Networking during a global pandemic

Networking during a global pandemic

September 15, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Networking involves interacting with others, exchanging information, and developing professional or social contacts.  If done correctly, successful networking can open doors to mentorship, professional development, and career gr...

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Check out these online jobseeker resources for military veterans

Check out these online jobseeker resources for military veterans

September 8, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Military Veterans may face a challenging period of unemployment after leaving the armed forces. Our Workforce Development Team/Taskforce has collected and compiled some websites and online resources for those who have served and...

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The Informational Interview: What is it and why is it important?

The Informational Interview: What is it and why is it important?

September 1, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sometimes the most current and specific information about a career field may not be available online.  You may find the most helpful information comes from people who are currently working in the field.

An informational inter...

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Looking for work? Check out these businesses hiring!

Looking for work? Check out these businesses hiring!

August 24, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Attention Job Seekers! From time to time, the Workforce Development Team at CCPL will use this platform to share information about employment opportunities in our service areas.

While we are committed to connecting you with r...

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Spotlight on new jobseeker resource: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Spotlight on new jobseeker resource: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

August 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Infobase’s Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is now available on the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) website.  Jobseekers can complete a couple easy steps to access this comprehensive life-long learning career explora...

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A conversation with Technology Librarian Melissa Hatch

A conversation with Technology Librarian Melissa Hatch

August 11, 2021

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) created a Workforce Development Taskforce eighteen months ago.  Initially, this group was assembled and tasked with creating a virtual curriculum of jobseeker services and resources on library social media p...

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On Interviewing: Answering the question:

On Interviewing: Answering the question: 'Tell us about a difficult situation and how you handled it'

July 28, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Imagine yourself going into a job interview excited and feeling positive about presenting your skillset, achievements, and accomplishments to a prospective employer. Suddenly that enthusiasm and optimism is deflated when you are...

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What’s the etiquette for requesting and writing letters of reference?

What’s the etiquette for requesting and writing letters of reference?

July 14, 2021

 Reference letters are commonly used to verify a person’s skill set, character, and accomplishments. If you are applying for a job, you will need a letter of recommendation at some point.  If you are a supervisor, manager, or person in a leadershi...

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Employment app offers quick gigs for seasoned workers

Employment app offers quick gigs for seasoned workers

June 15, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Are you a job seeker with proven expertise or talent? Are you looking to supplement your income with local work that fits with your availability and expertise? Are you a business owner facing reduced capacity and closure due to ...

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SC Works offers job seekers virtual workshops in June

SC Works offers job seekers virtual workshops in June

June 9, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - SC Works will offer a series of Virtual Employment Skills Workshops throughout the month of June. The workshops are free and open to all job seekers. Participants must register in advance. Click on the workshop title below to ac...

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