Job Readiness

Job Readiness
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination

Are you a job seeker with questions about discrimination? Do you believe that discrimination is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? D.C. job seekers have the right to be free from discrimination based on race, gender, age, personal appearance, and 15 other categories. A new law in D.C. also prohibits discrimination based on a job seeker's unemployment status. As a part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program's Breaking Barriers to Employment Series, Teresa Rainey from the D.C.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Child Custody and Child Support Debt

Are issues with child custody or child support causing problems for you during your job search? For example, has unpaid child support affected your credit or ability to keep your driver's license? Is your work schedule in conflict with your custody schedule? As part of the D.C.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment for Veterans

Are you a veteran with legal issues that are preventing you from getting or keeping a job? As a part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program's (NLSP) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, attorneys Eric Hughes and Maya Sheppard from NLSP will discuss how to overcome barriers to employment such as less than honorable discharges, criminal records, and other issues relevant to job seeking veterans.
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Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Business and Nonprofits (Registration Required)

Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Nonprofits is sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc., and will show you how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.  Register Now
Job Search

Internet Job Seeking 101

Learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics. Class Objectives:
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.
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!
Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint Basics

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers 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 Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) programming language and discover its capacity to produce dynamic web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater 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 HTML Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to:
HTML Basics

HTML Basics

Introduction to simple Web page design, using the HyperText Markup Language (.html). Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: Amanda S. 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 and Email Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to: Use four basic HyperText Markup Language tags.

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