Job Search Workshop April 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, April 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. The series will continue on Tuesday, April 3, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The two-part series is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression.

Learn tips on writing a better resumé, researching prospective employers, interviewing and non-verbal skills, making a great first impression, networking, and much more. By developing an organized plan of action, the applicant is able to experience a more efficient job hunt with an increased chance of success.

In the series, a team of 8 professionals, with decades of experience in corporate America between them, will share their insight and the experiences they themselves have had in the business world – from the perspective of the employer doing the hiring as well as the employee looking for a job. The job-search survival team includes business owners and a mixture of retired and working professionals – all of whom volunteer their time for this workshop.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Local Job Fair – April 18, 2018

Job Fair

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
9 am – Noon

Location: Richmond Campus, Wharton County Junior College
5333 FM 1640, Richmond, TX 77469

Limited to first 25 employers to sign up – NO cost to employers. Each employer will be provided one 5-foot table and one chair. RSVP for 2 chairs, if desired. Employers only: RSVP to RobertW@wcjc.edu

Open to all WCJC students and the public

Attendees: Dress for the office, not the beach! Bring resumes or a short bio about yourself with contact information to leave with employers. Tell them a little about yourself. Are you seeking full-time or part-time work? Are you available morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend hours? Let them know if you are a student.

 

Job Search Workshop March 26 & 27, 2018

LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS AT SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY

 Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, March 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. The series will continue on Tuesday, March 27, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The two-part series is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression.

Learn tips on writing a better resumé, researching prospective employers, interviewing and non-verbal skills, making a great first impression, networking, and much more. By developing an organized plan of action, the applicant is able to experience a more efficient job hunt with an increased chance of success.

In the series, a team of 8 professionals, with decades of experience in corporate America between them, will share their insight and the experiences they themselves have had in the business world – from the perspective of the employer doing the hiring as well as the employee looking for a job. The job-search survival team includes business owners and a mixture of retired and working professionals – all of whom volunteer their time for this workshop.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Resume Writing Workshop March 13, 2018

GET HELP CREATING A RESUMÉ AT LIBRARY PROGRAM

Individuals creating a resumé for the first time can get hands-on help at a special “Resumé Workshop” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library on Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Learn the basics of putting together a resumé. Those attending this informal program will receive one-one-one help formatting a resumé and will receive a template and description of the essential elements that they can take home with them.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604, or by visiting the library.

 

Library to Demonstrate Online Job & Career Resource Feb. 12

Job-hunters can learn about a special online resource, Job & Career Accelerator™, available through Fort Bend County Libraries, at an introductory demonstration on Monday, February 12, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in the Computer Lab at theCinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Staff from the library’s Adult Services department will provide an overview and demonstration of this easy-to-use online resource for job-hunters who are searching for the right job or a new career. Job & Career Accelerator helps job-hunters create professional resumés and cover letters, get detailed and current information on a variety of occupations, match personal interests and skills with a desired career, improve interviewing skills, and much more. The database includes detailed information on more than 1,000 different occupations, and matches interests and skills with possible careers. It also provides more than five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings.

The Job & Career Accelerator resource can be accessed remotely at any time of the day or night from a home computer with an Internet connection. A library card barcode number is required to use this resource outside of the library.

The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

 

Job Search Survival Workshop Feb. 12 & 13, 2018

LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS AT CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY

Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, February 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The series will continue on Tuesday, February 13, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The two-part series is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression.

Learn tips on writing a better resumé, researching prospective employers, interviewing and non-verbal skills, making a great first impression, networking, and much more. By developing an organized plan of action, the applicant is able to experience a more efficient job hunt with an increased chance of success.

In the series, a team of 8 professionals, with decades of experience in corporate America between them, will share their insight and the experiences they themselves have had in the business world – from the perspective of the employer doing the hiring as well as the employee looking for a job. The job-search survival team includes business owners and a mixture of retired and working professionals – all of whom volunteer their time for this workshop.

Refreshments for the workshop were made possible by the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Resume Writing Workshop Feb. 13, 2018

GET HELP CREATING A RESUMÉ AT LIBRARY PROGRAM

Individuals creating a resumé for the first time can get hands-on help at a special “Resumé Workshop” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 13, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Learn the basics of putting together a resumé. Those attending this informal program will receive one-one-one help formatting a resumé and will receive a template and description of the essential elements that they can take home with them.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604, or by visiting the library.

 

Learn Job Search Survival Tips Feb. 6 & 7, 2018

Have you been searching for a job and not having any luck? Maybe it’s time for a change in your game plan. Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Tuesday, February 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The series will continue on Wednesday, February 7, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The two-part series is designed to help all job-hunters, from those applicants applying for a position at a fast-food restaurant to executives looking for a position in a large company. The tips that are presented can help any applicant plan a more efficient job hunt and make a more favorable impression.

Learn tips on writing a better resumé, researching prospective employers, interviewing and non-verbal skills, making a great first impression, networking, and much more. By developing an organized plan of action, the applicant is able to experience a more efficient job hunt with an increased chance of success.

In the series, a team of 8 professionals, with decades of experience in corporate America between them, will share their insight and the experiences they themselves have had in the business world – from the perspective of the employer doing the hiring as well as the employee looking for a job. The job-search survival team includes business owners and a mixture of retired and working professionals – all of whom volunteer their time for this workshop.

The sessions are free and open to the public. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library.

 

Get Help Creating a Resume – Jan. 9th

Individuals creating a resumé for the first time can get hands-on help at a special “Resumé Workshop” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 9, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Learn the basics of putting together a resumé. Those attending this informal program will receive one-one-one help formatting a resumé and will receive a template and description of the essential elements that they can take home with them.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604, or by visiting the library.

 

Learn About Resources for Job Hunters Jan. 10 & 17.

Are you looking for a job or considering a career change? You can pound the pavement with all the other job-hunters, or you can begin your search with a little preliminary legwork at the library.

Fort Bend County Libraries offers a variety of resources for job-hunters. In January, the University Branch Library in Sugar Land will present two workshops that will provide assistance on everything from creating a fantastic resumé to accessing area job lists.

On Wednesday, January 10, the Adult Services staff will demonstrate how to use the library’s “Job & Career Accelerator” online resource. The demonstration will take place at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab; seating is limited and reservations are required.

This easy-to-use online resource helps job-hunters create professional resumés and cover letters, get detailed and current information on a variety of occupations, match personal interests and skills with a desired career, improve interviewing skills, and much more. The resource includes a database with detailed information on more than 1,000 different occupations, and matches interests and skills with possible careers. It also provides more than five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings.

The Job & Career Accelerator resource can be accessed remotely at any time of the day or night from a home computer with an Internet connection. A library card barcode number is required to use this resource outside of the library.

On Wednesday, January 17, the library will have a “Resume-Writing Workshop” beginning at 6:30 pm, in Meeting Room 1 of the library. Reservations are NOT required for this program.

Priyanka Raut and Ayo Ogunye, career counselors from the University of Houston Sugar Land, will talk about the different types of resumés, the sections to include on a resumé, the different between a resumé and a curriculum vitae (CV), and how to develop an effective resumé. They will also provide tips on how to market oneself with a resumé that reflects one’s experience and achievements, whether one is a recent college graduate re-entering the workforce or is in the process of a career transition.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the “Job & Career Accelerator” workshop, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100, or sign up on the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), by clicking on “Events,” selecting “University Branch Library,” and finding the program. Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library is located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.