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Virtual Job and Career Group: Job Group Boot Camp Part 3 Online

Job Search Bootcamp with Jan Melnik

Thursday, May 12, 2022 ... 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Workshop 3: The Game Plan: Insiders' Tips for Effective Job Search & Interviewing

Job Search Boot Camp 9.0

Russell Library presents weekly opportunities to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals. The focus will be on the job market and provide updated industry information during this uncertain time of COVID19. The Job and Career Group hosts virtual workshops and a weekly networking session via WebEX. You will need to download WebEx to attend. 


Job Search Boot Camp 9.0 More info!


Thursday, May 5, 2022 ... 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Workshop 1: The Tools: Targeted Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn Profile

What fundamental tools do job seekers need today to conduct effective searches? What are the new rules for modern resumes? How do you address COVID impacts? What can you do to make your CAR success stories sizzle? How does this strategy that highlights achievements build a resume and fuel a successful job search? Why is a focused cover letter essential? Yes, you still must have a cover letter, you’ll learn why! Why is LinkedIn your #1 networking tool in job search and what can you do to differentiate yourself as a candidate? And now that LinkedIn has turned everything upside down, how can you still optimize your presence there? In the first of a three-part Job Search Boot Camp 9.0 series, career and job-search expert Jan Melnik (M.A., MRW, CCM, CPRW; www.janmelnik.com) returns to Russell Library (virtually!) to share the best strategies and insider secrets that will help job seekers improve their efforts writing strategic resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.


Thursday, May 12, 2022 ... 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Workshop 2: Networking & Social Media: Leveraging LinkedIn

Why is social media today's top tool for networking in job search? What are the best strategies for using the constantly changing (and, sometimes, frustrating) LinkedIn? What about Instagram? And how can Facebook be valuable? What are some of the social media pitfalls to avoid? In part two of the Job Search Boot Camp 9.0 series, career and job-search expert Jan Melnik (M.A., MRW, CCM, CPRW; www.janmelnik.com) will demonstrate how to optimize your use of social media and show why every job seeker can improve their success by properly using social media's power in job-search networking efforts. There’s even an “easy” button!


Thursday, May 19, 2022 ... 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Workshop 3: The Game Plan: Insiders' Tips for Effective Job Search & Interviewing

What's the best way to find a job today and avoid the 'black hole' of endlessly submitting resumes that never receive a response? What are the secrets to interviewing effectively? What are the top must-dos following every interview (including one killer, standout strategy)? In the final workshop of the Job Search Boot Camp 9.0 series, career and job-search expert Jan Melnik (M.A., MRW, CCM, CPRW; www.janmelnik.com) will present actionable strategies for executing your job-search plan in a way designed to achieve success as quickly as possible. From tapping technology in the most efficient way to sharing tips for removing anxiety in the interview process, participants will be able to develop their own effective job-search plans. At the same time, Jan will share effective techniques for addressing common concerns (ageism, COVID, long unemployment or underemployment gap, lack of degree, etc.) and proven methods for managing issues (dealing with inertia, lack of success, stigma) that accompany job searches, particularly in prolonged cases. 


The author of seven career/business books, Jan Melnik founded Absolute Advantage, in 1983 and has been writing resumes ever since. She has been featured in numerous publications, is a career expert on NBC, and speaks frequently at universities, conferences, companies, and libraries nationwide. She is a board member with Career Thought Leaders and the CMO coach working with sales and marketing clients through C-Suite Career Catalysts. A professor of business and English at both the University of South Florida and Bay Path University, she holds two undergraduate degrees in business and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University. She helps clients coast-to-coast with career strategies, resumes, and coaching services (www.janmelnik.com). Her slogan is “Be inspired. It’s your career. It’s your life.” She recently released her first works of fiction on Amazon: “Telling Tales: On Merlin’s Island” and, for children, "Adventures in The Wooded Glen." Her newest book, “Modernize Your Executive Job Search” (with strategies applicable at all levels), will be available in Q32020 (Emerald Publishing and on Amazon).


Registration is required. 

Questions? Christy Billings cbillings@russelllibrary.org

This group is possible from a City of Middletown Block Grant, Liberty Bank Foundation Grant, and The Family of Thomas J. Regan.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Show more dates
10:00am - 12:00pm
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Ages 19+  
  Career & Business  
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