Search for a company, find a job

How is your job search going? If you are searching for jobs online only, you might not realize that some jobs are filled within a company and are never even posted online.

How can you be on the inside of these companies? See this post at Quintessential Careers for some ideas on how to tap into the “hidden” job market:
http://blog.quintcareers.com/call-to-action-stop-the-job-search-and-start-the-company-search/

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has classes for you to brush up on your computer skills, job preparation classes and Computer Labs for you to work on individual projects, research companies, apply for jobs.

Classes are held several days a week. Labs are held Monday through Friday. See descriptions and days/times/locations for all classes:

Poughkeepsie Public Library District – Computers/Internet classes
Computer classes

Poughkeepsie Public Library District – Jobs/Careers classes
Job classes

 

Job Searching on Wednesday 11/4

Job Seeker Resources

Are you looking for work? Do you know that the library has many resources to help you? From books to online databases, all accessible using a library card, we can show you how to use the library to search for a job.
Our next Job Search class is Wednesday, November 4 from 1:30-3:30 at the Adriance Memorial Library at 93 Market Street.

Register at this link:  Using the Library in Your Job Search

See all of our Job/Career workshops here:  Job classes

In addition to classes, our Computer Labs are open Monday through Friday to assist you with your job searching (applying for unemployment, formatting your resume, searching and applying for jobs, etc.):

Mondays – Fridays 11am-1pm
(Adriance Library Strba Teen Room)
Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
(Adriance Library Charwat Meeting Room)
Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm
(Boardman Road Branch)

 

Work Local First Job Fair – Wednesday, 9/30 – 11-3

Are you looking for work? Would you like to meet representatives from many companies in one location?

Come to the Work Local First Job Fair at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on Wednesday, September 30 from 11am-3pm.

Dress for success, bring several copies of your resume and be ready to meet representatives who have jobs available.

Stop by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District table at the Job Fair to see our resources for helping you with your job search.

We hope to see you there!

For more information:
http://www.dcrcoc.org/events/work-first-local-job-fair

Job Search class on July 8

We are offering a workshop next week with many tips for job searching: Using the Library in Your job Search is offered on Wednesday, July 8 at 5:30pm at our Boardman Road Branch Library located at 141 Boardman Road.

Register here: Poughkeepsie Public Library District – Jobs/Careers classes

If you cannot attend, there are some tutorials available at GCF LearnFree.
Click here for a direct link to the job search page with tutorials related to searching for a job.

We also offer Computer Labs – come in to search or apply for jobs, get some help formatting your resume or assistance as you work with your email.

Computer Lab days/times (all labs are at Adriance Memorial Library unless noted):

Mondays        11am-1pm
Tuesdays       11am-1pm
Tuesdays       6pm-8pm (evenings)
Wednesdays  11am-1pm
Thursdays      11am-1pm
Thursdays      1:30pm-3pm (Boardman Road Branch Library)
Fridays           11am-1pm
No registration required for any Computer Labs.

Don’t cry over your job search

While it may feel hopeless at times, staying positive during your job search will help you keep moving forward.

This article refers to mid-January, but the tips here can apply at all times of the year:
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-ways-to-stay-positive-when-job-searching-makes-you-want-to-cry-and-give-up

#5 Get Help
Whether you come for labs or classes (or both), our instructors and volunteers in the Public Computer Center (PCC) at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District can help you with your job search tasks.
All programs that we offer are free. Register for classes – no registration for Labs or Resume Critique.
Classes and labs are available at the Adriance Memorial Library and the Boardman Road Library.
Sign up soon. Classes fill up quickly.

Poughkeepsie Public Library District – Computers/Internet classes
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=POKLIB&curKey2=Computers%20%2F%20Internet

Poughkeepsie Public Library District – Jobs/Careers classes
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=POKLIB&curKey2=Jobs%20%2F%20Careers

Powerful verbs for your resume

Are you freshening up your resume? Or, are you creating a resume for the first time?

It’s worth considering what verbs you use to describe your accomplishments.

Check out this article:
https://www.themuse.com/advice/185-powerful-verbs-that-will-make-your-resume-awesome

Come to the computer lab at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District to work on your resume in Microsoft Word. You type it and we’ll help you with formatting.

Computer Labs:

Mondays – Fridays 11am-1pm (ends at 12:45 when school is out)
(Adriance Library Strba Teen Room)

Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
(Adriance Library Charwat Meeting Room)

Thursdays 1:30-3pm
(Boardman Road Branch)

Creating Your Path to Success – 4/23/15 9:30-1:00

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District is proud to be a participating partner in Creating Your Path to Success on Thursday April 23 from 9:30-1:00.

Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Pre-registration is encouraged at:
http://www.dutchessonestop.org/april23/
For details, click the flyer on the left side of the page.

Presented by Dutchess One Stop Career Center, Family Services, Dutchess Community Action Partnership and Dress for Success

We hope to see you there!

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