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Using Networking to Market Yourself

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
2:00-4:00pm
Hubbard Room
Jim Jackson

Please join us on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 2-4pm to hear from 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 have 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 a chronological resume. Once you master the sales pitch, Jim will show you how to use networking to reach potential employers and score your next big job.

Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up!

Ongoing Programs

Russell Library Job Group

Take the opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as get the advice of expert professionals. Guest speakers will focus on the job market and provide industry information. The group meets 9:30-noon on Thursdays in The Hubbard Room. 

Practice Interviewing

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want. Bob Carlson will assist you by conducting and evaluating your face-to-face practice interview at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Videotaping the session is optional and confidential. 45 minute sessions are available. Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up.

Job Coaching Appointments

James Kubat , Associate Director of the Wesleyan Career Center, will offer individual career coaching sessions.  All appointments are confidential and can be arranged in person at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520.  Please bring a resume if you have one.  You will receive a reminder call a week in advance.  We ask that you confirm your appointment within 3 days of that call.  To cancel an appointment, please call the Information Desk at 860-347-2520 at least 48 hours ahead of time so that another job seeker may be served. 

Resume Review and Interview Coaching

Business professional Jeff Thierfeld offers in-depth resume review and interview coaching.  Sessions are held three Saturdays each month.  To sign up for a 1 hour appointment call 860-347-2520.  If you need to cancel, please allow 48 hours notice. We ask that you bring your resume (printed out or saved on a flash drive).

Practice Phone Interviews

This service is being offered by Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Phone interviews are a fundamental part of the job search process and need to be treated as seriously as the face-to-face interview. Improve your interviewing skills without leaving the comfort of your home. Bob Carlson will call you at your location and scheduled time. ½ hour sessions are available. Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up.  

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:

  • Middletown Community Development Block Grant
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • The Friends of the Russell Library

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