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LinkedIn Photo Shoot: Free Professional Portraits for Your LinkedIn Profile

Thursday, March 21, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Hubbard Room

Get a FREE professional photo for your LinkedIn account. Dress professionally, as you would for an interview. For more information, call 860-347-2528 x 121. Drop-in; no registration required. Sponsored by the Russell Library Career Program, the family of Thomas J. Regan, CDBG funds, and the Liberty Bank Foundation.

Get Out In Front of Your Computer and Get a Job with Jean Bauer

Tuesday, March 26, 6:00pm
Hubbard Room

Renew your inspiration to become the boss of your own life and career, broaden your concept of choices, and learn the symptoms and causes of burnout. Registration is requested but not required. For questions or registration contact Bob Carlson or Christy Billings at 860-347-2520

Using Excel to Manage Your Investments

Monday, April 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hubbard Room

Bob Carlson will demonstrate a variety of techniques for using Excel as a money management tool. 

Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520.

Career Workshop: Dr. Annie Wilder

Tuesday, April 16, 2:00pm
Hubbard Room

Dr. Wilder is a teacher, trainer, counselor, consultant, and author who brings many years of experience as an industrial engineer, pastor, public speaker, and positive self-esteem group facilitator to her workshops.  Registration is requested but not required. For questions or registration contact Bob Carlson or Christy Billings at 860-347-2520. Sponsored by the Russell Library Career Program and the family of Thomas J. Regan.

Work for Yourself @50+ workshop

Monday, April 22, 10:30am
Hubbard Room

For adults 50+ who want to be their own boss, improve their financial situation, or connect with self-employment options and resources in their community. Hosted by Milena Erwin, MBA, CGBP, Program Manager, Women's Business Center. Registration is preferred. Register at https://aarp.cvent.com/d/c6q9xf/  For questions, contact Bob Carlson or Christy Billings at 860-347-2520. Sponsored by the Russell Library Career Program and the family of Thomas J. Regan.

Career Workshop: Sarah Barr, Building Your Personal Brand

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00pm
Hubbard Room

As an Emmy-nominated anchor and reporter, and CEO and Founder of Washashore Writing, Sarah Barr knows that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Learn techniques that will help you find your core confidence, begin to build your own brand, and get your next job. Learn where to look, what to wear, and what to say in interviews. Registration is requested but not required. For questions or registration contact Bob Carlson or Christy Billings at 860-347-2520. Sponsored by the Russell Library Career Program and the family of Thomas J. Regan.

Computer Classes

Microsoft Word: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, April 11, 2:00pm
Meeting Room 3

In this intermediate class, participants will learn style management, table creation, image manipulation, headers and footers. Participants with specific questions may bring documents on a flash drive. This hands-on workshop will require typing and use of a mouse; basic comfort with Microsoft Word is required. Recommended for ages 18+.
Registration suggested; drop-ins accepted if there's room. Class capacity is 8 seats.
Please sign up online or call 860-347-2520.

Topics in Microsoft Excel: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00pm
Meeting Room 3

This intermediate Excel course will introduce tables and pivot tables. Participants will review concepts for creating tables, including sorting and filtering data. They will also learn how to quickly analyze data using pivot tables. Relevant topics will include commonly used pivot tables, adjusting them, and customizing them.

No registration required. Class capacity is 8 seats.

Ongoing Programs

Confidential Resume Review

Saturdays,
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.

Wednesdays,
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.

Fridays,
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

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.

Career Coaching with Helen Evrard, MD

Mondays: 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM
Meeting Room 2

One-on-one career coaching appointments are available with Dr. Helen Evrard. 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. If you need to cancel, please allow 48 hours' notice so another patron may be served.

Need your LinkedIn profile reviewed by an expert?

Thursdays throughout the Spring and Summer
4:00pm, 5:15pm and 6:30pm

Time to make an one-on-one appointment for a Confidential Review of your LinkedIn Profile with Ellen Janpol, Business Librarian. Call for availability 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   

03.21.2019   LinkedIn Photo Shoot - Bob Carlson and Christy Billings
03.28.2019   Craig Stowell - "Interviewing"
04.04.2019   Janice Albert - Business Services Specialist  CT Department of Labor
04.11.2019   Karl Runte - New England Tractor Training Schools

Practice Job Interviews - 2019

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want. Craig Stowell will assist you by conducting and evaluating your practice interview. Typical behavioral questions will be used...Tell me about yourself, what are your strengths and weaknesses and if you were a brick on a wall... what brick would you be?

All programs require pre-registration. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling the library at 860-347-2520 in advance.

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 Liberty Bank Foundation
  • The Friends of the Russell Library

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