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Success with LinkedIn® Professional Networking Services

Do you want to create a LinkedIn® (professional networking services) account? Do you already have one but need pointers on how to create a better profile? Come to the presentation given by Rose Macom, career counselor on November 4th at 6:30 p.m. This program is suitable for job seekers and business professionals interested in expanding their network. Come and learn how to set up a profile or enhance an existing one. Discover LinkedIn® features and applications and explore how to make connections and network effectively.
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Identity Theft

If you or someone you know has ever been a victim of identity theft, you realize how awful it can be. It can consume time and cost money to repair the damage. We're hosting a workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. where you'll learn what identity theft is, how thieves get and use your personal information, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim. Presented by Chris Dlugozima of GreenPath Debt Solutions.
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The Road to Employment

This month we have an invaluable four-session series for job seekers that you won't want to miss! While it is encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you are able. No registration necessary. Who am I?: Develop an Eye-Catching Cover Letter Monday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. Participants will not only learn the format and necessary information to include in a cover letter, but they will explore how to utilize their life experience to appeal to employers. Build an Appealing Resume: Tips in Creating a Resume Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Participants can gain an
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Free Career Counseling Seminar at the Library

Need to reassess and get your career back on track? In today's changing workplace where one's career can take some unexpected twists and turns, people have been turning to WEBS Career Camp; Educational Counseling Service, a program of the Westchester Library System, for free career counseling assistance. This winter WEBS will be offering a dynamic eight-week career seminar for adults at the White Plains Public Library. Managing Your Career in Changing Times is a comprehensive seminar that offers interest and personality assessment, group discussion and exercises, exposure to a wide variety of informational resources and guidance from a professional career
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Join Job Club for Expert Job Seeking Advice

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Come Join the Job Club

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, from now until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Hands-on Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Our next program for job seekers provides two great workshops in one: 1. Digital Dirt: Unfavorable Information About You That Can Be Found on the Internet. Do you realize that digital dirt might sabotage your job search or career development? Come and learn how to manage your online reputation. 2. E-Resumes: Preparing Your Resume for Email and Online Job Sites. Format your resume for posting online and emailing to prospective employers. Bring your resume saved on a flash stick/floppy disk/email in .doc format. This program takes place Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Seats are limited, so don’t delay!
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Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Job Hunters:  Come to Online Job Search, our computer class on Wednesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., to discover web sites to help you find a job or switch careers. Participants in this hands-on class will be introduced to a number of resources available on the web. Seats are limited, so don't delay! To register, go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form.
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Social Media and Your Job Search: Use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to Land Your Next Interview

Monday, June 17 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.   Social media has helped to create new and unique ways to search for a job. Come hear Bless Vaidian, career coach talk about how to use social media as an ally in your job search. There are many ways to use LinkedIn and other online profiles to find job listings, follow leads, connect with professionals in your industry and promote yourself that will help boost your career. Please come to this most informative workshop. No registration needed.   This program is funded by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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How to Market Your Professional "Brand"

How do you separate yourself from the competition when seeking a job? Learn how to market your professional “brand” using your resume, social media and in-person opportunities. A must for new college graduates, career changers, or anyone looking to jump-start their job search in today’s job market. Come join us on Monday, October 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bless Vaidian will review ten key points on successful personal branding. Qualified candidates are a product that employers seek. Job branding provides the opportunity to stand out in the crowd and separate yourself from the competition. Identify your uniqueness and develop
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Business Program for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

The New York State Small Business Development Center at Manhattanville College will host an event at the White Plains Public Library on Monday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directed towards the Hispanic community, in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the goal of this program is to provide information and guidance to the community regarding starting a business. A number of high level Westchester government officials will also be in attendance. For more information, contact the New York State Small Business Development Center at 914-323-5362.
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Free Career Development Assistance

Facing a difficult work situation? Need help planning or managing your career? Thinking about work options you have after 50? Westchester Library System runs specialized programs with trained professionals to guide you in your career path under the program name WEBS. Call 914-674-3612 for more information and to register for the following career services: MANAGING YOUR CAREER IN CHANGING TIMES 8-week Career Development Seminar Evaluate your skills, interests, personality Learn how to use online career information Explore career alternatives Find out about educational/training programs in Westchester Learn effective job strategies TAKE CHARGE! CAREER/LIFE PLANNING AFTER 50 8-week Career/Life Planning Seminar
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