First time job seekers or those who have been out of the workforce for a while can experience challenges when seeking employment. A series of workshops in May at the Downtown Library will teach employment hopefuls the tools needed to get the job.
First time job seeker workshops will be Tuesdays, May 5, 12 and 19 at 4 p.m. A separate series will be offered for those who are jumping back into the workforce on Thursdays, May 7, 14 and 21 at 4 p.m.
“Libraries are a great place to start when looking for a job,” said Downtown Library event coordinator, Vanessa Davis. “These workshop topics will be specific to each group’s needs and will focus on job search strategies, effective resume writing, interview tips and using library resources to prepare for employment.”
An opportunity to network with other job seekers and guidance on using library resources like career planning, resume writing, job search and vocational testing databases will be part of the series.
Teens can get job readiness training at the Edmond Library May 23 at 2 p.m. OSU OKC Extension partners with library staff to offer a workshop tailored to teens looking for a summer job. Practical tips like discovering skillsets, making a good impression and interview etiquette will be covered.
MLS libraries offer a wealth of resources for job and career preparation. Adult education classes, vocational training and testing materials, and online resources are available on an on-going basis. Public computers give easy access to resume creation software and the Internet for job seeking and applications. Volunteer programs at the library offer valuable job skills and are often a steppingstone to employment.
The library has job openings too! Visit jobs.metrolibrary.org to find out what’s available.