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Career Programs Newsletter
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Special Programs

LinkedIn Workshop

Friday, February 23 @ 10:30 AM
Meeting Room 3

Looking for a job? Trying to make connections in your field? Want to make LinkedIn work for you? Participants should bring an updated resume and digital photograph to create a profile during our workshop. We will help you navigate LinkedIn's data entry system and customize your profile. 

For people who already have an account, we can help you develop your contacts, highlight your strengths, and suggest strategies to improve your profile. 

Class Capacity is 8 seats. Registration suggested; drop-ins accepted if there's room. Please sign up online or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520. Recommended for people at all stages in their careers.

Using Networking to Market Yourself

Tuesday March 13, 2018 @ 6 - 8 PM
Hubbard Room

Please join us to hear Jim Jackson, a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center, who will be discussing specific ways to effectively leverage networking to market yourself in this today's tough job search.

As you hve probably heard, networking is the key to succeeding in today's job market. Using concepts taken directly from sales and marketing, Jim will help job seekers understand how to demonstrate the true value of their specific talents, skills and experience to potential employers- how to sell themselves to their next employer. Job seekers will gain an understanding of ways to demonstrate how their skills and experience can produce measurable outcomes for a prospective employer, versus mechanically listing the duties of your previous jobs in chronological resume. Once you master the sales pitch, Jim will show you how to use networking to reach potenial employers and score your next big job.

All programs recommend pre-registration. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accomodations, contact the library at 860-347-2528.

Sponsored by The Russell Library Job and Career Group, The Liberty Bank Foundation, and the Family of Thomas J. Regan.

Ongoing Programs

Confidential Resume Review

Friday February 23, 2018 
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

Saturday, February 24, 2018 
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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 
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

02.22.2018 - Tom Ceniglio - "Follow Your Passion - Starting Your Own Business"
03.01.2018 - Charles Austin - "Platform to Employment"   

03.08.2018 - Trish Thomas - "How to Find / Create Opportunities"
03.15.2018 - Michael Rosen - (FranNetCT) - "Own a Business Franchise"  

 

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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