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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.

 

Volunteer opportunities at Fort Bend Museum Association

In addition to the satisfaction that comes with contributing to the Fort Bend community, volunteering looks great on your resume! The Fort Bend County Museum Association has current volunteer opportunities:

Have you ever toured a historic home with a docent who was passionate about the home you were touring? Remember how the docent’s interest was so contagious you caught it, too? We want docents like that at our museum!

The Museum is seeking docents to lead tours of the Moore Home and the Long-Smith Cottage – not just for Candlelight each December but all year long! We will hold docent training for house tours starting in January. We will hold training during the week and on Saturday so that everyone has a chance to attend, and if the scheduled dates do not fit your schedule, call Claire, and she will give you private training!

House tours will be scheduled for every day we are open – one tour in the morning and one in the afternoon for walk-ins. We will post a schedule each month. You may want to sign up on a regular basis – one morning or afternoon or day per week or per month. Or maybe you will want to give tours to senior groups that sign up in advance. You might want to recruit a friend to give tours with you – so bring her or him along and get started right away!

House Tours training:
Thursday, January 17th from 10 am to noon
Saturday, January 19th from 10 am to noon
Volunteer luncheon/get together:
Tuesday, January 15th 11:30-1 pm

We are also recruiting school program volunteers. We are holding a training day and luncheon to train new volunteers, retrain and cross-train experienced volunteers and get to know each other a little better. The schedule for these sessions is:

Volunteer training for school programs:
Tuesday, January 15th at the museum
Training from 9:30 – 11:30
Volunteer luncheon/get together:
Tuesday, January 15th 11:30 – 1pm

RSVP for the trainings and/or the luncheon by calling Claire Rogers at (281)342-6478 or emailing her at crogers@fortbendmuseum.org. All training sessions and luncheon will be held at the Fort Bend County Museum, 500 Houston Street, Richmond.

We have one more docent training opportunity: Spinner Training to learn how to use a spinning wheel and loom for the textile programs. We will provide all materials and equipment. Claire will teach the class with able assistance from Barbara Neeper. The details for these sessions are:
• Tuesdays in January and February from 1pm to 3pm
in the upstairs textile rooms in the Moore Home
• Starting on January 22nd and continuing until February 19th
Spinners’ luncheon to follow on Tuesday, February 26th

The Museum has one final volunteer opportunity: Jessica Avery, the Education Coordinator at the museum, will be gathering interested high school and junior high students to form a Junior Docent Society. Their first meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd. If you have a child or grandchild or neighbor who might be interested in this program, please have them call Jessica at 281-342-6478 or email her at javery@fortbendmuseum.org

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JOB SEARCH HELP – OCT. 2012 EVENTS

Several educational events are taking place in October at various library branches to help Fort Bend area job seekers. Some programs require advance registration where noted below:

Missouri City Branch Library Series:

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a series of free Job-Search Assistance programs in October. All programs will take place from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. The schedule of programs is as follows:

October 4 – Resumés: How to Make Them Sing! Presented by Carolyn Davis, Houston Community College

October 11 – Creating a Resumé and Completing the Application. Presented by Texas Workforce Solutions

October 18 – Creating References, Cover Letters and Thank You Letters. Presented by Texas Workforce Solutions

October 25 – Interviewing Techniques. Presented by Texas Workforce Solutions

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

Get Help Formatting a Resume at Bob Lutts Fulshear / Simonton Branch Library:

Individuals who are interested in improving their resumés can get hands-on help at a special “Resumé-Formatting Workshop” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Wednesday, October 10, beginning at 10:15 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Library staff member Nick Lowe will assist individuals who want to improve their existing resumé. Lowe will demonstrate formatting options that will increase a resumé’s chances of catching the attention of a prospective employer. Those attending the class should bring a digital copy of their resumé saved in a Microsoft Word 2010-compatible format.

The workshop is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website, click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-4675, or by visiting the library.

Job Search Survival Workshop at University 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’ University Branch Library will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, October 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. The series will continue on October 16 and 18, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Learn About Career and Resume Resources at Sienna Branch Library:

With the increasingly competitive job market, job seekers are looking for ways to gain an edge and improve their chances of landing the right job. Fort Bend County Libraries has a variety of free job-search resources and services that can help. Learn more about them when the Sienna Branch Library presents “Job-Search Resources @ the Library” on Wednesday, October 31, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.

The Adult Services staff will show how to take advantage of the library’s online resources that can help job-hunters improve a resumé, research prospective employers and industries, prepare for employment tests, improve computer skills, and find the right job. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website, click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.

 

LEARN ABOUT CAREER AND RESUMÉ RESOURCES AT UNIVERSITY BRANCH LIBRARY

With the increasingly competitive job market, job seekers are looking for ways to gain an edge and improve their chances of landing the right job. Fort Bend County Libraries has a variety of free job-search resources and services that can help. Learn more about them when the University Branch Library presents “Career & Resumé Resources @ the Library” on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

The Adult Services staff will show how to take advantage of library resources that can help improve a resumé, prepare job-hunters for the workforce, and find the right job.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website, click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5100, or by visiting the library.

 

Job Search Survival Tips returns April 16, 17, 19, 2012

LEARN JOB-SEARCH SURVIVAL TIPS
AT SIENNA 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’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City, will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Monday, April 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. The series will continue on April 17 and 19, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The three-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. Led by head business coach, Mickey Mixon, 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 the branch library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Library events/programs calendar

 

Get Job-Search Assistance and Missouri City Branch Library Series 2012

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a series of free Job-Search Assistance programs in February. A representative from Texas Workforce Solutions will offer tips on a variety of topics for job-hunters. All programs will take place from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library.

The schedule of programs is as follows:
February 1 – Creating a Resumé & Completing the Application
February 8 – Creating References, Cover Letters, & Thank You Letters
February 15 – Interviewing
February 22 – Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Plan
February 29 – Networking & Using the Internet
March 7 – Rebranding Your Skills

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

Calendar.

 

National Career Fairs – Houston South Dec. 6, 2011

Houston South Career Fair
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hilton Houston Hobby Airport
8181 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77061
Info

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Job-Search Survival Tips at First Colony Library Oct. 26-27, 2011

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, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Tuesday, October 25, from 5:30 to 8:45 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. The series will continue on October 26 and 27, at the same place and time. Different topics are discussed each night.

The three-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.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and late arrivals are welcome. For more information, call the libraries’ Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

First Colony Branch Calendar of Events

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September 2011 Job Search Events at Fort Bend Libraries

Job Search Assistance Series at Missouri City Branch Library, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 and 12.

Create a Better Resume class presented in Spanish at Missouri City Branch Library, Sept. 15.

Job-Search Survival Tips series at George Memorial Library in Richmond, Sept. 12, 13 and 14.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the libraries’ Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

 

Job Scams – Be careful when conducting a job search online

When searching many job posting websites, you will see job offers that seem too good to be true, offering high pay for little work and very few skill requirements. Although each job posted on FortBendJobs.com is reviewed by a staff member and known scams are removed, a new scam may slip through. If you are certain a particular job listing on FortBendJobs.com is a scam, please let us know and we will remove it.

Protect yourself from job scams. No legitimate employer will require you to pay them for the opportunity to work for them. Most importantly, do not give out your social security number or driver’s license information until you have verified a legitimate job opportunity, and don’t provide your bank account information unless a legitimate employer has hired you and needs it to direct deposit your paycheck.

Please review these informative articles on recognizing and avoiding job search scams and 9 common characteristics of job scams.

And thank you for trusting FortBendJobs.com as one of your job search tools.