for email and job finding (you need to be
a library member for free access or there is a small charge for guest)
- Free Wi-Fi
- collections of books on finding a job and CV and job application writing
- some libraries run or host advice sessions on finding a job or
CV writing – ask at your nearest one
- some hard copy newspapers and magazines with job advertisements are freely available
including the Camden New Joural and Hampstead and Highgate
The government’s guide to all public services is GOV.UK, which includes a comprehensive range of links to advice sites on employment, education, learning and benefits.
The majority of jobs are advertised online but some newspapers carry adverts. Camden
libraries have a selection of hard copies but over 4,000 newspapers
are available online on PressDisplay,
free to Camden library card holders. You can download the App
or use the service in the library by registering your email on the site.
- Search for jobs with Camden Council
- Camden Council’s jobs and training Facebook page
- Universal Jobmatch - the government's national job search site
- National Careers Service - help and advice with CVs, application forms, etc.
Advice and guidance
- Jobcentres Plus – contact information for job centres in north west London.
- CLC Building Futures (previously known as Central London Connexions) – advice for ages 13-19.
- contacts for training advice and information
- contacts for careers advice
Elsewhere on the Camden website
For a comprehensive guide to local organisations and services, visit our Camden information database Cindex