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Career Programs Newsletter
“Using Social Media in the Job Search” – with Jess Dods, MBA
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Your Story: Building Your LinkedIn Profile
In the modern world, having a powerful LinkedIn profile is as important as a resume. Maybe even more important. Your profile will be seen by hiring organizations, recruiters and individuals as they search for candidates and connections. It’s a way to personalize your story, to let people know who you are in ways different than a resume. You can showcase yourself, your accomplishments and describe the person who did these things: you.
Facebook and Twitter
We will also discuss these two tools: what to look for and what to watch out for and avoid. Join us on October 11, from 6 – 8 PM for a powerful, interactive workshop on Social Media.
“Social Media and Your Job Search – The Things You Just Can’t Ignore” – with Linda Van Volkenburgh
Tuesday, November 1, 2016,
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Russell Library and certified executive career management coach Linda Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, CELDC, to improve your Social Media skills to position yourself for career search or to elevate your credentials and industry reputation. Linda will demonstrate how to use Twitter, Facebook and some new LinkedIn tools to execute an integrated strategy for supporting your career campaign and market yourself through robust social media platforms.
Specifically you will learn:
- How to maximize and control your Social Media profiles
- Site navigation and trending features and why they are vital
- How to be viewed as a “go-to” subject matter expert through discussion groups,
Adult, Registration is requested but not required.Sponsored by The Russell Library Job and Career 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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