November is "Hire a Veteran Month"

To commemorate "Hire a Veteran Month," The Career Place offers veterans a special job fair opportunity plus specialty workshops, all held at The Career Place in Woburn.

Date: November 14, 2012
Time: 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Subject: LinkedIn
Registration: Call 781-932-5518 or stop by the Library Desk
Description: LinkedIn is a powerful tool when you're job hunting and it’s a great way to be found on the internet. You can network with previous (and current) employers, and co-workers.  In this workshop you will learn tips on how to build your LinkedIn profile and how to build a network for your job search.
Date: November 16, 2012
Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
Subject: Building Relationships For a Stronger Network
Registration: Call 781-932-5518 or stop by the Library Desk

Knowing where to begin in a job search can be daunting.  Facilitator Jayne Mattson will discuss ways to boost your self-confidence and teach you how to network to access the hidden job market!

You will learn:

  • What relationship building really means and how to develop them
  • Who you can contact for advice, information, and more connections
  • How to develop your 30 second commercial that captures attention
  • How to keep an open mind to changes to your job search strategy

Facilitator Jayne Mattson is V.P. of Keystone Associates.

Date: November 27, 2012
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Subject: Video Résumé
Registration: Call 781-932-5518 or stop by the Library Desk

Job-seekers are looking for every competitive advantage they have to get through the first round of interviews.  Using video can give you a “huge advantage” in the job hunt because it’s a way for employers to see and screen dozens of applicants in only a few minutes.  The Vésumé Group will be conducting this workshop on Video Résumé.

The Vésumé Group is a staffing firm specializing in the placement of IT, Engineering, Accounting/Finance, Manufacturing and Call Center professionals.  Our greatest strength lies in our ability to apply cutting edge tools and technology to match great talent with great jobs. We recognize that a great match between an employer and an employee is as much as personality fit as skills and experience. In addition to a full suite of innovative tools, we offer video résumés (vésumés) and advanced personality assessments which highlight our job seekers’ soft skills. For job seekers, our innovative tools give you a competitive edge and can help differentiate you and make a more favorable impression to find that right job.

Date: November 28, 2012
Time: 1 to 3 p.m. (12:30 – 1 p.m. Veterans’ early entrance)
Subject: Multi-industry Job Fair
Registration: No pre-registration required
Description: Job Fair information for job seekers

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