Job Help at the Library
Books & Media in Our Collection | Events/Training at the Library
Training & Development Resources | Technology Access | Resume Building
Job Searching | Community Help & Support |
The Library has resources to assist you in every aspect of your job search whether it is identifying a career path, preparing a resume, researching companies, analyzing or enhancing your skills, or accesses career research tools online.
We also link to the major job finding sites and related county services for unemployment.
The best way to get started in your online job search using the library is to make sure that you have an email account and a library card. This will give you access to all our online job help tools.
Read Our Job Help Blog The Job Help Center at Main Library Job Help Center has opened on the first floor of Main Library to help serve the growing needs of job seekers and those in career transition. View video of event. The center includes additional computer labs, reference resources and meeting room facilities to meet increased public demand for job support.
Funding for the Job Help Center has been provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Mecklenburg County ABC Board, Phillip L. Van Every Foundation Board, and The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.
Job Related Events/Training at the Library
One-on-one sessions for resume critique; first come, first serve. Please bring a print copy of current or draft resume. Register at the Reference Desk.
Job Seekers Seminar: Resumes
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so it stands out from the crowd and generates interviews in this workshop led by Reginald Johnson of Grace Mar Services. Learn More
Word Basics Part I
Learn how to create, edit, and save a Word 2007 document. This is the first of a two-part series. This class is designed for adults with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience.
Word Basics Part II
The second of a two-part series on Word 2007. After a review we'll discuss formatting lists, changing margins and other features of Word. Learn More
Job Searching Online Basics
Learn how to find and apply for jobs on the Web, as well as locate additional job searching help. Requires familiarity with the Internet. (9 Person Limit) Learn More
CPCC Small Business Center: Business Proposal Writing
Discover the tricks-of-the-trade in writing a winning business proposal. Know the five key ways a business proposal differs from any other business document and learn how to write one from the customer's point of view. Learn More
The Big Picture (Fashion Photography)
Come view a snapshot of a career in Fashion Photography. Teens will explore this industry with this workshop led by a professional fashion photographer. Photographer: Todd Youngblood (http://toddyoungblood.com/)
Resume Writing for the Job Hunter
Learn how to create a powerful and dynamic resume that will help give you an edge in this complex and difficult job market. Learn More
Learn to create, edit, and add transition and animation to a PowerPoint 2007 presentation in this class for adults who have mastered basic computer and word processing skills. Learn More
Meditation for Job Seekers and Job Keepers
Studies suggest that meditation can increase one's self-confidence and can bring mental refreshment. Job seekers dealing with waning self-confidence and employees seeking to increase their productivity are invited to attend this free seminar. Learn More
Learn more about upcoming Job Related Programs and training >>>
More Training & Development Resources
Computer usage is for 3 hour internet sessions and are to be used for job search activities. It is recommended that you prepare for filling out applications using our Reserve a Job Help Center PC general application information worksheet in advance to maximize your job search time online.