Employment

Join Us for the Harris County Job Fair!

Everyone is invited to the Harris County Job Fair at NRG Center, September 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Representatives from many Harris County Departments will be on hand to discuss career opportunities and accept applications for clerical, technical, professional, mechanical and heavy-equipment operator positions.

Be Your Own Boss

Have you always wanted to start your own business but weren't sure how?  The Maud Marks Library can help with that!  Join us this Saturday, May 17 at 2 PM as we learn everything we need to know to start our small business.  SCORE, a volunteer group who offer business counseling to small business owners, will be here to show you how it’s done.  Some of the topics covered include choosing a business entity, the right location, business expenses and deductions, employees vs. subcontractors, financial organization (setting up your books), forms, websites and more.  Like many of our adult programs, pre-registration is required to click here to let us know that you will be joining us.

Job Seminar Continues on Monday

Our month of job assistance got of to a great start last week with our Steps to Starting Your Own Business seminar.  (Did you miss it?  Don't worry, we'll have another one on May 17th.)  It continued this past Monday with our session on resumes, cover letters, and applications.  If you've missed any of them, don't worry, it's not too late to jump in there and join us!

This Monday, April 28 at 10 AM, Texas Workforce Solutions will be here to continue the series with the next seminar, Networking & Using Social Media.  Learn the ins and outs of networking to find your next job as well as how to properly use social media websites such as LinkedIn and more.  All this in a 2 hour class.

Of course, we do ask that you sign up for these and other classes offered here at the library.  You can register by clicking here now.

Find Your Dream Job

Are you ready to stretch your wings in your professional life?  Are you still looking for a job and starting to get frustrated?  Join us for Dream Job month at the Maud Marks Library!  Dream Job month runs April 15- May 19th as we offer various types of assistance to our customers in "job search mode".  

We have a preview of our month beginning right now with our job search display which can be found right as you walk in the library's doors.  Our display contains many books on resumes, interviewing, and the entire job search process.

Then, we begin on Tuesday, April 15th at 7 PM with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.  They will be at the Maud Marks Library to take our customers through all the steps needed to start their own business.  Why work for others when you can work for yourself.  (Don't worry if you can't make it that night, we'll have more opportunities later.)

Worksource Employment Series

Job assistanceJoin us every Monday in February from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM for an employment series hosted by Carolyn Kenard of Worksource. Each week, Ms. Kenard will cover a different topic to help prepare you for the job hunt.

February 04: Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Plan

February 11: Creating a Resume / Completing the Application / Creating References / Cover & Thank You Letters

February 18: Interviewing

February 25: Rebranding

More Job-Hunting Help

Workforce Solutions will return to the Fairbanks Library in October to offer more FREE help to people looking for a job or a new job.  On Monday, October 8, from 2:00-4:00 pm, they will give advice on effective interviewing techniques, appropriate responses to common interview questions, and negotiating salary and benefits.  The interview is where jobs are won or lost, so learn how to maximize your chances.  The Monday, October 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm, Rebranding Your Skills session will teach you how to identify the skills that you have and how to present them to potential employers in a way that allows you to move into a new job or a new industry.  Please call (713) 466-4438 or stop by customer service to register.

Looking for a Job? Let WorkForce Solutions help you!

Love Your ResumeLooking for a job? The library can help get you ready for that next interview. Carolyn K. from WorkForce Solutions will be here in March helping you through every step in the employment process. See the schedule below for details:
Tuesday, March 6th: Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Plan
Tuesday, March 13th: Creating a Resume & Completing the Application
Tuesday, March 20th: Creating References & Cover and Thank You Letters
Tuesday, March 27th: Interviewing
Tuesday, April 3rd: Networking & Using the Internet
All sessions run from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. No registration is required. 

Create a resume or rebrand your skills

The employment market may be very different from the way it was when you started your current or previous job. Join experts from Workforce Solutions in two separate workshops as they help you navigate this new environment.

Creating a Resume. You may have the skills the employer is looking for and never get to the interview if your resume does not highlight those skills. Develop a professional resume that will match your skills and experience to the job and employer you are looking for. Most employers will ask you to complete an employment application, even if you have a great resume. Learn how to complete an application for employment thoroughly, accurately, and neatly. Wednesday, November 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Free Seminars for Job Seekers & Career Changers

MeetingThe Fairbanks Branch of Harris County Public Library is partnering with Workforce Solutions to offer a series of free workshops for people who are searching for jobs or looking to make a career change.  All of the workshops will be at Fairbanks Branch Library at 7122 N. Gessner and all will be from 2 pm to approximately 4 pm.  Please register by calling the library at (713) 466-4438.  The dates and topics for the workshops are:

Monday, October 03, 2011
Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Plan: Identify what your marketable skills are, learn to communicate those skills, and develop effective strategies for finding a job.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Job-Hunting Help from Your Library

Job databaseHarris County Public Library has a new database to help you get a new job.  It’s called Job and Career Accelerator and it is described as “the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market.  It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search.  Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences.  In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired s

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