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
Job Seeking: Job Help at West Boulevard Library
Join the West Boulevard Library for an informational session about job help services at the library, a showcase of Jacob's Ladder Job Center (a program with the Urban League), and a class on interviewing skills.
One-on-one sessions; first come, first serve. Please bring a print copy of your current resume. Learn More
This workshop is a follow up to the introductory class. After a review of the basics, we will discuss formulas, functions, modifying a spreadsheet and charts and graphs. Registration preference is given to those who attend Excel Basics.
Professional Development Workshop For Teens
Learn skills that will give you the edge when interviewing for your potential new job. This session we will focus on having self-confidence, dignity, pride, and how it can assist to make a positive lasting first impression. Learn More
Job Searching Online Basics
Learn how to find and apply for jobs on the Web, as well as locate additional job searching help. Requires familiarity with the Internet. (9 Person Limit) Learn More
Job Seeking: Interviewing Tips with Jacob's Ladder Job Readiness Program
A representative 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
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
Computer Basics Part II
Get hands-on practice using a computer, keyboard and mouse in this class for beginners.
Stellar Resume Preparation
Learn tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd and generate interviews. Learn More
The Secret to Interviewing Successfully
This workshop is designed to reveal the secret to interviewing successfully and will introduce the 4-Step Interview Prep method that will help you prepare effectively for interviews. Learn More
Learn more about upcoming Job Related Programs and training >>>
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.