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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.

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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

How to Establish Good Credit and Check Your Credit Report
Ed Gilliam of Alliance Credit Counseling will guide you through the steps to building good credit, how to rebuild your credit, and how to avoid credit pitfalls. In this engaging workshop, Mr. Gilliam will help you build solid financial health.    Learn More

Resume Review Sessions
Need help with your resume or cover letter? Please email an electronic copy of your resume to Once we've reviewed your resume we'll email or call you to schedule a resume review appointment. Other hours available.    Learn More

Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a volunteer to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics.    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

Resume Building with AARP
Finding work in today's economy can be very challenging. AARP's resume building workshop focuses on helping people of all ages navigate these challenges and create an effective resume. Register online or call 704-416-6400.    Learn More

Microsoft Excel 2013 Basics
In this introductory workshop, create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful.    Learn More

Financial Literacy - Foundation Finances 50+ with AARP
AARP Foundation Finances is a financial capability program designed to motivate and empower participants of all ages to take charge of their financial future. Click on "Learn More" for additional information. Register online or call 704-416-6400.     Learn More

Job Search Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a staff member to get help developing/editing your resume or cover letter and applying for jobs. Call 704-416-3000 to make an appointment.    Learn More

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

Email Basics
If you're new to email, join us to create an email account using Google's free email service Gmail. Learn to send emails, attach files, manage your contacts and organize your inbox.     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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