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Eliminated! Now What?
28 May 2013 | Hubbard Room 6-8pm
At first, losing your job might seem like the worst thing that could have happened to you. Jean Baur can show you how to turn your job loss into a career opportunity. In this workshop you’ll learn:
- What to do in the first days following a job loss
- How to talk about your transition with others
- Steps and thoughts that will help you maintain a positive attitude
- Which job search strategies are most effective
- How to overcome the biggest myths, lies, and obstacles that stand between you and the rest of your career
- How to build your skills and strengths so that if this happens again, you’ll be ready
Jean Baur is a former senior consultant with the nation’s leading outplacement firm, Lee Hecht Harrison. She has partnered with thousands of clients to help them overcome job loss and recession-proof their careers. In addition, she designs and delivers workshops to improve clients’ interviewing and overall search skills. She has trained more than 10,000 middle and senior managers in presentation skills and business writing.
5 Things You're Doing Wrong in Your Job Search and How to Fix Them
25 June 2013 | Hubbard Room 6-8pm
Career expert Melanie Szlucha is the featured speaker for this workshop. This program will cover the most frequent and effective tips she gives to her clients. She will address:
- Easy ways to customize a resume
- What a good cover letter looks like
- Networking outside the box
- Sealing the deal in the job interview
- Following up without stalking
Melanie Szlucha’s company Red Inc. helps job seekers land the jobs they want by writing resumes that get interviews, coaching clients to be more confident and prepared for interviews, and then appropriate strategies to follow up to land jobs. She has over 15 years of experience as a hiring manager and 5+ years as a job search coach.
Please register at the Information Desk or call 860-347-2520.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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