Tuesday, May 29 AND

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2:00 - 3:30 PM, EDT

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How Libraries Can Help Job Seekers: 2-Part Webinar (5/29-30/18)

IMPORTANT: This is a 2-part webinar that meets Tuesday, May 29 AND Wednesday, May 30 from 2:00-3:30 PM, EDT. You must attend both sessions.

If you asked the people in your community what comes to mind when they think of your library, many might say “a resource for our community.” What better resource could you be than for those who have recently (or not so recently) been laid off – or for those who fear they soon will be?

Session # 1In this first session of the How Libraries Can Help Job Seekers series, we will discuss what needs to be on a resume and what you should get rid of – now! We will also delve into how you go about networking – what is it? Why is it so important today? How does my personality affect my inclination to network?

We all need to keep our resumes up-to-date, no matter what our job status is. And it sure never hurts to learn a few new tricks of the trade when it comes to networking. You’ll find this session not only helpful to your library, but also helpful to you or someone you know who may need this information in the future.

In Session #2 of How Libraries Can Help Job Seekers, our focus will again center on what we can do as a community resource to help those who are unemployed or simply need a fresh, new job. We will discuss what resources we already have in our libraries that might benefit those looking for jobs, as well as what “out-of-the-box” thinking might contribute to helping others become employed.

We’ll brainstorm together to come up with ways we can partner with others in our communities to reach out and provide job seekers with every available tool to aid them in their search.

We’ll delve deeply into how to handle the result of a good resume – the interview. We will discuss what to include in our answers as well as what not to share. We will learn the “best” way to answer one of the most common interview questions: “So tell me a little bit about yourself.” What would you say to that question? Would you tell the interviewer that you’re just trying to find something to pay the bills? Would you tell them you’re only going to stay in town until your parents are gone? Of course not!  Yet you may be surprised to find that these are real answers to that common question. This will be your chance to polish your answers to some thought-provoking questions – instead of waiting until you are in front of the interviewer to come up with those answers! Then you can take this information and share it with your patrons to help them feel more comfortable in an interview.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find new ways to “be all we can be” to our communities!


Virtual Trainer: Linda Bruno

Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between!

Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application. Linda is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.