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Jobseeking in the library
Medway Libraries have a wide range of resources to help you
in your search for work. These include:
- free internet access
- job vacancy information
- books on writing a curriculum vitae (CV)
- books about interview techniques
- drop-in advice sessions with the Medway Youth Trust,
National Careers service and the Strood Community
- details of local groups that can offer more in-depth
notes for Universal Jobmatch (pdf 231 KB). To use this
file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on
your computer, please use our advice page.
- If you are having difficulty accessing the Universal Credit or
Universal Jobmatch websites, library staff can signpost you to
additional support at the Job Centre.
Job vacancy information
- Libraries stock local and national newspapers, which list
- Information about local job vacancies are listed online
under work and
- The library
links page includes some useful websites that list
job vacancies; these websites are listed under Employment and Jobseekers.
Need help looking for work?
- Strood Community
Project hold advice sessions including advice about work skills
at Hoo library once
a week, every Friday
- Medway Youth Trust hold advice
sessions at Gillingham Library, Community Hub Gillingham,
Community Hub Strood, Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham and
Library, Community Hub Rochester every
week for 16-19 year olds who are not in education,
employment or training.
- The National Careers service offer a drop-in service every
other Thursday between 1-5pm at Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham. A
job club will start at on Monday, 10 April and will run every
Monday from 9.30-11.30am.
Free online job searches
You can search for job vacancies online using the network
of computers in each library. Medway Council offers free
internet access and use of Microsoft Office in all libraries. You
can use the computers to fill in application forms, write CVs and
covering letters and email them to a companies or to research a
company before your interview.
Free Wi-Fi is available at all libraries.
New to computers?
If you are not confident using a computer ask about the
to computers one-hour training session being run on a weekly
basis in most libraries.
Information about training
Library staff can help locate information about local training
and courses at a variety of levels, for all ages and abilities.
Some of this information is available online, in the libraries
resources. Libraries also hold details of all the Medway
Adult Learning Service courses and a variety of titles on a
wide range of careers which are available for loan to
Self-employment or starting your own business
If you are considering self-employment Medway
libraries hold books and other resources that can help
get you started. Information about what is available is on
the business information page.
The library service maintains a list of business websites
in their library links section, listed under business.