Thursday, September 01, 2016

Several Job Seeker Workshops to be Held at Birmingham Public Library in September

If you are looking for a job or you desire a better job, mark your calendars for several job seeker workshops and classes taking place at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) during the month of September.

The workshops are as scheduled below:

Job Readiness Resume Clinic
Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Central Library, Linn Henley Research Building, 4th floor Regional Library Computer Center

Your resume may be the most important single document you have in determining success in your professional life. Although your resume does not insure that you will be hired for a job, the quality of the resume will have a major effect on whether or not you land an interview for a job. A strong resume leads to more interviews and can land you a job, while a flawed resume can lead to you being ignored and rejected from getting the job of your dreams.

This is free event being coordinated by the New Rising Star Community Support Corporation (NRS), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by providing programs aimed at promoting education, workforce development, housing opportunities, senior citizen care, and healthy lifestyles. Representatives from NRS will be on hand at the clinic to provide one-on-one advice on crafting both the content and format of your resume. The goal will be for all attendees to walk away from the clinic with an actual completed resume in hand.

The Job Readiness Resume Clinic will be the first of a series of Connect4 Careers workforce development events sponsored by NRS in September that includes  a Career Coaching Clinic on Saturday, September 17, and a Job Fair on Saturday, September 24. For further information about these events, please check the NRS website at

For more information about the clinic, and other career resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at or by calling 205-226-3690.

Hiring Process for Jefferson County
Monday, September 12, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Linn Henley Research Building, 4th floor Regional Library Computer Center

Staff members from the Jefferson County Human Resources Department will explain the process of getting hired for Jefferson County jobs. Information will also be provided on how to master pre-employment tests including the oral interviews used by Jefferson County as well as other types of employment tests.

BPL Database: Career Cruising
Monday, September 12, 3:30 -4:30 p.m.
Linn Henley Research Building, 4th floor Regional Library Computer Center

Business, Science and Technology staff will show how to make the most of the library's Career Cruising database. Career Cruising features career guidance information, a directory of schools, financial aid information, a job search guide, skills assessment tools, and a variety of employment resources.

Job Searching Essentials presented by the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources JOBS Program
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Inglenook Branch Library

This workshop will give job seekers information that can boost their job search and lead to employment. Space is limited and advance registration is required at 205-849-8739.

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