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Local resources for job hunters

Several local organizations will offer events over the next several days to help residents who are seeking new jobs.

Workshop for Recent College Grads

A a workshop for new grads who have invested a lot in their college education and find themselves back at their parents’ home without a good job. Participants will discover:

  • Why now is a great time to look for a job
  • What actions will get you a job you really want
  • What “networking” means & how to have fun with it

June 11: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Wilmette Library Conference Room 

$35 in advance, $40 at the door

Register at http://greatjobandmoveout.eventbrite.com/

Interested in other job-related seminars? Take this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=zN_2b_2bkX5aVnvHRR74dPCuEA_3d_3d

Presenter: Dave Kaiser, Big & Bold! Coaching www.bigandboldcoaching.com 

Career Counseling Offered at Main Library

The Evanston Public Library offers Career Counseling on the second Monday and on the last Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Patrons can schedule a free half-hour consultation with a professional career counselor by calling the Main Library’s Reference Desk at 847-448-8630 to reserve a time-slot. Sessions take place in the Small Community Meeting Room on the first floor, and are staffed by career counselors from Jewish Vocational Service in Skokie.

Drop In Computer Practice Sessions 

Need help with online job applications, or emailing your resume? Computer instructors are available at EPL every Wednesday evening to teach you how to set up a free email account, or post a resume online. No need to call ahead. Wednesdays, 6-7 pm Computer Training Lab, 3rd floor, Main Library NOTE: Instructors are not career counselors; they can not edit or help write resumes. For employment help see our Career Resources page or call the Reference desk at 847-448-8630 for a referral.

Summer Speaker Series: “Youth in Jobs” 

Strategies to help teens secure jobs in a competitive job market. This event is free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 17 2009, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Contact: Kim Hoopingarner: khoopingarner@youthjobcenter.org or 847-864-5627 ext 20. Youth Job Center: http://www.youthjobcenter.org/

Illinois workNet Center at Evanston 

Through a partnership of workforce development organizations, the Illinois workNet Center in Evanston (formerly Illinois Employment and Training Center) offers a single convenient connection point for job seekers and employers to find each other and tap into a pool of education, training and employment opportunities. http://www.ides.state.il.us/ietc/evanston/

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