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Special Programs

LinkedIn Photo Shoot 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hubbard Room

Once every three months,in place of the job/networking group, we offer professional portraits for patrons' LinkedIn profiles. The photo session will begin at 4:00 pm and conclude at 6:30 pm noon; 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. Images will be send via email in 2-5 days.   

 “Work for Yourself @ 50+” – presented by AARP

Tuesday, February 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Hubbard Room

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation?  Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss?  Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed.  AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting.  This program breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

  • A careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself.
  • Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea.
  • A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity.
  • Guidance to avoid pitfalls and scams.
  • Ways to find trustworthy support and services. 

This program is free and limited to 40 participants
Advanced registration is required by calling 1-888 339-5617  
Adult; Registration is required.

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

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.

Ongoing Programs

Confidential Resume Review

Friday, January 19 and 26, 2018 and
Friday February 9 and 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 10 and 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.

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

01.25.2018 - Deb Krawiec - "Working with Recruiters and Agencies"
02.01.2018 - Frank Connolly - "Finding a Job in CT Municipalities" and   
                  author of  "Hidden Agendas: Inside Town Hall" 
02.08.2018 - Joe Barone - Franchisee/Coach, Entrepreneur's Source
"Business Ownership"  
02.15.2018 - Bob Carlson - "Using Excel to Manage Your Job Search"   
02.22.2018 - Tom Ceniglio - "Follow Your Passion - Starting Your Own Business"  


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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