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Computer Skills for Job Hunters at Eastern Branch

Computer Skills for Job Hunters at Eastern Branch

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The Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury will continue its  series of classes entitled Computer Skills for Job Hunters, beginning Monday, September 8. 

These classes are designed to introduce job hunters to computer skills and online job search resources. Each class begins at 2:30 PM and runs for one hour.

Whether you are a first-time participant or need a refresher course, stop on by in September! The programs are free, but registration is required.

The Eastern Branch Library is located at 1001 Route 35 in Shrewsbury 07702. Please call 1-866-941-8188 to register for the classes. Register for any one class or for all 10, according to your needs.

Read on for the class schedule:

 The classes include:

Monday, September 8: Introduction to the Monmouth County Library Career Information Center
Participants will learn how to navigate the computer resources of the Career Information Center. Take advantage of tutorials ranging
from mouse skills and keyboarding, to Microsoft Word and how to fill out a jobapplication.

Tuesday, September 9: Email Essentials
When applying for a job online you must have an email account.  Set-up an account, send attachments such as your resume and learn the how to write a proper message.

Wednesday,  Setptember 10: Writing a resume with Microsoft Word 2010
 *Please bring a USB flash drive to save your work and a rough draft of your resume*

Thursday, September 11: Introduction to Job Searching with
This course will introduce you to online job searches.

Friday, September 12: Exploring Careers with Occupational Outlook Handbook and CareerInfoNet.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes jobs, necessary training, job outlook and salary. CareerInfoNet offers this information on county and state level.

Monday, September 15:.mySkillsmyFuture
Find details about careers that may be a good match for your skills, and also locate local schools and training programs that can help you move into a new career. View and apply for job listings inyour area.

Tuesday, September 16: ReferenceUSA
A business directory that can help you find potential employers. Search by location, industry or size.

Wednesday, September 17: Jobs4Jersey The Job Search Tool of the NJ Department of Labor
 At you can write a resume and search for jobs.

Thursday, September 18: Job & Career Accelerator sponsored by the New Jersey State Library
 Use the Resume Maker to write and store different resumes for different types of jobs. The site will guide you through the resume writing process and allow you to save resumes in Word, PDF or Text file formats.

Friday, September 19: Introduction To Linkedin
 lets you create an online presence to facilitate employers or recruiters contacting you. Also learn how to network at companies you have targeted and join interest groups to grow your professional social network.

For more information, call the Eastern Branch at 1-866-941-8188.

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