Career Guidance

Find Your Career Path.

Before you begin looking for a job, you should create a career plan: Learn more about the jobs available in the local labor market, discover how your skills align with different career trajectories and prepare your job search tools to match the career you want to establish. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers a variety of tools and services to help you make your plan and start down your career path.

  • Career counseling is available at CLP – Main’s Job & Career Education Center (JCEC) through a partnership with the Career Development Center (CDC). If you are unemployed or underemployed, schedule a one-on-one appointment to speak with one of the CDC’s knowledgeable counselors about your career path.
  • Career Cruising is an electronic resource that offers tests that predict what kind of work you would like to do based on your interests and experience. It also provides information about specific career paths, including education and training requirements, and salary and career projections.
  • To learn more about jobs and career development in the Pittsburgh region, visit ImaginePittsburgh.com. Created by the Allegheny Conference, Imagine Pittsburgh is the perfect site for learning about open positions in and around Pittsburgh, and also the numerous opportunities the region provides to new and current residents alike.
  • PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County provides a host of workforce services to job seekers, like to job search assistance and career counseling, training and skills assessments, resume writing and interview preparation, veteran services, services for individuals with disabilities, and talent matching — all at no cost. CLP—Downtown & Business and CLP—Allegheny each host a CareerLink counselor to assist library visitors that are looking for work. Click here to find dates and times. Walk-ins are welcome.
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