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Special Programs

Résumés from Scratch, with Jeff Thierfeld

Tuesday, December 11, 6:00pm
Hubbard Room

Make your first impression a good one. Our certified résumé consultant will offer advice on crafting a résumé that will get results. Follow-up individual appointments for additional support are available.

Registration is preferred but not required. 860-347-2520.

Computer Classes

Computer Class Flyer

Topics in Microsoft Excel: Tables & Pivot Tables

Tuesday, December 11, 6pm - 7:30
Meeting Room 3

This intermediate Excel course will introduce tables and pivot tables. Participants will review concepts for creating tables, including sorting and filtering data. They will also learn how to quickly analyze data using pivot tables. Relevant topics will include commonly used pivot tables, adjusting them, and customizing them.

Previous experience with Excel is recommended. Class capacity is 8 seats. Please sign up online or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520.

Ongoing Programs

Confidential Resume Review

Saturdays,
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

Appointments now available with Tracy Nixon-Moore, resume consultant and business professional.  

Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk.

Wednesdays,
5:00, 6:00, & 7:00 PM

Appointments now available with Raymond Glode, resume consultant and business professional.  
Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk.

Fridays,
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

Appointments now available with Jeff Thierfeld, resume consultant and business professional.  
Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk.

Career Coaching with Helen Evrard, MD

Mondays: 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM
Meeting Room 2

One-on-one career coaching appointments are available with Dr. Helen Evrard. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520. If you need any special accommodations, please contact the Information Desk. If you need to cancel, please allow 48 hours' notice so another patron may be served.

Job Group

Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm.
Network with other job seekers and get the advice from expert professionals. Our job group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm in Russell Library's Hubbard Room. Guest speakers present from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Registration not required, walk-ins always welcome.  

Future Weekly Networking  
Group Speakers   
12.13.2018   Stephen Watson - Coping with Stress
12.20.2018   Bob Carlson and Christy Billings, Russell Library Photo Shoot for your LinkedIn Account
12.27.2018   No Meeting - Holiday week
01.03.2019   Christy Billings - Bullet Journal Your Way to a Job
01.10.2019   Richard Pummell - Your Entrepreneurial Self

Practice Job Interviews

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want.  Bob Carlson will assist you by conducting and evaluating your practice interview.  Videotaping the session is optional and confidential 1-hour sessions are available Tuesday afternoons. Call the library at 860-347-2520 for dates, times and to register.

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.

Online Resources - Job Now

Job Now is a free service available to library card holders, anytime, on your computer, smart phone or tablet as well as our public computers. Some of the services include:

  • Resume help with a live Resume Expert
  • Resume resources including templates and best practices
  • Live help with an Interview Coach
  • Interview tips and resources
  • Career help with a live Job coach
  • Skill Building with lessons, videos, tests and more.
    • Microsoft Office Applications and some Computer Programming course are found in the Computers and Technology SkillSurfer
    • Learning Library features Entrance Exam Preparation for High School, College, Nursing School etc., ASVAB, Praxis and GRE exams

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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