Job Help at the Library
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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
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a Library staff member or volunteer to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment. Learn More
Job Search Tutoring
Would you like some help filling out job applications or revising a resume/cover letter? Or do you need computer help? Sign up for a tutoring session with a staff member. Learn More
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a Library staff member or volunteer to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment.
This workshop is a follow up to the introductory class. After a review of the basics, we will discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Registration preference is given to those who attend Excel Basics.
The Secret to Interviewing Successfully
This workshop is designed to reveal the secret to interviewing successfully and will introduce the 4-Step Interview Prep method that will help you prepare effectively for interviews. Learn More
Networking with LinkedIn Intermediate
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn beyond the basics to build your network, enhance your profile, navigate company pages, and explore LinkedIn's job resources. Must have a LinkedIn account. Learn More
Practice Your Interview Skills
Join us for a one-on-one mock interview session with a local human resources professional. You'll be asked common interview questions, then get constructive feedback and tips on how to improve. Call 704-416-0500 to register, starting October 31st. Learn More
Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process. 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
Networking Tips for Job Seekers
Learn how to network more effectively in the job search process in this workshop led by Reginald Johnson of Grace-Mar Services.
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.