Job Search Coaching
Are you searching for a job and don’t know where to start?
Have you been applying for lots of jobs but not getting responses?
Wherever you are in the job search process the Job Search Coach can help. There’s no need to make an appointment, simply stop in during job search coaching hours and the Coach will work with you to meet your needs.
Topics covered include:
- What kind of job should you look for?
- Writing a resume
- Writing cover letters
- Completing online job applications
- Searching for jobs on the Internet
- Interview skills and follow up
It’s helpful to be prepared with a pen, calendar and notebook when you come in for Job Search Coaching. If you have a resume bring a hard copy, and send a copy to yourself by email and to the Job Search Coach.
Our Job Search Coach is available on Tuesdays, from 4:45 to 7:45 pm, in the 2nd Floor Help & Learning Center.
Computer Basics 1: Getting Started
Learn the parts of a computer, the basics of using a computer and how to run programs. You’ll get practice using a mouse and keyboard and learn how to navigate within Windows through hands-on practice and exercises. (No previous knowledge of computers is required.)
Computer Basics 2: Explore the Internet
Learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web; learn how to use a browser to access the internet and use Google to find information on the internet. (Basic Computer class or some knowledge of computers required.)
Computer Basics 3: Email
Learn how to open an email account, read and send messages, and attach and download files using Gmail. Participants may also receive help signing up for a Gmail account at the end of class. (Basic Computer class of some knowledge of computers required.)
Social Media 101
In this course, you will learn all about Facebook; become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. You will also learn to use LinkedIn to search for jobs, business opportunities, and network with other professionals.
How to Scan Documents and Upload Photos
Learn how to scan photos or images, change resolution and size of photos, how to select a file format, and save images to a disk. An understanding of Windows and keyboard and mouse use is required.
eBooks Made Easy
Did you know you can read eBooks, listen to audiobooks, and even watch movies on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, all for FREE with your library card? In this hands-on session you will learn how to set up your device, choose and download materials, place digital holds on popular items, and more. Bring your own device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) if you have one, or explore our eBooks website using a library computer.
Mobile Device Apps: How do they work?
Learn how to install apps on your mobile device as well as tips and tricks to ensure you’re getting the most out of your smartphone.
Online Storage Basics: Access your files from anywhere
Explore the cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Google Drive is the primary site we’ll explore, but the class also provides some basic information relating to several other prominent storage sites. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.
Fundamentals of Microsoft Excel
Learn to create, edit and format a simple spreadsheet, perform calculations, save, print and open files in Microsoft Excel. This is a four-session, hands-on class for new users. Participants must attend all sessions. An understanding of Windows and keyboard and mouse use is required. Registration is limited.
Topics in Microsoft Word: Using the Table and Mail Merge Features
In this two-session, hands-on class participants will be introduced to two of Word’s most powerful features, Tables and Mail Merge. Participants will learn how to create and manipulate tables to control the positioning of text on a page. They’ll also learn how to set up a mail merge to produce form letters, labels, and envelopes. Participants must have completed Fundamentals of Using Microsoft Word or have equivalent experience. This course is not intended for new users of Word. Registration is limited.
Help with P.C.s & Technology Drop-in
Drop-in Session: Ask a computer PC question (you can even bring in your laptop, iPad, Kindle or Nook); Receive hands-on instruction on downloading Free eBooks and audiobooks, instructions on searching through the library’s downloadable collection and checking one out; and more.
Introduction to Microsoft Word (English)
Learn how to create a simple document, edit and format text, correct spelling, adjust margins, save, print and open files in Microsoft Word.
Introduccion al Uso de Microsoft Word (en español)
Aprender a crear un documento sencillo, editar y dar formato al texto, corregir la ortografía, ajustar los márgenes.
3D Printing Hands On
In this 2 hour session you will learn to use a 3D printer and create parts using 3D design software on MAC PC’s. Students get to take home a printed sample. NOTE: Some experience with computers is necessary/Limited Seating/PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.