April 2016 Job Search Workshops
Fort Bend County Libraries are presenting three different job search programs in April:
LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS AT MISSOURI CITY 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’ Missouri City Branch Library will present a free, two-part workshop on “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, April 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Conference Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway. Part 2 of the workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 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 Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
INTERNET JOB-SEARCH WORKSHOP AT MISSOURI CITY BRANCH LIBRARY
Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library will present an “Internet Job-Search Workshop” on Wednesday, April 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway.
Amy Will, Coordinator of Employment Services for Family Services of Greater Houston, will explain how to effectively complete an online application, how to submit a resumé and cover letter online, and how to search for jobs on the Internet.
Will has helped individuals and families as a career coach and job developer for the past 15 years.
A part of the United Way, Family Services of Greater Houston is one of the oldest non-profit social-service organizations in the area. The agency’s Employment Services program helps individuals develop career goals, create plans for achieving career goals, connect with employers, and advance in their careers.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library at 281-238-2100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.
LIBRARY TO DEMONSTRATE ONLINE CAREER & JOB RESOURCES
Fort Bend County Libraries has several online resources that job-hunters can use for free to improve their skills, research career options, and search for jobs. A demonstration of these online career and job resources will take place at the First Colony Branch Library on Thursday, April 14, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land.
Staff from the library’s Adult Services department will provide an overview and demonstration of these easy-to-use online resources for job-hunters who are searching for the right job or a new career. These databases – including Job & Career Accelerator, Brainfuse, Small Business Center, and Reference USA — 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 these resources outside of the library.
Learn how 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, and much more. Find out how to get detailed information on more than 1,000 different occupations and how to access more than five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings.
The demonstration 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 “Calendar,” 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.