Jobs and Career
The Michigan Helping Hand site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. You can find information about jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing. CPL has also put together (along with other members of the Metro Net Library Consortium) a checklist to help those that are facing unemployment and feeling overwhelmed by the recession. Tough Times - Library Lifelines is a list of resources to help you: file for unemployment, find affordable health insurance, find a new job, keep your home, maintain and repair your credit plus find additional assistance.
This opportunity is ideal for hiring managers, HR people or anyone that has had experience conducting interviews. If you are interested, contact Laurie Golden at email@example.com for more information.
Spiff up that resume and learn sure-fire interview techniques at three workshops to help job seekers offered at the Canton Public Library.
Christina Stark, a human resources specialist, will help attendees prepare for the job market with the following programs.
Resume Development, July 16, 10:00AM-Noon. An excellent resume is a marketing document that is well written, attractive, interesting, appropriately formatted, has a professional quality, and contains no inaccurate or misleading information. Guidelines and worksheets will be provided to help you develop that marketing document. Current issues for job seekers, cover letters, and the Internet will be discussed.
Interview Strategies, July 29, 10 a.m.–noon. Getting that interview is the culmination of your job search efforts. Interviews not only include that face-to-face time with your potential employer but could include personality, knowledge, and behavioral assessments. This workshop will cover information about the types of interviews, the importance of preparation, and questions you can expect (and you should ask).
Speed Interview Practice Session, August 13, 7-9 p.m. Get real life practice answering interview questions in this round-robin style format. As a prerequisite, you must attend the Resume Development and/or Interview Strategies class.
Online registration with a valid library card is required for all programs. You may register two weeks in advance of program date at our Program Calendar. Community volunteers are needed to act as interviewers for the Speed Interview Practice Session. Call 734-397-0999 to sign up.
Discover how to use the ReferenceUSA database with its 14 million potential employers nationwide as a job searching tool! Session topics include how to put together your information in a resume, networking, researching for company information, and negotiating techniques. Register online, this class now open to residents and non-residents alike.
File online or by phone with the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), the State of Michigan's source for unemployment claims. UIA may be reached toll free at 866-500-0017
Michigan Works! provides in-person assistance, computers, and job postings, at local offices throughout the state:
- Ferndale: 248-545-0222
- Highland: 248-889-0410
- Novi: 248-956-5060
- Oak Park: 248-691-8437
- Oxford: 248-969-2399
- Pontiac: 248-276-1777
- Southfield: 248-796-4550
- Troy: 248-823-5101
- Waterford: 248-682-3417
- Wayne: 734-858-4284
For additional assistance in filing your claim, watch Filing Your Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Finding a Job at the UIA website.
HealthCare.org is the home of the Health Insurance Marketplace which allows residents to find, compare, and purchase health coverage. Look at CPL's Affordable Care Act Resources to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how to obtain affordable health coverage for you and your family.
At $1.50 for the first page and $1 per additional page for outgoing domestic faxes (international faxes are $4.95 for the first page and $3.45 per page thereafter), Canton Public Library offers self-serve faxing at reasonable rates. But did you know that in many cases, you can scan and email your document(s) for free — avoiding fax charges altogether? Canton Public Library has flatbed (letter-size) scanners you can use at no cost. Once you have your scanned documents, simply send them to the recipient from your web-based email account from the same computer you used for scanning.