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We are pleased to offer our series of workshops for job seekers in partnership with Kent District Library called Next Steps to Go: Tips and Strategies for Your Career . Our facilitators and speakers are human resource professionals that are volunteering their time to help you if you are ready to make a change or update your career strategy.

All workshops will be held at Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Library. 4950 Breton Road SE, Kentwood, MI. We look forward to having you join us in the Computer Lab on the second floor.

To register, click on link for the workshops you are interested in attending. The Fall Schedule for our free workshops for job seekers at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Library will be:

September 8Personal Branding: What Message Are You Sending?

Communicating Your Strengths and Valuing Your Accomplishments. Facilitator – Mimi Fuger, Executive Director, Career Transition Center. Mimi Fuger – LinkedIn Profile  Registration for Workshop 1

September 15 – Your Marketing Collateral: Resumes, On-Line Profiles, Networking Cards.

Marketing your strengths and accomplishments is more than having a resume. On-Line profiles and applications have changed the hiring process. What makes an effective cover letter?  Is your message being clearly communicated not only verbally but in written form? Join us for advice from a professional on how to optimize your marketing materials. Facilitator – Kimberly Stein, PHR Kimberly Stein – LinkedIn Profile  Registration for Workshop 2

September 22 – Networking: What is Your Strategy?

Networking is more than attending events. What is your goal in attending events? What is informational interviewing? What about relationships with recruiters?Are you establishing follow-up with all your contacts? How do you rate your contacts and how often do you keep in touch? Facilitator – Mimi Fuger, Guest Speaker – Richard Shupick, District Manager, Waddell & Reed  Registration for Workshop 3

September 29 – Interviewing: Informational, Probing and Behavior Interviewing. Are you ready?

We will help you understand the different types of interviewing and how you can prepare yourself for communicating your value in any situation. Informational interviews include phone screens and video interviews as well as meeting new contacts. The difference between probing and behavioral interview questions and how to prepare your answers. Facilitator – Mimi Fuger. Guest Speaker – Eric Bole, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Mercy Health Eric Bole – LinkedIn Profile.  Registration for Workshop 4

Our summer break will soon end and our Fall programs will begin.

September – Free Workshops for Job Seekers at the Kentwood Library on Tuesday evenings. Look for detailed schedule August 1. For details on the workshops, please scroll to Events tab on bar above.

October – Taking Charge of Your Future at the East Grand Rapids Library. Detailed schedule and enrollment information will be available August 15. Please scroll to Programs tab for the program description.

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