Work Matters at the Library

Are you looking for a job or a career change? Are you thinking of starting your own business?
The Work Matters service at your library is a perfect place to explore research and learn new skills.
Work Matters is a national initiative and partnership between Cork County Libraries and Libraries Ireland. It is available in all 25 Branches across the county.

work matters logo - Explore career information.
 - Learn about supports available for jobseekers.
 - Develop new skills to boost your CV and job application.
 - Search and apply for jobs in Ireland and abroad.
 - Research companies and potential suppliers.
 - Develop new skills to plan, start and grow your own business.
 - Research funding sources for small businesses.
 - Explore the market and identify potential customers.
 - Research your competitors.
 - Connect with like-minded people and share experiences.

work matters desk  - A wide variety of books from job seeking to interview skills and psychometric tests, to starting your own business, entrepreneurship and social media skills.

  - Access to e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and newspapers. Cork County Library Online.

  - Chose from 500+ e-learning courses to re-skill, up-skill or broaden your interests.

  - Online language learning courses.

  - Designated research and work space with computer access .

  - Wi-Fi and printing facilities.

  - Free access with your library membership. Becoming a library member is easy just click here and fill out the online membership form. Once your membership is processed you can start using the library resources.

  - Events in the areas of job seeking and entrepreneurship. If you are interested in attending please email to be added to the mailing list. 

 - For further information on Business Supports visit Libraries Ireland: Business Support.
 - For further information on Employment Supports visit: Libraries Ireland: Employment Supports
 - For examples of a business plan: 
 - For examples of CV writing:
 - For recruitment and course advice:
 - Jobs Ireland:
 - Jobs Ireland Candidate Registration Guide

 - Further Education & Training Course Hub:
 - Springboard Course

For more information, visit Work Matters | Libraries Ireland

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