Employment and Career Help

Remote users will need their valid Culpeper County Library card number for some of these resources.

New State Unemployment Resources

Virginia Career Works Referral Portal - A statewide platform designed to streamline intake processes across state agencies and connect individuals with training, certification, education, and employment services to help them find a job or advance a career path.
Virginia Career Works DashboardAn innovative data visualization tool that makes information about Virginia’s labor market and workforce system more accessible to workers, businesses, and policymakers.


Career Aids


Resume Builder (TERC)An online resume builder is available to Culpeper County Library  through the Testing and Education Reference Center.  Create a free account, complete the online form and choose from mulitple resume styles.  The resume can be saved within your account on your storage device and even e-mailed directly to the employer.


Virtual Career Library

Career Library - Individual tutorials will help guide you through the career-seeking process, from searching for jobs to preparing resumes and cover letters to negotiating job conditions. Learn how to find a new career, land the job, and thrive in your new position.




Peterson's Career Prep - accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they are entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Career assessments prompt personalized career recommendations and guidance on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for open jobs opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.


The Culpeper Career Resource Center, in the town of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, is a community resource serving workers looking for employment and employers seeking employees throughout the five county area: Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties.

Education - Need to learn some additional skills? Check out our free courses.








Check here for free computer classes being offered by the Culpeper County Library.




Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).






Pronunciator offers 80 of the most popular languages in the world, covering 95% of the world’s population, and in 50 languages. Users do not necessarily need to speak English. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese – in Spanish. Users have access to rich content with various levels of difficulty ranging from “child friendly” to “university level”. Free apps available for iOS and Android on iTunes and Google Play.



Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries. The interactive, comprehensive website allows you to learn conversational language at your own pace.



TERC - A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Over 300 practice tests and courses. Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests. Information on over 4,000 accredited schools. Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships. Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started. Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.



Other Job Resources












A to Z Database provides reference and marketing information to over 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. More than just a simple phone book directory, this database can be used to not only find friends and relatives but also to create mailing lists, search for sales leads, market research, employment opportunities. Updated biweekly, information can be emailed, printed or downloaded. Download app for iOS devices at the iTunes store.



A link to the home page of the Virginia Employment Commission.  See lists of open employment positions, information about and apply for unemployment compensation, see calendar of job fairs.  Look at career resources and publications.




Click here for the Commonwealth government website of open Commonwealth of Virginia government jobs.





A link to USAJOBS.GOV from the United States Office of Personnel Management.  Look and apply for open federal government jobs.  Resume's can be uploaded to the site after creating an account.






Occupational Outlook Handbook - Find information on current jobs and careers. Especially designed to provide valuable up-to-date information, the Handbook is great for all individuals making decisions about their future including students about to graduate from high school or college, recent graduates, individuals returning to the workforce after an absence, or anyone looking for a career change.