Feb. 2016 Job Search Assistance Workshops


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’ University Branch Library will present a free, two-part workshop on “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, February 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in Meeting Room 2 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Part 2 of the workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 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. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.



Do you want to improve your computer skills so you can qualify for more jobs? Do you want to learn about what career options are available and how to go about applying for them? Fort Bend County Libraries’ LearningExpress Library is a free online computer resource that helps people improve their computer skills, explore careers, prepare for civil-service certification exams for jobs such as firefighters, EMTs, postal workers, and police officers, and much more.

The Adult Services staff at the Missouri City Branch Library will provide a basic introduction to using the LearningExpress Library resource at two workshops in February. The classes are free, and participants may attend individual sessions or both classes.

On Thursday, February 11, at 10:00 am, the library will present “LearningExpress: Software Tutorials.” Learn how to use the resource’s software tutorials to improve computer skills and learn different types of software programs, such as MS Word, MS Excel, and much more.

On Thursday, February 25, at 10:00 am, library staff will present “LearningExpress: Job Skills.” Learn how to use this resource to explore career options, search for jobs more efficiently, improve interviewing skills, and much more.

The classes are 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 “Calendar,” select “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.


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