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  1. Virtual Job and Career Workshop: Bootcamp III

    May 6, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Online

    Job Search Boot Camp, Version 8.0” Jan Melnik A comprehensive, three-part program to whip your job search into shape! (push-ups not required) Starting Thursday morning, April 22, 2021 — 1000-1200 hrs. (10:00 am-12:00 noon) Are you ready to whip your resume into shape? Want to learn how social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn can give you the boost you need to score that interview? Want to know the five “must do” things after every interview? Curious to know where Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) intersect with the job-search process? Please join us for Russell Library’s Eighth Annual Spring (Thursday morning this year) Job Search Boot Camp, Version 8.0, featuring Jan Melnik, job search strategist and certified resume writer. Jan will present a series of 3 morning workshops for all job seekers designed to revamp all aspects of your job search and bring you up to speed to land that job. “Networking & Social Media: Leveraging LinkedIn” Virtual WORKSHOP 3 – Thursday, 6 May 2021 “The Game Plan: Insiders' Tips for Effective Job Search & Interviewing” The Russell Library Career Program is funded in part by a City of Middletown Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Liberty Bank Foundation, and the Family of Thomas J. Regan. Thursday, May 6, 2020 ... 10-12 noon Workshop 3: The Game Plan: Insiders' Tips for Effective Job Search & Interviewing What's the best way to find a job today and avoid the 'black hole' of endlessly submitting resumes that never receive a response? What are the secrets to interviewing effectively? What are the top must-dos following every interview (including one killer, standout strategy)? In the final workshop of the Job Search Boot Camp 8.0 series, career and job-search expert Jan Melnik (M.A., MRW, CCM, CPRW; will present actionable strategies for executing your job-search plan in a way designed to achieve success as quickly as possible. From tapping technology in the most efficient way to sharing tips for removing anxiety in the interview process, participants will be able to develop their own effective job-search plans. At the same time, Jan will share effective techniques for addressing common concerns (ageism, long unemployment or underemployment gap, lack of degree, etc.) and proven methods for managing issues (dealing with inertia, lack of success, stigma) that accompany job searches, particularly in prolonged cases. The author of seven career/business books, Jan Melnik founded Absolute Advantage, in 1983 and has been writing resumes ever since. She has been featured in numerous publications, is a career expert on NBC, and speaks frequently at universities, conferences, companies, and libraries nationwide. She is a board member with Career Thought Leaders and the CMO coach working with sales and marketing clients through C-Suite Career Catalysts. A professor of business and English at both the University of South Florida and Bay Path University, she holds two undergraduate degrees in business and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University. She helps clients coast-to-coast with career strategies, resumes, and coaching services ( Her slogan is “Be inspired. It’s your career. It’s your life.” She recently released her first works of fiction on Amazon: “Telling Tales: On Merlin’s Island” and, for children, "Adventures in The Wooded Glen." Her newest book, “Modernize Your Executive Job Search” (with strategies applicable at all levels), will be available in Q32020 (Emerald Publishing and on Amazon). Russell Library presents weekly opportunities to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals. The focus will be on the job market and provide updated industry information during this uncertain time of COVID19. The Job and Career Group hosts virtual workshops and a weekly networking session via WebEX. You will need to download WebEx to attend. Registration is required. Questions? Bob Carlson or Christy Billings This group is possible from a City of Middletown Block Grant, Liberty Bank Foundation Grant, and The Family of Thomas J. Regan.

  2. All Ages Chess Instruction for Beginners! (Online)

    May 6, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Are you interested in learning how to play chess or impoving your game? Skilled chess instructor, Nolan DeMott, will guide you through all the basics on Zoom! This all ages beginner's chess program spans for six weeks and is taught in half hour sessions. Be sure to sign up for all six weeks if you really want to learn how to play this strategic game! There is no need to provide your own chess materials (a virtual chess board will be displayed on screen). This virtual program is intended for ages 7 and up. Funding for this program was supplied by the Friends of the Russell Library.