Workshops take place online, in-person at a partner library, or both; check each listing for details. Advance signup required.
LinkedIn & Job Site Tips
Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn the basics of searching for jobs and uploading a resume on job sites like Indeed, and discover how to get started networking on LinkedIn.
Thursday, January 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whether you are trying to advance your career or build a business, everything you say and do tells people who you are and what value you bring. Start today to create a consistent brand image in 2023. (Registration opens Dec. 1)
Over 40 & Hired!
Monday, January 30, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gain a competitive edge during a career transition as a seasoned professional by learning tips and strategies to avoid potential age bias. Presented by Anita Jenke, Executive Director of Career Transitions Center.
Watch recordings of past workshops anytime. No signup required.
The Future of Work is Here and It is Remote
Learn about best practices for thriving in a remote work world. Find remote work opportunities, familiarize yourself with the skills and language needed to succeed remotely, discover new resources for remote jobs, and understand what defines a “remote-first” culture. Presented by Eilis Wasserman of the Shafer Leadership Academy.
What Ted Lasso Should Teach You About Your Career
Ted Lasso is more than just a popular show, it provides lessons that can help you have a better career. Everything from learning to listen to actively engaging your team. In this session you will learn, in a fun and entertaining way, how the lessons from the show can be applied to your career, regardless of your role. Join Management Coach and owner of BTOM Consulting, Brian Watkins and learn from Ted, Roy, Coach Beard, Rebecca, and the rest.
Manage Your Presence Online
Learn how to use social media and your online presence to build your career or business. Speaker: Ashley Johnson, Business & Outreach Librarian, Vernon Area Library
Building the Perfect Resume
Your resume is your introduction to a potential employer: HR departments, recruiters, and hiring managers screen resumes to zero in on eligible applicants. Learn best practices for creating and refreshing your resume to stand out among job candidates and make it to the next step in the hiring process. Speaker: Business & Outreach Librarian Ashley Johnson and Information Technology Librarian Donna MacCartney
Employment Research with Reference Solutions
Learn how to tap into the strength of Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) in your job search. Speaker: Ashley Johnson, Business & Outreach Librarian, Vernon Area Library
Quit Networking, Start Building Relationships to Further Your Career
Most people hate networking, but do it because they think they have to in order to build a good career. Stop networking and start building relationships, which are more helpful and easier than networking. This talk explains the difference between the two, how to build effective professional relationships, and how to use these relationships to further your career. Speaker: Brian Watkins, BTOM Consultants
Working with a Recruiter During Your Job Search
A recruiter can help you connect with the kind of positions you are looking for. Learn how a recruiter relationship works, including: Is there a fee? How much of my information will be shared with a potential employer? How do I find recruiters within my industry? Speaker: Jennifer Roberts, We Place People
LinkedIn and Job Site Tips
Learn the basics of online job searching, uploading a resume on job sites like Indeed, and how to get started networking on LinkedIn. Speaker: Phil Collins, Instruction & Technology Librarian, Northbrook Public Library