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Get Help Creating a Resume, Dec. 11, 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, December 11, 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 How to Create Better Job Search Letters

Job-hunters can learn how to make their applications stand out from the rest with a special lunch-break demonstration at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library on Monday, November 19, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

In the class, “Cover & Job-Search Letters,” learn how to use the “Tools to Get Hired” feature of the library’s “Job & Career Accelerator” online resource to create attention-grabbing cover letters for job-hunting, networking, and much more!

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 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.

 

Interviewing Tips

GET CAREER TIPS FOR BETTER INTERVIEWING AT UNIVERSITY BRANCH LIBRARY

Job-hunters will gain insight into how to interview better and make a great impression on prospective employers at a special workshop “Boost Your Confidence to Boost Your Career” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library on Wednesday, November 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land.

Cynthia S. Price, United Way Thrive Employment Coach with Family Houston, will provide tips on how to improve one’s professional presentation and interview with confidence.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Learn Job Search Survival Tips Oct. 15 & 16, 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’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, October 15, 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, October 16, 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 librarysystem’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Workshops for Job Hunters Oct. 9 & 11, 2018

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.

In October, Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library in Richmond will present two workshops that will provide assistance for job-hunters.

On Tuesday, October 9, the library will have a “Resume-Writing Workshop” beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library. Learn the basics of putting together a resumé. Those attending this informal program will receive one-one-one help formatting a resumé. For assistance on a pre-existing resumé, please have a digital copy available on a USB flashdrive, saved to the cloud, or have access to it via email. Registration is required.

On Thursday, October 11, Richard Prather from Texas Workforce Solutions will present “Beating Long-Term Unemployment” beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. Prather will discuss factors that may contribute to an extended period of unemployment. Get tips on how to develop a job-search plan that will improve chances of finding the right job. Reservations are NOT required for this program.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the Resume-Writing workshop, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455, or sign up on the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), by clicking on “Events,” selecting “George Memorial Library,” and finding the program.

Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library is located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

 

Resume Writing Workshop August 14, 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, August 14, 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.

 

Job Search Survival Workshop Aug. 2018

LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS AT GEORGE MEMORIAL 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’ George Memorial Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, August 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The series will continue on Thursday, August 9, 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 10 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, financial and mortgage advisors, computer consultants, sales and marketing professionals, and advertising and communications executives – 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 George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Library to Demonstrate Online Job and Career Resource, July 19, 2018

Job-hunters can learn about a special online resource, Job & Career Accelerator™, available through Fort Bend County Libraries, at an introductory demonstration on Thursday, July 19, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab at the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

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. Registration will open on July 5. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “University Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5100, or by visiting the library.

 

Get Help Creating a Resume July 10, 2018

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, July 10, 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 Resources July 9, 2018

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 thelibrary!

Job-hunters can learn about special online resources that are available free through Fort Bend County Libraries at an introductory “Job-Search Databases” demonstration on Monday, July 9, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, in the Computer Lab at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

Library staff will demonstrate easy-to-use online resources that are available to assist job-hunters who are searching for a job or a new career. Learn how to use the “Job & Career Accelerator™” and “Career Center Plus” resources to 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, prepare for certification exams, and much more. Get detailed information on more than 1,000 different occupations, and find out how to match interests and skills with possible careers. More than five million local and national job postings are continually updated in these helpful resources.

The Job & Career Accelerator and Career Center Plus resources 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.