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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

One-on-One Resume Counseling
Not sure your resume is conveying the right message? Bring your resume to the Job Help Center and meet with an HR professional. They will critique and suggest improvements to your resume. First come, first served only.    Learn More

Resume Class
Do you need to create or revise your resume? Sign up in the Job Help Center for a 1 hour session with an HR professional to do just that? Bring your work history information: dates, names of companies and supervisors and phone numbers.    Learn More

Upcycled T- Shirt Design
Enhance your fashion skills and create a unique new look from a cast-off tee! Snacks provided.     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

PowerPoint I
Learn to create, edit, and add transition and animation to a PowerPoint 2013 presentation in this class for adults who have mastered basic computer and word processing skills.     Learn More

Career Exploration: Meet Comedian Jeremy "Burpie" Alsop
Join comedian Jeremy "Burpie" Alsop to learn about the types of education and work experience that will prepare you to be a comedian. Jeremy will also perform some stand-up comedy for participants!     Learn More

Resume Basics
Learn writing and formatting tips that will help you polish up your resume so it stands out from the crowd. Word processing experience required.     Learn More

Technology Tutoring
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

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 Once we've reviewed your resume we'll email or call you to schedule a resume review appointment.    Learn More

Blog Basics
Blogs are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, post pictures, just express yourself, or create a starter website for your business. In this class we will learn and create a blog account.     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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