Job Readiness

Job Readiness
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Resume Writing Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm

Get tips from a Career Development Facilitator for the best formatting, wording, and layout to make your resume stand out and look professional.  Workshop space is limited to 10 participants.  Call or stop by the reference desk to sign up at 202-698-1363. 
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Women's Leadership Circle

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 am

The Women's Leadership Circle is presented by the Mercedes Parra Foundation and DG Speaks. This program promotes sisterhood and fosters leadership through educational and social interactions. Our aim is to empower women through an immersive exploration of self-awareness and transformative leadership. This program welcomes women from all walks of life who want to change the trajectory of their lives and careers.
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Acing Interviews & Network Meetings: Active Listening Skills with Joan Sherman

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 2:00 pm

There is a difference between generic conversation and a highly productive dialogue between two people. Joan Sherman, a DC job-search and networking coach, will facilitate a fun, interactive workshop on perfecting listening skills and preparing insightful questions. Participants will learn and practice in order to apply these skills in networking, informational and formal job interviews. Building instant credibility with new acquaintances can be a big plus in your career and life.
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JobShop

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:30 pm

JobShop is something new at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library.   If you need help creating your resume, preparing for an interview, or simply need help seeking new career opportunities, visit the Parklands-Turner Library every other Thursday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. for assistance from the Parklands-Turner staff.    For additional information, please contact the branch by phone to speak with a staff member at 202-645-4532 

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 11:00 am

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 1 hour proctored session.

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate   The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills.  A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85% on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this 1 hour proctored session.
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What I'm Doing Isn't Working

Career and Job Search Workshop "What I'm Doing Isn't Working" Facilitator Joan Sherman, draws from 30+ years of business experience, government consulting and work at George Washington University’s Career Center to bring this interactive workshop to job seekers. Please contact Jamila Felton at 202-671-3122 to register for this free workshop.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Disability Rights in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 10:30 am

Do you want to know what employers can and cannot ask you regarding a physical or mental disability? Do you want to learn more about legal rights for people with disabilities in the workplace? This presentation by an attorney from Disability Rights D.C. will teach participants about sharing disability information with employers, how to request accommodations for a disability in the workplace, and what to do if you feel you have been discriminated against based on a disability.

Breaking Barriers to Employment: Discrimination in the Workplace

Do you know the legal protections against discrimination you have as an employee in DC? At this workshop, Teresa Rainey from the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) will discuss DC’s progressive Human Rights Act, which protects DC workers against discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, and other protected traits. The workshop will also include information on how to file complaints with OHR if the Human Rights Act is violated. For more information, please contact Ashlee Johnson at (202) 849-8285. 
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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

In this 1 hour and 45 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.

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