Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers even more job help programs

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers even more job help programs

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.

Networking Basics

Saturday, August 4 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 9 from 6-7 p.m.
Monday, August 13 from 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29 from 6-7 p.m.

Learn how to network more effectively in the job search process. Workshops are led by Victoria Chopra, J.D. or Calista Phair-Tucker.


Interview Basics

Monday, August 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28 from 6-7 p.m.

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

Saturday, August 11 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14 from 6-7 p.m.
Monday, August 27 from 6-7 p.m.

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

Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, August 15 from 6-7 p.m.

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. 

Job Help Programs at the Library

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 ucresumehelp@gmail.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

NC LIVE Jobs Portal

The Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress includes job listings, resume and cover letter building tools, interview tips, practice tests, and more.

Job Search Toolkit

This toolkit includes links to Internet resources, NC LIVE career information and e-books, selected books, and what other libraries are doing.

CareerOneStop

Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice with CareerOneStop. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

NCWorks

Register online to access thousands of North Carolina job listings, sign up for workshops and get tools to land your next career opportunity.

Job Support Groups

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.

NC LIVE Business Portal

Business information for local entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners who are looking to get their businesses started or grow their customer base.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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.

Indeed.com

Search job openings worldwide by entering job titles, keywords, companies, or locations or post your resume online to be found by potential employers.