Jan. 2017 Job Search Workshops
Happy New Year!
Jumpstart your job search with these workshops presented by Fort Bend County Libraries:
LIBRARY TO DEMONSTRATE ONLINE JOB AND CAREER RESOURCE
Job-hunters can learn about a special online resource, Job & Career Accelerator™, available through Fort Bend County Libraries, at an introductory demonstration on Thursday, January 12, 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. Alibrary 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 December 29. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” 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.
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, January 30, 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 January 31, 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 MemorialLibrary at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.