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The Library's Role in YOUR Job Search
The Library has much to offer those in employment transition. Learn some of the ways the Library can assist you.
Taking Advantage of NJworks@YourLibrary: Free Resources and Tools for NJ Job Seekers Tuesday, August 2, 2011 7:30 - 9:00PM
Those between jobs, thinking of changing jobs, or re-entering the workforce have ready access to powerful job search tools at no cost through the public library. Library resources, many available online to library cardholders, can save time and energy and turn up important leads and background information.
Job seekers are especially invited to attend Taking Advantage of NJworks@YourLibrary: Free Resources and Tools for NJ Job Seekers, at Bernards Township Library at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Ruth Lufkin, Supervising Reference Librarian at Bernards Township Library, will describe and demonstrate how tools and resources available through the Library can be used to prospect for information on particular industries, pinpoint potential employers, and mine for nuggets of company data. Bernards Township Library has partnered with the New Jersey State Library and the statewide initiative NJworks@YourLibrary [www.NJworks.org], which offers tools for citizens to get back on their feet in today’s competitive job market. Funding for the program came from the federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Grant (BTOP) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Tools offered through the initiative that make career exploration and transition easier and assist in managing a job search will be showcased. Job & Career Accelerator and Career Transitionsprovide the public with access to computer skills tutorials, easy-to-use resume and cover letter writing tools, career assessment tools and online job searches. Participants will learn how to uncover market research reports from Frost & Sullivan which provide practical industry insights and analysis with real-world statistics and research results. Other useful resources such asReferenceUSA, Business Source Premier, Regional Business Newsand more will be highlighted.
These online resources can all be used both in the library and remotely through http://www.JerseyClicks.org/ by any library card holder in New Jersey.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the Bernards Township Library Program Room located on the lower level. All are welcome at this FREE program.
Pre-registration is suggested but not required; those who register in advance using the Program Calendar at http://www.BernardsLibrary.org/will receive an email reminder before the program. For more information call the Library at 908.204.3031, ext. 4 or email RLufkin@Bernards.org.
Group members welcome
Members of the Career Forum and Career Networking Group and other support groups are especially invited to attend this meeting. The Career Forum meets at the Somerset Hills YMCA on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Career Networking Group (CNG) meets on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month at the Bernards Township Library. Both these local support groups offer programs of interest to those looking for work or contemplating transition and opportunities to network with other members of the group.