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Special Programs

Digital Marketing: Your Business’s Online Presence,

Tuesday, May 1, 5:30pm
Hubbard Room

Join Ann Marie van der Hurk for this workshop. In today’s connected world, businesses must have an online presence in order to be competitive. In this seminar, you will learn what social media are, about specific sites and the features of the top sites, why it matters to your business, and the basics of a social media plan. Ann Marie van den Hurk, through Mind the Gap Public Relations, LLC, provides comprehensive communications services to businesses and nonprofits including risk intelligence, crisis communications planning/management, issues management, reputation management, digital engagement, and social media integration. She is the author of Social Media Crisis Communications: Preparing for, Preventing, and Surviving a Public Relations #FAIL.  
This program is produced in collaboration with SCORE and the Russell Library. 

Job Search in the Digital Age

Thursday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Hubbard Room

Discover how to search and apply for great jobs online! Explore the latest job search websites and apps, and learn how to set yourself apart from the competition. Age-proof your resume and boost your online presence. 
Call 1-866-591-8105 to register.
Sponsored by AARP of Connecticut.

Sharpen Your Networking and Interview Skills

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Hubbard Room

This workshop will help you learn how to refresh your image to put your best self forward! Discover how to network effectively, and how to create a winning 'elevator pitch'. Learn tips to ace your interview.
Call 1-866-591-8105 to register.
Presented by the AARP.

Connecticut Business Matchmaker Primer

Monday, May 21, 10:30am – 1:00pm.
Hubbard Room

Attending the 2018 Connecticut Business Matchmaker on June 14? Don't miss this workshop! This University of Hartford Women's Business Center Workshop will help you learn to manage all three phases of the Connecticut Business Matchmaker, including preparation, the event itself, and follow-up. Assistance will be available to help attendees register for the event and schedule event interviews. Presented in partnership with: Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center, CT PTAC and US SBA CT District Office.

Register at lisa.powell@sba.gov or call 860-240-4892.


Ongoing Programs

Confidential Resume Review

Fridays
10:30 & 11:30 AM

Appointments now available with Jeff Thierfeld resume consultant and business professional.  

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk.

Confidential Resume Review

Saturdays,
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

Appointments now available with Tracy Nixon-Moore resume consultant and business professional.  

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk.

Confidential Resume Review

Wednesdays,
5:00, 6:00, & 7:00 PM

Appointments now available with Raymond Glode resume consultant and business professional.  
Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk.

Job Group

Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm.
Network with other job seekers and get the advice from expert professionals. Our job group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm in Russell Library's Hubbard Room. Guest speakers present from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Registration not required, walk-ins always welcome.  

Future Weekly Networking  
Group Speakers

04.26.2018 - Jason Smith - Assist Vice President Liberty Bank
05.03.2018 - Trish Thomas McGrath - "How to Find / Create Opportunities"
05.10.2018 - Richard Pummell - Senior Consultant Gazelle Strategic Partners:  Discovering Your Entrepreneurial Self  
05.17.2018 - Sarah Barr - CEO and Founder at Washashore Writing
05.24.2018 - Craig Stowell - "Getting Your Resume to the Top of the Pile"
05.31.2018 - Jim Jackson Essex Group "Networking" 

Discovering Your Entrepreneurial Self with Richard Pummell

Thursday, May 10, 10:00am
Hubbard Room

Guest speaker Richard Pummell, Senior Consultant for Gazelle Strategic Partners, will present a program on Discovering Your Entrepreneurial Self.
Registration not required.

Practice Job Interviews

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want.  Bob Carlson will assist you by conducting and evaluating your practice interview.  Videotaping the session is optional and confidential 1-hour sessions are available Tuesday afternoons. Call the library at 860-347-2520 for dates, times and to register.

LinkedIn Photo Shoot

Once every three months on Thursday morning, the Hubbard Room at the Russell Library is transformed into a professional photo studio. Bob Carlson and Jeff Grant, on staff at the library will photograph you at your best so you can post the shot to your LinkedIn account. It generally only takes a few minutes and your hi-res image will be emailed to you. No appointment is necessary as it is first come first served. An email is required.

Quarterly photo sessions are held throughout the year in March, June, September and December. See the Job and Career Newsletter or the Russell Library online calendar for the next scheduled photo shoot.

Online Resources - Job Now

Job Now is a free service available to library card holders, anytime, on your computer, smart phone or tablet as well as our public computers. Some of the services include:

  • Resume help with a live Resume Expert
  • Resume resources including templates and best practices
  • Live help with an Interview Coach
  • Interview tips and resources
  • Career help with a live Job coach
  • Skill Building with lessons, videos, tests and more.
    • Microsoft Office Applications and some Computer Programming course are found in the Computers and Technology SkillSurfer
    • Learning Library features Entrance Exam Preparation for High School, College, Nursing School etc., ASVAB, Praxis and GRE exams

 

Much gratitude is due to our presenters, who contribute their valuable time and talents to Russell Library’s Career Program.

We also owe many thanks to our sponsors, whose generous support makes it all possible:

  • A Middletown Community Development Block Grant
  • The family of Thomas J. Regan
  • The Friends of the Russell Library

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