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Job Help at the Library

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Training & Development Resources |Technology Access |Resume Building
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

Technology Tutor 1 on 1
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

Job Seeking: Online Searching and Applications
Job Seeking: Learn the skills necessary to search for jobs online, submit applications electronically, and prepare for an interview.    Learn More

Job Seeking: Online Applications
Most employers now require you to submit job applications online. Learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the online application process.    Learn More

Mobile Technology: Devices and Features
Are you thinking about buying a SMART phone or tablet? Do you already own a SMART device and want to learn more? Join the library to discuss several key features for mobile computing devices.    Learn More

Building Your Personal Brand to Market Yourself
This seminar will help you understand, build, and communicate the unique Brand that is YOU. Learn to differentiate yourself from the competition and increase your visibility when looking for a job.     Learn More

CMLibrary Presents: AARP Presents Rights for Older Workers
Join us as skilled presenters from AARP discuss the rights of older adults both in the workforce and looking for employment.     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

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

Job Seeking: Resumes
Learn writing tips that will help you polish up your resume so that it stands out from the crowd. This class is a great place to start if you don't have a resume or if you'd like to change the format of your current resume. Prerequisite: Word Basics    Learn More

Computer Basics I
Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, and get a basic overview of computer terms and concepts in this class for people with little or no previous computer experience.    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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