Job Readiness

Job Readiness
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Walk-In Help for Job Seekers

Get help with your résumé, job search and more. Library staff will provide one-to-one help for those on the job market. First-come, first-served.
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One-on-One Computer Help

Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying and failing to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 
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One-on-One Computer Help

Having trouble with email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Trying to download library eBooks? Get help for your technology troubles! We can help with the following topics:   Computer and internet basics Email and social media Microsoft Office 2013 Tablets Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks Jobseeking activities 
DC Office of Human Rights

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Are you a jobseeker with questions about discrimination? Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Teresa Rainey, Community Outreach Coordinator at the D.C. Office of Human Rights, will give a 1-hour-and-15-minute (6:30-7:45 p.m.) presentation on how D.C. jobseekers can deal with employment discrimination.
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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Design My Career Workshop with Blair Goins

Looking for a job is often very frustrating. This workshop will help you manage the stress with better decision making. Blair Goins, a composer and a career coach, will lead his Design My Career workshop that helps participants identify their strengths and interests before jumping into the job market.
HTML 5

HTML 5

Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!
E-MAIL Basics

Email Basics

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to:
E-MAIL Basics

Email Basics

Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. Green Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to:
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web II Intermediate

Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:

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