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

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
The Entrepreneur’s Source – Tom McQuade
Fidelis Care
Fountains at Millbrook
Gap, Inc. – Fishkill Distribution Campus
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
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
Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc.
Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute
Riverside Auto Park, Inc.
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!

Computer labs at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District

At a computer lab, you can ask specific questions about using computers, set up an email account, learn to use email, apply for unemployment, work on your resume, search and apply for jobs, or practice what you’ve learned in a class.

We have several computer labs throughout the week. You can quietly come and go as needed during the lab time.

Most online job applications require that you have an email address. If you are applying for a job and do not have an email address, we can help you set up your own free email address.

Applying for one job can take up to 1 hour if you already have an email account. Plan for another 30 minutes if you also need to set up a new email account.

Computer lab days/times (all labs are at the Adriance Library unless noted):

6pm-8pm (evenings)
1:30pm-3pm (Arlington Library)

Word 2010 – Selecting words or paragraphs

Word 2010 – Selecting words or paragraphs

When you are working in Word and want to format text, you will need to select the text before you can apply text formatting (text formatting options are in the Font group on the Home tab of the Ribbon).

Word 2010 - Font Group
ont group

Many people know that they can click the mouse and hold it down while dragging through the text (usually referred to as click and drag).

There are other ways to select text that may be easier and faster. There are several ways of accomplishing these tasks.                              Find what works for you!

To select: Do this:
One word Double-click the word (works throughout Windows programs and the internet)
Several words Click and drag
One paragraph Triple-click anywhere in the paragraph (if you move the mouse before the third click, you will have to try again)
Entire document Ctrl-A (keyboard combination – press and hold the Ctrl key, press and release A key, then release Ctrl)

For more information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word-help/select-text-HA102338121.aspx

Most of our tips and tricks also apply to Word 2007 and Word 2013

Watch out for scams!

Have you received a strange email from the IRS or from EZ-Pass saying that you have a bill to pay? They are scams.

How about a phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft saying that your computer has contacted them? Another scam.

If there is a problem with your tax return, the IRS will send you something in the mail. They do not conduct business via email. The same is true for EZ-Pass. And, Microsoft is not monitoring your computer.

Read this article from Consumer Reports on some of the current scams. Be wary of anyone asking you for personal information via email, phone, or even in person.


Want to Delete Your Facebook or Twitter Account? Here’s How

Sometimes people sign up for Facebook or Twitter accounts, but then decide for whatever reason that they want to permanently delete their account. Deleting your accounts (and all of the posts and pictures contained in them) can be a tedious process.  Facebook has instructions for doing this here. And Twitter provides help with deleting your account here. If you don’t want to delete your entire account, but just delete some postings and better manage your content, TweetDelete can do that for your tweets and Facebook can help you manage your content with their Use Activity Log.

For more information on deleting content (or your entire account), check out the great article Swear Off Social Media, For Good or Just for Now by Molly Wood in The New York Times.


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