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Success for the Seasoned Search… The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:00-8:00pm
Hubbard Room

Abby Kohut
         
Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to answer the overqualified question
  • The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants 
  • How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified 
  • Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage 
  • How to handle the “age factor”

So What Do You Do Now?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00-8:00pm
Hubbard Room
Carol Mon


Do you struggle with what to say when asked, so what do you do?  Are you trying to answer the question what kind of job are you looking for in a short, interesting way?  Carol Mon, Corporate Storyteller and author of “A Guide to Networking for Introverts, will give you a formula to use when creating short 30 second introductions that are engaging and informative.  In this working session, you will then work with others to create an introduction that you can use immediately when asked, “So what do you do?”  No more stumbling or mumbling.  Make your message memorable.

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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