Job Help at the Library
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Training & Development Resources | Technology Access | Resume Building
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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
Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare Information Session
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Get answers to your questions and one-on-one enrollment assistance at this program presented by Legal Aide of the Southern Piedmont. Learn More
Career Exploration: Meet a Pastry Chef
Join Ms. Che Farmer of Cake Couture, to learn about the types of education and work experience that will prepare you to be a Pastry Chef. Explore a typical work day as well as the highs and lows of this profession. Learn More
NCWorks Online for Job Seekers
To help employers find you faster, the state of North Carolina has launched a robust new website called NCWorks Online. Learn about and register for this excellent resource for job seekers with assistance from a Charlotte Works' staff member. Learn More
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a staff member to get help developing/editing your resume. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Learn More
Computer Basics Part II
Get hands-on practice using a computer, keyboard and mouse in this class for beginners.
Accessing GCF Learn Free
Come learn about this free website offering over 750 lessons and 250 videos. We will focus on GCFLearnFree.org’s technology learning resources, which cover topics like email basics, navigating the Internet, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Learn More
Job Seeking: LinkedIN
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIN to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting a job you really want in this workshop. Come prepared for hands-on work; if possible, bring your resume. Learn More
Job Seeking: Resumes
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so that it stands out from the crowd. This class is a great place to start if you don't have a resume or if you'd like to change the format of your current resume. Prerequisite: Word Basics Learn More
Microsoft Word 2007 Basics
Create, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word. This class is for people with some computer experience but little or no previous word processing experience. 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.
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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.