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
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. Bring your own flash drive if possible. Learn More
Networking with LinkedIn
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, build your network, enhance your profile, navigate company pages, and explore LinkedIn's job resources in this workshop led by library staff. Learn More
Enhance your writing and performing skills incorporating grammar and language. Learn More
Computer Basics Part II
Get hands-on practice using a computer, keyboard and mouse in this class for beginners.
Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn Basics
Learn about using LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting the job you really want. Bring a resume saved on a removable flash drive or in an e-mail if you would like to create a LinkedIn account. Learn More
Sign up now for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor. Topics covered may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office, Internet, email, and online applications. Learn More
Job Search Planning & Preparation
Planning and organizing are critical to job search success. You may not consider yourself an organized person but you can learn this skill. Find out how at this informative session provided by Reginald Johnson. Learn More
Resume Review: 1-on-1 Support Session
Need help with your resume or cover letter? Please submit a paper copy to the Job Help Center desk or email an electronic copy to email@example.com. Once we've reviewed your resume we'll email or call you to schedule a resume review appointment. Learn More
10 Steps to your Best Resume
Learn how to create of edit your resume to give you an edge to get the best job. Participants will leave with knowledge of resume essentials and formatting. Learn More
Peace Corps Information Session
Join Deborah Buckley of the Peace Corps for information about the great programs they provide. 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.