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Career Programs Newsletter

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Special Programs

Job and Career Workshop: Job Search in the Digital Age—AARP of Connecticut
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. In the Digital Age, success can hinge on the movement of a mouse and the click of a button.  Enjoy complimentary light snacks and beverages while learning how to use the latest online resources to bolster your job search and stay ahead of other job seekers, and important tips on how to network online and get noticed by hiring managers. A prerequisite for this course is the proficiency in using an Android device.  These devices will be provided for hands-on use during the workshop.
Space is limited to 40 participants. Advanced registration is required by calling 1-866-591-8105, or register online at
Sponsored by The Russell Library Career Program, a Middletown Community Development Block Grant, the Friends of the Russell Library, and the Family of Thomas J. Regan.

LinkedIn Photo Shoot
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00pm to 6:30pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. The Russell Library Job and Career Program will offer professional portraits for patrons’ LinkedIn profiles. The photo session will begin at 4:00 pm and conclude at 6:30 pm; no appointment is necessary and each sitting takes just a few minutes. Participants need to have an email address where their image can be sent.
Remember to dress as you would for an interview and that the photo will be a 'headshot' - usually from the top of the shoulders.  A good photo will make meeting someone in real life easier, and it is probably a good time to replace that 'selfie' or high school yearbook photo.

For questions or special accommodations, contact Bob Carlson or Jeff Grant at 860-347-2528, ext. 121.


Ongoing Programs

Job Group

Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:00am - 12:30pm. The Hubbard Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Each Thursday a different topic related to careers is discussed. Presenters range from local business professionals to nationally renowned authors and career counselors. A networking session follows the presentation.
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.

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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