Cuyahoga Works

Career counseling, resume writing help, job skills workshops & more

Cuyahoga works

Free Career Services

Since 1976, Cuyahoga County Public Library has helped adults at all stages of their working lives acquire the skills employers desire, find jobs, and transition to new careers. Our Cuyahoga Works: Job & Career Services’ professional career counselors take pride in helping job seekers put their best foot forward to find employment, advance their careers, or pursue new career paths. Our services and workshops are available free to adults ages 18 years and older.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide, please call 216.475.2225 or send us an email.

Our Services

Career Counseling & Coaching

Meet one-on-one with one of our team members to discuss your job and career goals. Career coaching and counseling are available by appointment. In-person and virtual appointments are available.

Please call 216.475.2225 or email careers@cuyahogalibrary.org for more information.

Résumé, Cover Letter & Social Media Profile Reviews

Our team can give you expert feedback on your résumé, cover letter and social media profiles, and share tips to increase your marketability to employers and other professionals. Check out our downloadable Quick Guides for other valuable tips (see our Recommended Resources below).

Job Search Strategies

We can help you find the right tools for your job search, including popular job search websites and library databases you can use to learn more about Northeast Ohio's top companies, different occupations, labor market information and more.

Interview Preparation

Our team will prepare you to nail your next interview, whether it's in-person or virtual. We can also help you prepare to ace behavioral-based and competency-based interviews using our S.T.A.R. stories model.

Free Workshops

Cuyahoga Works offers a variety of free workshops at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches throughout the county. Topics include:

  • Résumé and applicant tracking systems
  • Mastering behavioral-based interviews
  • Tips for job seekers over 40
  • How to return to work after an extended break
  • Making the most of LinkedIn
Find a Workshop

Community Collaborations

We welcome inquiries from organizations that would like to collaborate with us on programs and initiatives that serve job seekers of all ages. Our past collaborators include MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio Means Jobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga Community College and local school districts.

Recommended Resources

Print Resources

Download our Quick Guides:

Online Resources

We recommend these online resources to jumpstart your job search:

Got Resume Builder
Note: Access this resource using the link above to use it for free!

Optimal Resume
You can also take advantage of the online Resume Builder from Optimal Resume, where you can create and save Cover Letters and Resumes. Our Library also offers Optimal Resume, FREE to libary card holders, a résumé program which will aid you in producing a professional-looking résumé. Follow these simple steps to begin:

Step 1: Enter the access code cuyac into the blank line and click continue.
Step 2: Fill out your User Profile that will be the heading of your résumé.
Step 3: Follow the directions about choosing section headings to create a great résumé.

Our Team

Ebony M. Hogan, Career Services Supervisor (Counselor)

N. Maureen Paulett, Career Services Counselor

Al Wilson, Career Services Coach

Ben Morrison, Career Services Coach