Finding A New Way To Work

April 17th, 2019

Finding A New Way To Work



Since 2014, the Library has partnered with Jessica Rareshide, CPC, CSP, to offer programs that are related to job search strategies, interviewing techniques, and résumé assistance. The success of these programs has been extraordinary in educating Library users in desperate need of new techniques of job searching in the ever-changing workplace, especially considering that the job search process has changed so dramatically during the last five years due to technology. In 2015, additional programs were offered with topics that focus on career happiness, retiring and restarting, and returning to the workforce; and, along with the new programs came a new name: the Workforce Development Series. Everyone could learn something new from the programs in the Workforce Development Series, but those who haven’t had success searching for their next job, who may be doing the same thing over and over again using outdated methods, will benefit the most and are encouraged to attend.

Spring 2019 Workforce Development Series Schedule and Descriptions

Retire & Restart
If you are thinking about retiring, but don’t know what to do about the uncertainty of daily life, this workshop will help you figure out how to start your dream retirement.
Smith Library on Tuesday, March 12 from 6pm - 7pm

Returning to the Workforce
Learn how to return to the workforce after a period of unemployment due to life circumstances like parenthood or incarceration.
East New Orleans Regional Library on Wednesday March 20 from 6pm - 7pm
Alvar Library on Wednesday April 24 from 6pm - 7pm
Main Library on Friday May 3 from 10:30am - 11:30am

Interview with a Purpose
Learn how to use the interview to tell an employer that you are the perfect candidate for a job.
Nora Navra Library on Thursday, March 28 from 6pm - 7pm
Keller Library & Community Center on Thursday May 9 from 6pm - 7pm

Effective Résumé Writing
Learn the details of résumé creation, why résumé formatting is so important, and how to think like an interviewer.
Mid-City Library on Thursday April 4 from 6pm - 7pm

Résumé Review
Bring your résumé to be reviewed and learn how to improve it.
Children's Resource Center Library on Saturday April 13 from 2pm - 3pm

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