October/November 2015 Job Search Workshops
Fort Bend County Libraries are presenting valuable workshops this month:
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a 5-week series of free Job-Search Assistance programs in October and November.
JoAnn Kawamoto from Texas Workforce Solutions will offer tips on a variety of topics for job-hunters. All programs will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library.
The schedule of programs is as follows:
October 8 – Creating Resumés, Writing Cover Letters, Completing Applications
October 15 – Interviewing
October 22 – Making Connections
October 29 – Evaluating Your Skills
November 5 — Creating Resumés, Writing Cover Letters, Completing Applications
Kawamoto is the Regional Facilitator with Workforce Solutions. She has more than 10 years of experience helping people find jobs, keep jobs, and get better jobs. She conducts job-skills seminars that connect potential employees with employers throughout the 13-county Gulf Coast region.
The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100.
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 workshop on “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, October 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. Part 2 of the workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 20, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.
The workshop 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 workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.