Professionals in transition and individuals seeking new career opportunities will find valuable coaching, information and encouragement at the monthly Job Seekers programs at the Dayton Metro Library. Job Seekers meets the first Thursday each month at the Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Road, with an expert presenter, professional development and networking.
Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian, coordinates the monthly gatherings, which focus on topics ranging from creating eye-catching resumes to job seeking for older adults.
“We have participants who are new to the job market, those in transition and those who are seeking career change,” she said. “There’s so much helpful information and so many resources available for job seekers, regardless of their circumstances, but I think more than anything it’s helpful to bring people together to talk, network and connect.”
JOB SEEKERS PROGRAMS September-December 2016
Miami Township Branch Library | 8:30-11:00 a.m.
9/1: Resumes That Get Attention
Presenting yourself well on paper can be a big challenge for job seekers. Dana Morgan, Lead Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, will walk participants through creating an eye-catching resume in today’s competitive job market.
10/6: Job Seeking in the Midst of Ageism
It’s not easy for job hunters over 50, let alone over 60, to secure a job they really want. Ageism does exist, but there are things we can do to overcome it. Rosalie Catalano, Workforce Solutions Manager, Sinclair Workforce Development, provides tips and resources to help mature workers in your job search and re-energize your quest for meaningful work. Learn what NOT to do, as well as what TO DO.
11/3: Behavioral Interviews - No Fear!
What is a Behavioral Interview, why might an organization choose this approach, and how can you prepare for one? Understanding different interview types and preparing for them will allow you to stay more relaxed and do better! Attendees will come away with a personal action plan regarding behavioral interviewing preparation, presented by Melanie Blau McDonald, Executive Director, SWON Libraries.
12/1: Network Your Way to Success
Michelle Marek, TaftLaw, and Michael Bevis, Strategic Sales and Marketing Partners, share tips and techniques for sincerely connecting with those around you to build a network of influence that can lead to gainful employment, both now and in the future.
Job Seekers is one of several key components of LAUNCH, the Dayton Metro Library’s initiative to connect individuals to job skills and resources.
“The Library plays an important role in workforce development in the Miami Valley,” said Riegle-Crichton. “Not only with programs like Job Seekers, but also with tools and resources such as Lynda.com for Libraries, which makes learning and skill-building convenient and free for anyone with a Dayton Metro Library card.” Lynda.com for Libraries is an online learning tool with more than 176,000 tutorials on business, software, technology and creative skills, available 24/7 through the Dayton Metro Library’s website.
All Job Seekers programs are free. For more information on Job Seekers and other Workforce Development services, call Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian, at (937) 496-8631.