This month’s class on “Applying for a Job Online” will be held at the Newton Free Library on Thursday, 12 May 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 demontrates in detail how to change a formatted resume into plain text. Having a plain text copy of a resume is critical when it needs to be sent in the body of an email or to be cut and pasted 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 17th of May at 7:30 p.m. in Room A. 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 Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb will be held on Tuesday, 24 May 2011. The program is “Are You LinkedIn? Using Social Media to Make Career Connections.” I cannot recommend this program highly enough. LinkedIn is a key site for career networking. It helps you research companies by linking to people who work or have worked in specific companies and can provide you with a place to keep track of your work portfolio. It is an extremely powerful tool if you know how to use it. I have heard Tammy speak about LinkedIn in the past. It will be well worth you time to come, listen, and learn.
For more information, click on the title of each program. This will link you to additional information on the library’s website.