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Release Date: 10/04/2013

Looking for a job? The Seattle Public Library offers free job resource classes that can help

job resource classes

The Seattle Public Library offers free classes to help people find jobs, prepare for interviews, use social media to network, and more.

 

The classes are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Free parking is available at the branches. Class descriptions, times and locations are listed below. Locations vary each month. Registration is not required. Seating may be limited based on room capacity. For more information call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

 

The Library also has many online resources available to Library cardholders, including links to information about career discovery, job skills, writing a cover letter and resume, and tips on where to look for jobs. Visit www.spl.org/jobresources for more information.

  

Beginning a Job Search - Get tips and resources to start a job search.

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 23, Nov. 27 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636

  

The New Job Search in the New Economy - Develop a successful job search plan for tough economic times.

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17 and Dec. 5 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980

  

Effective Networking for Employment - Learn why networking is so important for getting a job in today's economy. 

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 11 and Nov. 22 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906

 

Online Job Search Skills - Learn how to search the Internet for job opportunities, contact information and research companies.

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906

 

Effective Résumés - Develop a résumé that will get past the "10 second screen." 

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center Room 4, 206-386-4636
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 25 and Dec. 20 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980

 

Effective Interview Techniques - Learn how to successfully prepare for any job interview.

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 1 and Dec. 13 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906

 

Mid-Life Career Changes in the New Economy - Understand the problem of "ageism," how age discrimination affects your job search and what you can do to empower yourself and find meaningful work in a difficult job market.

  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980

  

LinkedIn & Twitter: The Role of Social Media - Learn to use LinkedIn and Twitter to develop key relationships with hiring managers.

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 14 and Dec. 19 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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