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 The Job Help Center at Main Library 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.
Job Related Events/Training at the Library
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.
Professional Development for Teens
This months topic is dressing for success. We will discuss key tips on how to look your best for your job interview. There will also be a neck tying teaching portion with straight and bow ties! Facilitated by The Teen Loft's own AJ! Learn More
Job Seeking: Cover Letters
Your cover letter is your first opportunity to make a great impression on an employer and stand out from the crowd. Learn writing tips to help you polish up your cover letter and customise it for specific jobs. Learn More
Job Seeking: Interviewing Tips with Jacob's Ladder
The Program Coordinator 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
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
Peace Corps Information Session
Learn what it is like to live and work with a community overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer as well as how to support projects in our community. Deborah Buckley, a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer will be joined by others to share stories. Learn More
Inside the Interviewer's Mind: Ace the Most Common Questions
Learn from a veteran HR professional how interviewers want you to answer five of the most common interview questions. Participants will walk away from this interactive session knowing what to say and what not to say when asked these five questions. 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
Job Seeking: Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd. Designed for adults with word processing experience but little or no previous resume experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Learn More
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More Training & Development Resources
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 Reserve a Job Help Center PC general application information worksheet in advance to maximize your job search time online.