NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are now in our "Sit & Stay" stage.  Customers can come in to sit and read or use their device in our socially distanced seating, use a study room, or use one of our public computers. Please wear a mask. Click here for more information.

Gather and Organize Your Information

Make applying for jobs easier by gathering important information before you begin. Use these tools to help identify and organize the information you need to complete a job application successfully.

 

Get Started with a Resume Worksheet

  • Download our Resume Worksheet
  • Use this worksheet to identify and organize the most likely information you’ll need to fill out a job application.
  • We recommend saving this document to the computer, typing your information in directly, and emailing it to yourself or saving it to a flash drive. You can also print it to fill in by hand. For in person one on one assistance, visit your neighborhood library or call 405-231-8650.

 

Gather Additional Application Information 

It is a good idea to have the following information in front of you before filling out an online application:

  • Work references:
    • Identify around 3 people you know personally that can serve as a point of contact for employers seeking to verify information or ask questions about your background and work experience. Provide their full name, relationship to you, amount of time known, and reliable contact information.
    • Get permission from your references before submitting their information. Make sure they know they might be contacted by a potential employer and that they're available to answer. 
  • Job history with beginning and end dates of employment, supervisor's name and contact information, and job duties
  • Related education, skills, certifications and training
  • Your contact information, including address, telephone number and email address
  • For former offenders: The date of the offense, name of county and state where it took place
  • List of possible documents to have available

 

Upcoming Events

COLLEGE PREP BASICS

9/15 @ 9:00am
to
9/29 @ 8:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Careers & Jobs, Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
The college admissions process can be difficult to navigate, but we offer the resources you need to make your collegiate dream a reality for students in 8th - thru 12th grades. Kit Includes: Test Prep, checklists, scholarships, financial aid, and O...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

Financial Planning Month Take Home Kit

10/4 @ 8:00am
to
10/10 @ 9:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Business & Finance, Careers & Jobs, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
October is Financial Planning Month! This free take-home kit will have a Financial Fitness booklet from the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, information about how to check your credit score, budgeting, and other helpful knowledge. Heading into the holiday s...

College Test Prep Basics

10/14 @ 9:00am
to
10/28 @ 8:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Careers & Jobs, Continuing Education, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
College entrance exams such as the ACT and/or SAT are a key steps in the college preparation process. The library has several resources that can be found in this take home kit that may help you increase your scores on these important tests!...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

Resume Help: Let Us Help You With Your Resume

November 4, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Capitol Hill Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Room 2 (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Careers & Jobs, Computers & Technology, Continuing Education
Event Description:
Come to our resume workshop, and we can help with the following: - making a resume for the first time - updating a resume - scanning a resume to be used in online job applications - tips on resume building We will also have a volunteer who spe...