Area professionals have an invaluable employment search resource with Dayton Metro Library’s Job Seekers. Each month, participants learn skills to make meaningful connections, obtain professional development and receive career coaching and encouragement. Job Seekers meets the first Thursday of each month, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Road. A variety of organizations and experts present a different topic at each session.
“Job Seekers programs provide the next level of workforce development skills and training, connecting people with even more resources,” said Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian.
More information is available at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Business or by calling Ann Riegle-Crichton at (937) 496-8631.
JOB SEEKERS PROGRAMS May - August 2016
Newcomers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and orientation. Programs begin at 9:00 a.m. All are FREE.
MAY 5 - Alternative Paths to Employment
Franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet addresses questions and concerns from job seekers interested in owning their own business, whether one they start, buy or invest in. Dr. Steve Crichton shares his story of being a laid-off materials engineer to a college instructor and math teacher/curriculum supervisor for Dayton Public Schools.
JUNE 2 - Intro to Career Coaching
As a Career Coach, Dean Waggenspack's goal is "assisting individuals in deepening awareness of what is important in their career and life plan, so they may target their optimal job.” Dean takes participants through his Career Plan and Vision Worksheet to identify factors important to career satisfaction.
JULY 7 - What Employers Want From You in an Interview
Sylvie Stewart works with employers and job seekers on a daily basis as a U.D. Career Advisor. She discusses two types of interviews - the informational interview which is an important pre-employment networking strategy, and job interviews where your words and behaviors either promote or prevent your success.
AUG 4 - A Library Card is Essential Equipment for Job Seekers
Ann Riegle-Crichton, Dayton Metro Library, and Donald Crews, Washington-Centerville Library, are reference librarians who help coordinate the Job Seekers program. They will discuss critical library resources that should be familiar to every job seeker, including digital online resources as well as books, magazines and journals.