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

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

Teen Summer Reading: I Can be a DJ
Test out turn tables with local DJ Kwad-T and learn what it takes to be a DJ. This Hands-on program will teach you the tips you need to get started as a DJ.     Learn More

Accessing GCF Learn Free
Come learn about this free website offering over 750 lessons and 250 videos. We will focus on’s technology learning resources, which cover topics like email basics, navigating the Internet, and the Microsoft Office Suite.    Learn More

Teen Summer Reading: I Can be a Chef
Learn what it takes to make a delicious dish from scratch while participating in our Teen Cooking Challenge. During this hands-on program, teens will learn about the challenges and rewards of a career in this field, as well as how to read a recipe and measure ingredients.     Learn More

Teen Fashion Apprentice Fashion Photography Competition
Win a Free Fashion Photography Apprenticeship for a week with Studio 345! Pick up a packet at participating library branches for more information.     Learn More

Job Seeking: Interviewing Tips with Jacob's Ladder Job Readiness Program
A representative from Jacob's Ladder Job Readiness Program will teach you how to make a great first impression in an interview, the different types of interviews you might encounter, and techniques for post-interview follow up.    Learn More

CPCC's Pathways to Careers Information Session
Pathways to Careers offers qualified students the chance to work toward completion of their GED® while receiving occupational and work readiness training. All students will attend CPCC full-time and will receive scholarships to cover the full cost.    Learn More

Job Seeking: Computer Help to Improve Your Job Search
Come enjoy a Computer clinic for job seekers presented by the Program Coordinator with the Jacob's Ladder program, which is a part of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas. This is a 3 week series. MUST register before attending.     Learn More

Computer Basics Part II
Get hands-on practice using a computer, keyboard and mouse in this class for beginners.     Learn More

Learn more about upcoming Job Related Programs and training >>>

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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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