Library--Joyce Ellington Branch

Programmatic - Resume and Job Search Coach

Interested in giving back to your community in a meaningful way? Consider volunteering to help others find employment or make a career change. 

How You Will Make a Difference

Resume and Job Search Coach play a pivotal role in encouraging San José job seekers in gaining the confidence they need to reach their goal of landing their dream job.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Review and edit resumes for library users seeking employment at all skill levels 
  • Assist in navigating online job searches and applications
  • Assist in creating email accounts and communicating with prospective employers as needed
  • Explore potential career changes with library users including new job roles, positions, and industries


  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Help someone reach a career goal
  • Develop mentoring skills


Willingness to volunteer at least once a month for a 6-month duration. Schedule is dependent on the availability of the volunteer.

Prospective volunteers should:

  • Be comfortable engaging with new people using the Zoom meeting platform
  • Be comfortable using online search tools, email, and document development software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.)
  • Become familiar with library resources including but not limited to career development materials and related library programming
  • Have experience in human resources, administration, or education is highly desirable but not required
  • Complete a fingerprint background check, at no cost to you. Only required if you are 18 years or older

Language Skills

  • Bilingual skills are highly desired, but not required

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 18+
  • Oral and written communication skills in English Must be at least High
  • Skilled in basic internet, email, and Microsoft Office Must be Yes