Are you familiar with CareerCenter of Maine? Maine CareerCenters provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Whether you are looking to improve your job qualifications, explore a different profession, find a new career or start a new business, the CareerCenter can help.
Curtis Library is now able to offer virtual appointments with a CareerCenter consultant. We provide a laptop, reliable internet connection, a private space, and any tech support you might need during your appointment.
Do you have questions about whether or not these services are for you? We answer some common questions below:
Do I need to be a Brunswick/Harpswell resident or CML patron? No, not necessarily. Several libraries in Maine are piloting this program. Email or call us for more info.
Are these services free to me? Yes! Career Centers are available all over the state so you can find a convenient location.
Does my income matter? Nope, not at all.
Are your services confidential? Absolutely. Public libraries pride themselves on providing no fee for service, confidential support and this is no different.
I feel like I could use some career help but I’m a little embarrassed/nervous to call. We understand. Asking for help isn’t always easy and making the phone call can be the hardest step. Our partner from the Career Center is very kind and willing to help and will put you at ease. There is no obligation to continue if it’s not for you!
I haven’t identified my exact needs. Should I still make an appointment? Yes. Don’t worry if you are not sure what specific services you are looking for. Wendy can help you talk it through! This can be a conversation that helps add new career ideas or brings to light some relevant options that you may not know about yet.
The CareerCenter can also help you if:
- You’re a recent high school graduate and looking for jobs/internship in a specific field.
- You have a business idea and would like help fine-tuning it. Or, if you’d like help narrowing down your ideas for a home-based business.
- You have been out of the work force for a while and are looking for help with your resume.
- You have an interview coming up and would like to practice either your interview skills or using technology for virtual interviews.
- You are self-employed and are looking for marketing resources or help identifying useful online platforms.
The staff at the Curtis Help Desk will assist you with making an appointment – appointments are available on Thursdays and Fridays only. Call 725-5242 and choose option 4.