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Job Help at the Library

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Job Searching |Community Help & Support |Networking Support

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

Job Seeking: Networking with LinkedIn Basics
Learn to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market yourself, network, and improve your odds of getting the job you really want. If possible, bring your resume on a flash drive or as attachment within an e-mail account.    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 from a veteran HR professional how to succeed when faced with this difficult but common style of interviewing.    Learn More

Interview Skills
Join us for a special one-hour online seminar where we will do a quick review of the dynamics of the interview process as well as addressing common behavior-based questions. This program is being presented by Charlotte Works.    Learn More

Internet Basics
Learn how to access, navigate, and print websites. Get basic techniques for searching the Internet and being safe online. This class is for people already comfortable using the mouse and keyboard, but with little or no previous Internet experience.     Learn More

Microsoft Excel Basics I
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

Job Search Checklist
Searching for a job can feel overwhelming, so learn how to break it into manageable steps. Start checking off as many of these activities as you can, and you’ll find yourself on the way to a great opportunity.    Learn More

Networking Strategies
Learn how to make networking events effective for you – how to introduce yourself, start a conversation, etc. Whether you are in the job search or exploring career options, you will learn easy, non-threatening ways to connect with others.    Learn More

A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Ebay
Learn how to set up an Ebay account on Ebay as well as photograph, post, sell and track your items. Robin Bryan is a certified eBay Education Specialist and uses PowerPoint created by eBay, supplemented with her personal tips and suggestions.    Learn More

How to Have a Difficult Conversation with a Boss or Co-worker
Explore ways to address a difficult subject with a boss or co-worker, including simple communication breakdown or adversarial relationship history.    Learn More

Job Search Tutoring
Sign up for a 60-minute individual session with a Library staff member to get help applying for jobs online. Call 704-416-3000, visit a service desk, or go online to make an appointment.    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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