As Charlotte Mecklenburg Library works “to improve lives and build a stronger community,” job help programming is an essential element of the offerings provided at no charge to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
Job Help Centers at Main, Beatties Ford Road Regional, Steele Creek and Sugar Creek libraries are members of the CARE3 network, and offer extended computer sessions; access to experienced staff who can assist with formatting resumes and searching for jobs; as well as books on careers, online guides, computer classes and an online job board that is updated daily.
University City Regional Library also has a newly formed partnership with the Charlotte Area Society of Human Resource Management (CASHRM) to provide a lineup of job help programs throughout the month of August.
Learn how to network more effectively in the job search process. Workshops are led by Victoria Chopra, J.D. or Calista Phair-Tucker.
Learn how to make a great first impression in an interview during this workshop about the different types of interviews you might encounter. Also learn how to create a narrative resume and techniquest for post-interview follow-up. Workshops are led by Victoria Chopra, J.D. or Calista Phair-Tucker.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Learning writing tips that will help you polish up your resume and cover letter so they stand out from the crowd, and get tips on generating interviews. Workshops are led by Judie Ulsh, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RCC or Calista Phair-Tucker.
It’s More than a Paycheck
When accepting a job offer, look for a total rewards package. These workshops are led by Victoria Chopra, J.D.
Building Your Personal Brand to Market Yourself
Distinguish yourself from the competition and increase your visibility when looking for a job by learning how to understand, build and communicate your unique brand in this workshop led by Calista Phair-Tucker.
These programs are free to attend, but do require registration. Click the dates above to register. If you can't make it to any of the programs in August, keep an eye on the online calendar for even more job help programming offered throughout the year.
Are you just in need of resume assistance? The Library also offers 1-on-1 resume review support sessions. Email a copy of your resume to email@example.com. Once a library staff member has reviewed your resume, you will get a request to schedule an appointment to review.
Check out the resources below to find even more job help available to you from anywhere you have access to the internet.
Job Help Online Tools
The Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress includes job listings, resume and cover letter building tools, interview tips, practice tests, and more.
This toolkit includes links to Internet resources, NC LIVE career information and e-books, selected books, and what other libraries are doing.
Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Register online to access thousands of North Carolina job listings, sign up for workshops and get tools to land your next career opportunity.
Resources for employers and job seekers, including a list of Job Support Groups, plus you can post your resume for free, and search the Job Board.
Business information for local entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners who are looking to get their businesses started or grow their customer base.
Created by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent resource for finding info about industry trends and salary projections.
Search job openings worldwide by entering job titles, keywords, companies, or locations or post your resume online to be found by potential employers.