Monday, August 1, 2016

Job & Career Training @ Your Library

 Job and Career Training @ Your Library
Fine-tune your research skills and your personal resources

Cumberland County Public Library is offering several programs specifically for job seekers and those needing to fine-tune their personal resources and skills for job advancement. Starting in August, a four-part Job Search Boot Camp kicks off on Mondays at Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane). This Boot Camp is a popular resource for job seekers throughout the county and offers a number of practical tips on résumés, cover letters, interview skills and job search techniques. Prepare for the annual job fair taking place Wednesday, September 21 at Headquarters Library.

A full list of Job & Career programs follows:

Cover Letter Writer’s Workshop
Thursday, August 4               2 p.m.           Headquarters Library
Cover letters are one of the most difficult parts of the job application process. Learn tips and tricks for making your cover letters a cut above the rest.

Franchising and Entrepreneurial Career Options – Part One
Tuesday, August 9                10 a.m.          North Regional Branch (855 McArthur Road)
Wednesday, August 10 10 a.m. Cliffdale Regional Branch (6882 Cliffdale Road)
Introduction to Franchising. Explore franchising as an entrepreneurial option. Have your questions answered by Career Transition and Business Coach Terence West, Sr. of The Entrepreneur's Source.

Résumé Makeover
Thursday, August 11            2 p.m.             Headquarters Library
Bring in your résumé and take it to the next level. Get your questions answered about formats, wording and all the little details that can take your résumé from standard to stand-out.

Job Search Boot Camp
     Search Secrets and Strategies
     Monday, August 22                6:30 p.m.           Headquarters Library
     Learn proven strategies for locating the right job for you, tools that can help and how traditional techniques may actually slow down your search.

     Writing Killer Résumés and Cover Letters
     Monday, August 29                 6:30 p.m.         Headquarters Library
     Learn the secrets of writing killer résumés and whether you need a cover letter or if you can skip it entirely. 

     Finding Insider Information on Employment Prospects

     Monday, September 12           6:30 p.m.           Headquarters Library
     Discover the research you need to gain the competitive edge. Find inside information to ensure your next employer meets YOUR expectations.

     Acing the Interview
     Monday, September 19           6:30 p.m.            Headquarters Library
     Discuss proven techniques for answering even the most terrifying interview questions. Leave the class feeling confident, comfortable and ready to ace your interview.

Franchising and Entrepreneurial Career Options – Part Two
Wednesday, August 17           10 a.m.            Cliffdale Regional Branch
How to Choose the Right Business Model and Funding Options. Explore which business model is best for you and investigate funding options for your new venture. Presented by Career Transition and Business Coach Terence West, Sr. of The Entrepreneur's Source.

Career Readiness Certificate Training
Wednesday, August 24           10 a.m.           Bordeaux Branch (3711 Village Drive)
Learn about taking the first step toward getting certified with a portable credential verifying your skills in three areas: Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information.

Franchising and Entrepreneurial Career Options – Part Three
Wednesday, August 24           10 a.m.           Cliffdale Regional Branch
Unlocking Your Career Potential. Learn how to overcome fears and establish your financial goals. Presented by Career Transition and Business Coach Terence West, Sr. of The Entrepreneur's Source.

NCWorks Basics
Thursday, August 25              11 a.m.           Spring Lake Branch (101 Laketree Blvd.)
Learn about all of the resources available through the NCWorks website, including job searching, résumé creation and labor market analysis.

Registration is required for all these programs by calling 483-7727 or registering online. Computers for these classes are provided by NCWorks Career Center and Workforce Development.

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