Get the job even if you’re not the most qualified candidate

While there is always competition for any job, you can stand out from the rest by following some of the tips in this article at Business Insider.

http://www.businessinsider.com/get-the-job-even-if-youre-not-the-best-2014-10

  • Go to job fairs
  • Check into temporary agencies – you never know where a temporary job will lead you
  • Keep learning

We have job, Microsoft Office and many technology classes available at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. All classes are free.
View our schedule here:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=POKLIB

Jobs Express shows over 10,000 available jobs in the Hudson Valley!

Have you searched Jobs Express yet?

Click the link below to go to the site:
Jobs Express – New York State Department of Labor
(http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm)

The Hudson Valley region has well over 10,000 jobs listed today (actual count as of this writing – 12,805).

Here is a short article at Mid-Hudson News:

Mid-Hudson News article  about Jobs Express from 10/14/14.
(http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2014/October/14/JobExpress-14Oct14.html)

 

Finding a job through networking

While there are jobs that can be found by applying online, you have a much better chance of landing the job you want through networking.

Click this article title at Job-hunt.org for more information:
Guide to Job Search Networking

This is a quote from the article – “In countless surveys and research, including those conducted by Job-Hunt, networking is the dominant method used by successful job seekers. More than 75% of the time!”

At the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, we have free classes and computer labs to assist you with job searching.

Our partner,  Dutchess One Stop (http://www.dutchessonestop.org/) offers Resume Critique, Job Club and Dreams, Goals, Action! classes at the library.

See our calendar for more information on classes and labs.

 

Dreams, Goals, Action! Thursday 10/9 2pm @ Adriance Library

In case you missed the 9/25 class (or maybe you would like to attend again), we have another Dreams, Goals, Action! coming up.

Are you frustrated with your job search? Getting the same results week after week?

Dreams, Goals, Action! is at the Adriance Library at 93 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, NY on Thursday, October 9.

This class, provided by Dutchess One Stop, can help you think outside the box and move forward in your job search.

“If you want to change your life, change the way you think!” Learn about setting goals and creating an action plan to get the career you really want.

Sign up here – click to register

OR call (845) 485-3445 x3380

Dreams, Goals, Action! Thursday 9/25 2pm @ Adriance Library

Are you frustrated with your job search? Getting the same results week after week?

Dreams, Goals, Action! at the library this week can help you think about your job search in new ways. This class, provided by Dutchess One Stop, can help you think outside the box and move forward in your job search.

“If you want to change your life, change the way you think!” Learn about setting goals and creating an action plan to get the career you really want.

Sign up here – click to register

OR call (845) 485-3445 x3380

Work Local First Job Fair @ Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel – 9/17/14

Job Fair Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 11am-3pm

Come to the Job Fair at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel (near the Mid-Hudson Civic Center) and meet with prospective employers. Bring hard copies of your resume to hand out.

If you need to print hard copies or update your resume before the Job Fair come to a computer lab at the library (Mon – Fri 11:00-1:00, Tuesday evening 6:00-8:00, Thursday at Arlington 1:30-3:00).

Poughkeepsie Public Library District will be there to support you in your job search. We have free 2-hour classes available at the library for job searching, using Microsoft Office and others. Sign up for classes right at the Job Fair!

Below is the list from Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce with employers scheduled to be at the Job Fair.

All Work Local First Job Fair exhibitors have vacant positions to fill

Adecco
All Sport Health and Fitness
Anderson Center For Autism
Anytime Home Care, Inc.
Atlantic Testing Laboratories
Axa Advisors
Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company
Bridgeway Federal Credit Union
Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
Clean and Tidy
Combined Insurance
The Community at Brookmeade
Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services
Dutchess County Human Resources
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Center
Dutchess One Stop Career Center
Elant
The Entrepreneur’s Source – Tom McQuade
Fidelis Care
Fountains at Millbrook
Gap, Inc. – Fishkill Distribution Campus
Geico
Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa
H&R Block
Health Quest, Inc.
Heartland Payment Systems
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Leona Chan, CPA
Lime Energy
Manpower, Inc.
Maranatha Human Services, Inc.
Marist College
McQuade Development, LLC
Merrill Lynch
MetLife
Merrymaids
New York Air National Guard
New York Life
Northwestern Mutual
Occupations, Inc.
Patterson Dental
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center
Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie Public Library District
Premier Home Health Care
Primerica
Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc.
Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute
Riverside Auto Park, Inc.
Shaklee
Sharon Health Care Center
ShopRite Supermarkets – Florida, NY
Smart Staffing Group LLC
TEG Federal Credit Union
Tutoring Up-Grades
Valpak of Mid-Hudson Valley
Verizon Wireless
Warren Electric

Important message from Dutchess One Stop:

Before the Job Fair, take advantage of free resume critiquing on Tuesday, September 16.

Critiques will take place at the Chamber’s Poughkeepsie (1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400) and Beacon (33 Henry Street).  Registration is strongly recommended but walk-ins available on a limited basis. For more information go to dutchessonestop.org/sept16.  Questions?  Call (845) 485-2660 x3002.

For more info: http://www.dcrcoc.org/jobfair

We hope to see you at the Job Fair!

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