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Library to hold jobseeker programs

Published 12:26 pm, Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Westport Public Library will offer four Jobseeker Special programs in October in addition to its regular monthly Jobseeker program, "Energize Your Job Search," at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Each free program will take place in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., career consultants Erika Steffen and Rosemary Williams will present "How to Create New Work, a Process for Change and Its Financial Implications for the Jobseeker." They will explain how the shifting economic environment demands a new look at work and money and provide an overview of the process to take in career transition. They will also share insights into job creation and financial decision-making and provide worksheets, according to a release.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m., Melanie Szlucha, of RedInc.biz, will cover how to "read" a company's corporate culture to envision what its ideal candidate looks like in "Decoding Job Descriptions for a Successful Job Search." She will also share specific key words and phrases and how to incorporate all of that information to understand the position as a whole. She will also give some specific methods to customize a resume and cover letter to demonstrate that you fit the company's needs.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., Meredith Lowe and Gary Clarke, managing partners of the Career Co-op, will focus on the specifics of job search in the nonprofit sector in "Landing a Job in a Nonprofit." Topics will include choosing the right organization, the increasingly important role of leadership, metrics and collaborative management in nonprofits, positioning a resume and cover letter and switching from "corporate speak" to "nonprofit speak."

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m., staff of the WorkPlace, one of five Connecticut Workforce Development Boards, will discuss its Platform to Employment program to help the long-term unemployed.

For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.