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!

Arlington Library closed – Boardman Road Library opening

The Public Computer Center (PCC) at the Poughkeepsie Public Library held its last program at the Arlington Library on Thursday, March 12. The Arlington Library closed as of 5pm on Saturday 3/14/15.

Over the past 4 years, the PCC has held over 200 technology classes and computer labs at the Arlington Library.

While we are sad to see one library closing, we are excited about our new library on Boardman Road, opening in mid-April. The Boardman Road Library is located at 141 Boardman Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

There is a grand opening scheduled for the  Boardman Road Library on Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 pm (http://poklib.org/boardman-road-branch-library-underway/).

The Public Computer Center plans to begin running workshops at the new library the week of April 20 . Computer Labs are scheduled to begin on Thursday April 23 from 1:30-3:00. The larger Boardman Road Library provides a program room for the children’s events, as well as several spaces for adult events.

We hope you’ll join us for classes or labs at the Boardman Road Library!

Jobs Express shows over 8,800 jobs in the Hudson Valley!

To view the current jobs in the Hudson Valley, click http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm, then click Hudson Valley Region.

Or, you may click the links in the table below – sorted to show most jobs available to least jobs available (note: type your zip code in the top banner to narrow the results).

Title Positions
Sales and Related 1640
Office, Clerical and Secretarial 920
Transportation and Material Moving 733
Computer and Mathematical 718
Management 681
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 660
Business and Financial Operations 502
Food Preparation and Serving Related 383
Healthcare Support 295
Installation, Maintenance and Repair 283
Community and Social Services 264
Architecture and Engineering 251
Life, Physical and Social Science 237
Construction and Extraction 207
Arts, Design, Sports, and Media 190
Protective Service 185
Production 180
Personal Care, Service, and Gaming 153
Farming, Fishing and Forestry 118
Building/Grounds Maintenance 114
Education, Training and Library 84
Legal 18

For help with Job Searching, filling out applications, or just general computer help, come to the Computer Labs at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District:
Mondays – Fridays 11am-1pm
(Adriance Library STRBA Teen Room)
Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
(Adriance Library Charwat Meeting Room)
Thursdays 1:30-3pm
(Arlington Library program room)

Are you applying to too many jobs?

Looking for and applying for jobs is your job if you are out of work. If you are applying for job after job and no interviews or job offers are coming your way, you may need to refocus your job search.

Some ideas on spending your time wisely can be found in this article:
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/06/16/how-much-time-should-you-spend-on-your-job-search

Another article that explains how to narrow your search:
http://www.lutherwood.ca/employment/jobs-blog/are-you-applying-too-many-jobs

Do you need technology skills for jobs? We have workshops in Basics of using a computer and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
Classes are all free and listed here. Registration is required for all except  Labs:
https://pokbtop.wordpress.com/computerjob-class-descriptions-january-2-through-march-31-2015/

Looking for a job? Attend our free class on Wednesday on using the library to look for work!

Start the year with a bang! and attend our Job Seeker workshop “Using the Library in Your Job Search.”

Class is held at the Arlington Library on Wednesday 1/7 and runs from 5:30-7:30pm.

We will give you tips on how to search the internet for jobs as well as resume and interview pointers.

You are welcome to attend even if you have attended before, but you must register to receive a handout:
Jobs/Careers Class Registration
Take a look at the other Jobs/Careers classes coming up too.

And, if you need to update your computer skills, we have many classes and computer labs to help you. Our full list of classes for this quarter are here:
https://pokbtop.wordpress.com/computerjob-class-descriptions-january-2-through-march-31-2015/

 

Work on your career during the holidays

As a follow-up to last week’s post about job hunting in December, here are some tips to help you work on your career during the holidays.

Are you searching for what you really want to do? Take some time to determine what type of work you would like to do. There are career exploration books in the library (call #650.14).
If you need help finding books, stop at the Reference & Information Desk in the library.

Do you have a LinkedIn account (https://www.linkedin.com/)? If you need help with setting one up or editing your LinkedIn profile, come to lab or attend our next LinkedIn class at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. (classes for January through March available on or after 12/26/14).

At the very least, set some goals for 2015 so you’re ready to go as the new year begins.

Click the link to read the article:
http://www.fastcompany.com/3039890/how-to-use-the-holidays-to-advance-your-career

Come to the Computer Labs at Poughkeepsie Public Library District for assistance with job searching, email, working with Microsoft Office, etc.

Computer Labs:

Mondays – Fridays 11am-1pm
(Adriance Library STRBA Teen Room)
Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
(Adriance Library Charwat Meeting Room)
Thursdays 1:30-3pm
(Arlington Library program room)

Bridging the digital divide in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Technology Literacy @ Your Library

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