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Learn Job Search Survival Tips at Sugar Land Library, March 25 & 26, 2019

LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS AT SUGAR LAND 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’ Sugar Land Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, March 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 550 Eldridge. The series will continue on Tuesday, March 26, 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.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Online Job & Career Resource Demonstration March 21, 2019

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, March 21, 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. 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.

 

Workshops for Job Seekers Starting March 7, 2019

WORKSHOPS FOR JOB HUNTERS AT GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

On Thursday, March 7, Richard Prather from Texas Workforce Solutions will present “Up & Out: Resumés, Applications, and Cover Letters” beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. Prather will share tips on how to make the most impact with prospective employers by completing professional applications, resumés, cover letters, and thank you notes that truly stand out among the rest.

On Tuesday, March 12, 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 Saturday, March 23, Richard Prather will present “Up & Out: Landing That First Job”beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room. Prather will provide insight into how to build the experience that can launch a future career.

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.

 

Setting Career Goals Workshop March 12, 2019

LEARN HOW TO SET CAREER GOALS AT SIENNA BRANCH LIBRARY WORKSHOP

Job-hunters will gain insight into how to make advancements in a chosen career at a special workshop “S.M.A.R.T. Career Goals” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library on Tuesday,March 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, in the Multipurpose Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.

Cynthia S. Price, United Way Thrive Employment Coach with Family Houston, will provide tips on how to set and achieve career goals that are specific, measureable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Get Tips for Better Interviewing, Feb. 12, 2019

GET CAREER TIPS FOR BETTER INTERVIEWING AT SIENNA 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’ Sienna Branch Library on Tuesday, February 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.

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 Sienna Branch Library at 281-238-2900 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

 

Feb. Workshops for Job Hunters at George Memorial Library

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

On Thursday, February 7, Richard Prather from Texas Workforce Solutions will present “Up & Out: Texas Workforce Managing Stress” beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. Prather will talk about the stress related to losing one’s job, and how to reduce stress by re-taking control of things such as finances and time. Reservations are NOT required for this program.

On Tuesday, February 12, 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.

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.

 

Two Job Search Survival Workshops in Feb. 2019

Fort Bend County Libraries are presenting the following “Job Search Survival Tips” workshops in February:

  • First Colony Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Tuesday, February 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. The series will continue on Wednesday, February 6, at the same place and time. The sessions are free and open to the public. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” 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.
  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a free, two-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, February 11, 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, February 12, at the same place and time. 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 library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Each 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

 

Jan. 2019 Workshops for Job Hunters

WORKSHOPS FOR JOB-HUNTERS AT GEORGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

On Tuesday, January 8, 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, January 10, Richard Prather from Texas Workforce Solutions will present “Up & Out: Job-Search Skills” from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. Prather will discuss will talk about accessing the “hidden” job market. Learn how to make effective phone calls and leverage social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to find jobs that are not advertised through traditional means. 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.

 

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.