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The Ultimate Comprehensive Job Search Troubleshooting Guide

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:00-8:00pm Hubbard Room
Marcia LaReau

As we move forward in the new technology-driven, global economy, being emplyed may actually be an interruption to our jobsearch! We are moving towards a laabor-on-demand employment model and everyone will be required to find and secure his or her next source of income.

Disruptive technologies and other innovations threaten employers and jobs in both the public and private sector.  Entire industries will shut down and new ones will surface almost overnight.  These changes will necessitate a change in our thinking.

Truly, everone who needs an income may soon be looking for employment, even if they have a job!

As we shift our thinking to this new concept of income-earning, we will need a flexible trouble-shooting guide for every step of the job-search process.  This presentation will shed some light on upcoming changes in the job market and provide advice to help tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Marcia LaReau, Ph.D brings unique and diverse experience to her role in helping people in career-transition acheive their goals and find satisfying sustainable work that meets their financial needs.  Dr. LaReau has served in the business world for over ten years, including Fortune 100 companies.  As a Curriculum Designer and Learning Technologist, she has led training initiatives for projects spanning 44,000 employees on four continents.  As a Human Resource Director, her use of unique change-methodologies increased effectiveness and employee efficiency through effective team building.

A recognized leader with a collaborative, creative, recreational style, Dr. LaReau has proven herself in small business, corporate, and non-profit venues, working with executives, operations and project teams.

Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up!

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 9:30-noon on Thursdays in The Hubbard Room. 

Practice Interviewing

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want. 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. 45 minute 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 a week in advance.  We ask that you confirm your appointment within 3 days of that call.  To cancel an appointment, please call the Information Desk at 860-347-2520 at least 48 hours ahead of time so that another job seeker may be served. 

Resume Review and Interview Coaching

Business professional Jeff Thierfeld offers in-depth resume review and interview coaching.  Sessions are held three Saturdays each month.  To sign up for a 1 hour appointment call 860-347-2520.  If you need to cancel, please allow 48 hours notice. We ask that you bring your resume (printed out or saved on a flash drive).

Practice Phone Interviews

This service is being offered by Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Phone interviews are a fundamental part of the job search process and need to be treated as seriously as the face-to-face interview. Improve your interviewing skills without leaving the comfort of your home. Bob Carlson will call you at your location and scheduled time. ½ hour sessions are available. Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up.  

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:

  • Middletown Community Development Block Grant
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • The Friends of the Russell Library

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