Adam-Hartwig-750x532Here’s some examples of successful personal websites and how they were designed. We recommend WordPress for it’s ease of use. Join us for Taking Charge of Your Future for assistance in building your personal brand and developing marketing materials, such as a website and LinkedIn profiles. We will also assist you in developing your job search strategy and tune-up your interviewing skills. Click on Programs tab for more information on Taking Charge of Your Future.

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Session 1_CoverTaking Charge of Your Future, our signature program celebrating six years of successfully preparing and supporting job seekers and those looking to make a change in their careers. Workshops are held on Tuesday evenings at 06:00 – 07:00PM at the East Grand Rapids Library.


October 6 – Personal Branding

October 13 – Resumes, On-line Profiles

October 20 – Networking

October 27 – Interviewing & Negotiating

This session is open to all CTCwm alumni.

For full program information and registration, click on this link:

Taking Charge of Your Future – Fall 2015

Communicating Your Brand  Learn how to best share your personal brand by focusing on elevator pitches, resumes and online profiles, with emphasis on aligning your message with your professional value in the marketplace. Please register at Registration for Workshop 2. Tuesday, September 15 at 06: 00 – 07:30PM – Kentwood Branch, 4950 Breton Road SE.

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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


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