This month’s class on “Applying for a Job Online” will be held at the Newton Free Library on Valentine’s Day, Monday, 14 February 2011 from 2:30 to 3:30. The class is located in the library’s computer training room on the second floor near the top of the front staircase. There are only ten computer stations so we ask you to call us and register to save your place. The phone number is 1-617-796-1380
The class covers the use of several online databases, gives tips on dealing with applying for a job online, and shows in detail how to change your formatted resume into plain text. Having a plain text copy of your resume is critical when you want to send it in the body of your email or when you need to cut and paste it into an online job application. There is a large amount of material to go over, so classes can sometimes run overtime. You will be given handouts of everything covered in class. You should be able to follow the handouts and do at home most of what we do in class.
“Women in Career Transition” will meet on Tuesday, the 15th th of February at 7:30 p.m. in Room A. The January meeting was canceled due to snow. The meeting room is in the group of rooms directly across from Druker Auditorium. The purpose of the club is to provide information, share concerns, and give support. It is led by Joyce Picard, a Career Counselor. If you are interested or have questions, you may call her at 1-617-969-5673.
The third of this month’s offerings is a program in “The Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series” featuring Danila Szekely. Her topic is “Positioning Yourself for Success: Communicating Your Brand.” It will start at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22nd in the Library’s Druker Auditorium. (Take your first left after you come into the building from the parking lot. Then it’s the first door on your left.) Danila will explain how you can best communicate your brand (yourself) within the context of career management and the job search. It is an interactive, hands on program, so questions are welcome, as well as any tips you may have picked up along the way — dos, don’ts, or how tos. There is no advance registration. Everyone is welcome. For a more detailed description of the program, click here.
Although not specifically related to job hunting, you might want to attend a talk on “Twitter Basics” given by John Walsh, Assistant Supervisor of Reference. John will show you how to set up an account, how to “tweet” and explain about following and followers. If you want to know a little more about using Twitter to find a job, click on this link to a 2009 two page New York Post article. Interested? Then come to the library for John’s talk on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00.