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“The Times, They are a-Changing! – Where to Find Jobs in 2017” – with Dr. Marcia LaReau”

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hubbard Room

Dr. Marcia LaReau, President of Forward Motion, LLC.,  will discuss how to follow the changing economy and the impact of change on the jobs world.  She will discuss:

  • Where to look for jobs in 2017
  • How to apply your skill sets
  • Fid and keep the right job for you
  • Plan for the future.
  • Always have an income stream

Adult, Registration is requested but not required. (860) 347-2520
Sponsored by The Russell Library Job and Career Group and the Family of Thomas J. Regan.

“Create Balance and Relieve Anxiety” – with Diane Lang

Rescheduled to: Tuesday March 7, 2017, 5:45 – 8:00 pm
Original Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:45 – 8:00 pm

Hubbard Room

This workshop is designed to help create a balanced lifestyle by relieving stress and anxiety.

  • Learn the signs of “Burnout”
  • Learn the impact of stress and anxiety on your body
  • Learn ways to simplify your life
  • Learn realistic, simple techniques/tips that can help you feel less stressed, more balanced and optimistic
  • Learn ways to feel more empowered, motivated and healthier

This workshop will help educate you on what really makes us happy.
As a Therapist, Educator and Positive Living Expert, Diane has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally. Through her two books, “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness” and “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career”. Diane has been speaking and empowering parents and adults nationwide. She is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, where her college work includes mentoring students for personal issue advisement.
Adult; registration is requested but not required: 860-347-2520.

Sponsored by The Russell Library Job and Career Group.  

Ongoing Programs

Russell Library Job Group

Take the opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as get the advice of expert professionals. Guest speakers will focus on the job market and provide industry information. The group meets 10:00 am-12:30 pm on Thursdaysin The Hubbard Room. 

Practice Interviewing

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want. Library staff member, Bob Carlson will assist you by conducting and evaluating your face-to-face practice interview at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Videotaping the session is optional and confidential. One-hour sessions are available. Please call 860-347-2520 for more information and to sign up.

Job Coaching Appointments

James Kubat, Associate Director of the Wesleyan Career Center, will offer individual career coaching sessions.  All appointments are confidential and can be arranged in person at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520.  Please bring a resume if you have one.  You will receive a reminder call in advance of your appointment. 

Resume Critique

Business professionals Tracy Nixon-Moore and Jeff Thierfeld offer in-depth resume critique. Sessions are generally held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings each month.  To sign up for a one-hour appointment call 860-347-2520.  We ask that you bring your resume (printed out or saved on a flash drive).

Please note: For practice interview, job coaching and resume critique appointments: Participants are expected to arrive on time and prepared for their appointment. Tardy arrivals may result in loss of the appointment. Participants who are unable to keep their appointment must give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice or two full business days prior to the appointment. Last-minute cancellations and no-shows count against the participant’s annual allowance of four (4) appointments and may not be rescheduled until 3 months have passed from the appointment date.

LinkedIn Photo Shoot

Once every three months on Thursday morning, the Hubbard Room at the Russell Library is transformed into a professional photo studio. Bob Carlson and Jeff Grant, on staff at the library will photograph you at your best so you can post the shot to your LinkedIn account. It generally only takes a few minutes and your hi-res image will be emailed to you. No appointment is necessary as it is first come first served. An email is required.

Quarterly photo sessions are held throughout the year in March, June, September and December. See the Job and Career Newsletter or the Russell Library online calendar for the next scheduled photo shoot.

Much gratitude is due to our presenters, who contribute their valuable time and talents to Russell Library’s Career Program.

We also owe many thanks to our sponsors, whose generous support makes it all possible:

  • A Middletown Community Development Block Grant
  • The family of Thomas J. Regan
  • The Friends of the Russell Library

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