Fall Workforce Development Series

August 1st, 2019

Fall Workforce Development Series

Description

The Library has partnered with career coach and former corporate recruiter, Jessica Rareshide, CPC, CSP, to offer two series of workshops related to job search strategies, interviewing techniques, and résumé assistance.

Have you ever wondered:

• Why you can’t seem to get an interview?
• Why you shouldn’t mention salary requirements in an interview?
• Why you jump from job to job?
• If there is something “wrong” with your résumé?
• What to say if a hiring manager asks why you were fired?
• How to respond to those dreaded interview questions about your greatest strengths and weaknesses?


From Inspired to Hired

Effective Résumé Writing
Is your current résumé getting you interviews? How do you organize your experience, and what is the best format to use? How long should your résumé be, and how do you know what to include and exclude? What do you include in the cover letter to get their attention? What are current trends in résumé writing? Learn to think like the hiring manager when they read your résumé. All of these questions will be answered as we discuss résumé creation.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Wednesday, August 21 from 6pm - 7pm

Interview with Purpose
How do you persuade the hiring manager that you fit the job, want the job, and can do the job? Behavioral questions are going to be asked. Do you know how to answer them? What would set you apart from the other candidates? When do you ask about salary? This workshop also covers salary negotiation and other tips you need to know about the job offer. What happens if your current employer counter offers for you to stay? Interview tips will be shared, and your specific questions answered.
Central City Library on Wednesday, September 4 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Retire & Restart
You are thinking about retiring but are uncertain about what you are going to do every day. We will work through the emotional side of retiring and creating your dream retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend so you may work through an exercise designed to give you more clarity about what your days will look like after saying goodbye to your employer.
Latter Library on Thursday, September 12 from 6pm - 7pm

Bring Your Résumé Night
Bring 2 copies of your résumé. Jessica will review it and make recommendations on how to improve it. You will ask your important résumé questions, specific to your experience and targeted position. Space is limited, so you must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time and sign in to have your résumé reviewed.
Nix Library on Friday, September 13 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Returning to the Workforce
You have been out of the workforce and want to return. Whether it’s been many years or only a short time since you worked, knowing where to begin can be daunting. Learn to identify your skills and create a résumé that supports your unique skill set and former experience. Learn how to present yourself in the interview for a positive outcome. Norman Mayer Library on Monday, November 18 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bring Your Résumé Night
Bring 2 copies of your résumé. Jessica will review it and make recommendations on how to improve it. You will ask your important résumé questions, specific to your experience and targeted position. Space is limited, so you must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time and sign in to have your résumé reviewed.
Nora Navra Library on Wednesday, December 11 from 6pm - 7pm


Career Jumpstart, a Four-part Series at Algiers Regional Library

Participants must commit to attending all four sessions. Registration is required. Register here.

Corporation of One®:The Ownership Approach
Develop your professional success brand. You will learn how the Corporation of One® philosophy builds a foundation of accountability and responsibility for your career happiness. Find out how your natural behavioral competencies translate into job success, and identify positions that make best use of those skills. You will learn the top causes of job stress and why Emotional Intelligence is more important than IQ.
Tuesday, September 24 from 6pm - 7pm

Effective Résumé Writing
Is your current résumé getting you interviews? How do you organize your experience, and what is the best format to use? How long should your résumé be, and how do you know what to include and exclude? What do you include in the cover letter to get their attention? What are current trends in résumé writing? Learn to think like the hiring manager when they read your résumé. All of these questions will be answered as we discuss résumé creation.
Tuesday, October 1 from 6pm - 7pm

Résumé Review
Bring 2 copies of your résumé. Jessica will review it and make recommendations on how to improve it. You will ask your important résumé questions, specific to your experience and targeted position.
Tuesday, October 8 from 6pm - 7pm

Interview with Purpose
How do you persuade the hiring manager that you fit the job, want the job, and can do the job? Behavioral questions are going to be asked. Do you know how to answer them? What would set you apart from the other candidates? When do you ask about salary? This workshop also covers salary negotiation and other tips you need to know about the job offer. What happens if your current employer counter offers for you to stay? Interview tips will be shared, and your specific questions answered.
Tuesday, October 15 from 6pm - 7pm

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