Job Seeker

The Des Moines Public Library offers a variety of career resources whether you are looking for a first job, exploring a new field, or advancing in your chosen profession. Use print and online tools to help you in your search.
  • Learning Express Library Career Center
    Learning Express Library
    Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams, including the ACT, ASVAB, HiSET, NCLEX-RN, and CDL.
  • Learning Express Library Computer Skills Center
    Learning Express Library
    Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.
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    Combine the power of the premier business reference and research tool, ReferenceUSA, with the world’s #1 job site, Find your next job with ReferenceUSA's state-of-the-art mapping tool and view results with detailed business profiles.

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Goodwill Career Connection Center

The Career Connection Center offers public access to the latest computer technology, employment resources and online training opportunities free of charge. The goal of our center is to reach out to individuals within central Iowa. We are a resource for anyone seeking employment and training opportunities. We offer individuals the chance to enhance their job search skills in several areas, such as employment skills (resume writing), interviewing and digital literacy (computer usage).