SHREWSBURY, NJ - The Monmouth County Library Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury will continue its series of classes entitled Computer Skills for Job Hunters in September.

These 10 classes are designed to introduce job hunters to computer skills and online job search resources. Each class begins at 2:30 p.m. and runs for one hour. The programs are free but registration is required.

Whether you are a first-time visitor, need a refresher course, or if you missed a one of the previous sessions,  stop by in September! The Eastern Branch Library is located at 1001 Route 35 in Shrewsbury 07702. Please call 1-866-941-8188 to register for the classes. Register for any one class or for all 10, according to your needs.

 

The classes include:

Introduction to the Career Information Center @ MCL
Monday, September 8
Participants will learn how to navigate the computer resources of the Career Information Center at the Monmouth County Library.  Take advantage of tutorials ranging from mouse skills and keyboarding, to Microsoft Word and how to fill out a job application.

Email Essentials
Tuesday, September 9
When applying for a job online you must know how to use email.  This class is for people who already have an email account and who need to learn how to attach resumes to email messages.  If you do not have an email account, call 1-866-941-8188 to schedule a one-on-one email registration session.  

Writing a Resume with Microsoft Word 2010
Wednesday September 10
Follow a basic outline that you enhance with your own skills, and personalize your resume for the job you want.  Participants will learn how to spellcheck and format, save to your personal USB, and attach to an email or submit to a website. Please bring a USB flash drive to save your work and a rough draft of your resume.

Introduction to Job Searching with indeed.com
Thursday, September 11
Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards.  As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising network,  Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies.

Exploring Careers with OOH and CareerInfoNet
Friday, September 12
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bls.gov/ooh) describes jobs, necessary training, job outlook and salary.  CareerInfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org) offers this information on the county and state level.  Learn how to navigate these sites to find the right job.

mySkills myFuture
Monday September 15
Find details about careers that may be a good match for your skills, and also locate local schools and training programs that can help you move into a new career. View and apply for job listings in your area.

Reference USA
Tuesday September 16
Reference USA: A business directory that can help you find potential employers. Learn how to access Reference USA via the library homepage or through JerseyClicks, and how to search by location, industry, and size.

Jobs4Jersey
Wednesday, September 17 
Jobs4Jersey: The Job Search Tool of the NJ Department of Labor. At www.jobs4jersey.com you can write a resume, apply for specific jobs and adjust your search by degree of match, company location and the age of the job listing.

Job and Career Accelerator
Thursday September 18
Job and Career Accelerator is sponsored by the New Jersey State Library. Use the Resume Maker to write and store different resumes for different types of jobs.  The site will guide you through the resume writing process and allow you to save resumes in Word, PDF or Text file formats. 

Introduction to LinkedIn
Friday September 19
LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) lets you create an online presence to facilitate employers or recruiters contacting you.  Learn how to network at companies you have targeted, and join interest groups to grow your professional social network.

For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, please visit the Library’s webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org