About

The Career Center serves our community as a catalyst for the development of a career-resilient, self-reliant workforce.

Established in 2004 by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library with a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Lamar and Reilly Family Foundations, and the Junior League of Baton Rouge, the Career Center serves employees who are being terminated, those seeking new skills and responsibilities, those just entering the workforce, and those looking to change careers.

The Career Center is not an employment agency or a job training agency. It is a free public service offering trained and professional help and extensive resources to identify your needs while planning a career path and conducting your job search.

  • One-on-one career coaching by appointment
  • Workspace with access to computers, databases, and assessments
  • Study and meeting rooms
  • Extensive library of career-related publications
  • Test prep materials

JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

  • Computers to use for applications, job training, and resume writing
  • Development of personalized job search strategy
  • Assist with development of a networking strategy
  • Support in completing online applications
  • Job board with current job leads

RESUMES, COVER LETTERS, AND LINKEDIN PROFILES

  • Assistance in writing customized professional resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles

INTERVIEW PREP

  • Mock interviews
  • Assistance in crafting answers to commonly used interview questions
  • Private meeting room and laptop for online (Skype, etc.) interviews

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Career choice and formulating career goals
  • Online assessments

SEMINARS
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  • Career Center Seminar Series
  • Customized career and job search related seminars
  • Keynote address for community groups and businesses upon request

 

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