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

Job Help Center at Main LibraryThe 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.

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Job Related Events/Training at the Library

The Secrets of Behavioral (STAR) Interviewing
Behavioral (STAR) interviewing is a technique that many employers now use to predict a job applicant's future behavior. Learn from a veteran HR professional how to succeed when faced with this difficult but common style of interviewing.     Learn More

Resume Tutoring
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

Professional Development Job Search Planning and Preparation
Meet with consultant Reginald Johnson to learn about searching and preparing for a job.     Learn More

Building your Personal Brand to Market Yourself
This seminar will help you understand, build, and communicate the unique Brand that is YOU. Learn to differentiate yourself from the competition and increase your visibility when looking for a job.     Learn More

Resume Building with AARP
Join us as skilled presenters from AARP give valuable tips and insight into developing an outstanding resume as an older adult. Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so it stands out from the crowd.    Learn More

How to Win the Heart and Mind of a Recruiter
Abby, a seasoned recruiter, will take you behind the scenes and provide you with secret insights into the HR and recruiting process. Learn how to think like a recruiter; where, when & how recruiters look for you; how you can attract them; and more!    Learn More

Job Seeking: 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.    Learn More

Resume Tutoring
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

Computer Basics Part I
Get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for adults with little or no previous computer experience.    Learn More

Learn LinkedIn with AARP
Learn the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting a job you want in this workshop led by AARP. If possible, bring your resume on a flash drive or e-mail account. Stop by at 5:00 for refreshments and networking.    Learn More

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Technology Access

Reserve a Job Help Center PC

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 general application information worksheet in advance to maximize your job search time online.

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