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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.

 

Computer Classes for Job Hunters June 2011

The Adult Services staff at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City, will present a series of free computer classes for job-hunters in June. Job-hunters may attend all classes, or they may choose to attend individual classes.

The series begins on Wednesday, June 8, with the program, “Finding Jobs on the Internet.” Learn how to navigate job-search websites. The class begins at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab.

On Wednesday, June 15, learn how to use Microsoft Word (version 2007) templates to create a resumé. The class begins at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab.

The class on Wednesday, June 22, will show job-hunters how to use Microsoft Word templates to create cover letters for their resumé applications. The class begins at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab.

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 “Sienna Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2900, or by visiting the library.

 

ICAN Center Mix & Mingle – May 11, 2011

Job-hunters who are interested in networking are invited to attend the ICAN Center Mix & Mingle at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, on Wednesday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library.

Special guest speaker, Sanjay Mundle, will discuss “Current Job-Search Strategies.” Mundle is a management consultant at Ernst & Young. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business and Information Technology, and received his MBA in 2009 from Texas Tech University.

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

The ICAN (Information, Careers and Networking) Center provides eight additional computers, printers, and traditional print resources that are specifically intended to assist job hunters or anyone considering a career change. High school students, college graduates, senior adults, or people with limited English-speaking abilities will find resources that will assist them in career planning, job-skills exam preparation, college selection and financial aid, and current career information.

 

Learn Job Search Survival Tips at Sienna Branch Library – May 9-11, 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’ 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, May 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library. The series will continue on May 10 and 11, 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.

View the Sienna Branch library’s calendar here.

 

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Get Job Search Assistance at Missouri City Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, will present a series of free Job-Search Assistance programs in March. Speakers from Texas Workforce Solutions will offer tips on a variety of topics for job-hunters. All programs will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Meeting Room of the library.

See the library’s calendar for dates and topics.

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

 

ICAN Center Mix & Mingle – Feb 9th, 2011

Job-hunters who are interested in networking are invited to attend the ICAN Center Mix & Mingle at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, on Wednesday, February 9, beginning at 6:30 pm.

Special guess speaker, Sanjay Mundle, will discuss “The Job-Search Process Today.” Mundle is an advisor at the Houston Technology Center. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business and Information Technology, and received his MBA in 2009 from Texas Tech University.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2100.

 

Job Search Survival Workshop – Feb. 8-10, 2011

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, 1001 Golfview in Richmond, will present a free, three-part series of “Job-Search Survival Tips,” beginning on Tuesday, February 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. The series will continue on February 9 and 10, 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.

“During these recessionary times, with more candidates competing for fewer available positions, it is imperative that those in the job-search scramble learn to effectively communicate their experience, skills, accomplishments and personal attributes in order to ‘sell’ themselves to potential employers,” says Mixon. “Our aim is to equip each participant in our program with the necessary skills to accomplish that goal.”

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.