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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

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

Resume Tutoring
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.     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

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Intermediate
Learn to create charts and graphs, adjust presentation timing, and add multimedia effects in this second of a two-part series introducing PowerPoint 2007. Previous PowerPoint experience is required.    Learn More

Professional Development: Interviewing Tips
This workshop will demonstrate employment application tips, professional appearance, do’s and don’ts of interviewing and effective responses to interview questions.     Learn More

Selling on eBay and Etsy: A Beginner's Guide
An overview of selling on eBay and Etsy, two shopping websites in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Registration is not required for this event.     Learn More

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

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.     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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