Looking for a Job?

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If you are looking for a job, the Michigan Talent Bank is the place to be. You can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. Best of all, it’s free for all users. Also check out the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. Finding—and getting—a job you want can be a challenging process, but knowing more about job search methods and application techniques can increase your chances of success. And knowing how to judge the job offers you receive makes it more likely that you will end up with the best possible job. Good luck in your search!

Job Interviewing Skills

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The Ann Arbor District Library is offering two programs at the Downtown Library that will assist you in improving your interviewing skills. Neither program requires registration, just come as you are!

February 11th, 10-11 a.m.: Manpower, experts with over 60 years of experience in the employment services industry, will be on hand to give you interviewing tips, and the all important interviewing do’s and don’ts.

February 18th, 10-11 a.m.: Dr. George Watts, Managing Partner of AST Management, an internationally known executive coaching firm, will conduct a seminar designed to polish your interviewing skills that will give you the confidence to walk into any situation!

Don’t miss these two job skills programs that are here to help one and all!!!

Job Searching??

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Check out the top ten job search engines on the web.
Also be sure to keep your eye on job postings on the Michigan Talent Bank website. You can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. You can also find information on local job fairs. The range of employers is diverse so the site is useful whether you are looking for your first career or a new career. You’ll be well on your way to getting the job you want!

Recently Unemployed? Need a Job?

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Check out the top ten things to do when you become unemployed.
Also be sure to keep your eye on job postings on the Michigan Talent Bank website. You can search more than 15,000 new job openings monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it. You can also find information on local job fairs. The range of employers is diverse so the site is useful whether you are looking for your first career or a new career. And remember to stay positive!

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Career Jam

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Are you a middle school or high school student thinking about your career options? Then come to Career Jam on Thursday, October 30 from 4pm to 7pm at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. Discover the exciting career options and job opportunities here in Washtenaw County. There will be plenty of hands-on demonstrations to give you a taste of what your future could hold. Door prizes and a limited number of t-shirts will be available for youth who participate. For more information, contact the Teen Center Without Walls or ETCS.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Twenty years ago Congress declared October to be National Disability Employment Awareness Month to educate all of us about the employment needs, contributions, and barriers that still exist for Americans with disabilities to achieve equal opportunity in the workplace. It's a time to learn about the progress America has made and look closely at our city, home and work environment as to how accessible it is for all people, including the elderly.

Consumer Alert: Don't Pay to File for Unemployment Benefits

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There is only one official site to apply for unemployment benefits in Michigan, the Unemployment Insurance Agency and there is NO charge for applying online. Sadly, some Michiganders are going to private sites that charge for filing as well as an on-going fees. The State of Michigan has issued an Alert on these fee-based companies.

UIA's website is available to accept unemployment claims between 7:00 a.m. Monday through 7:00 p.m. Saturday. In addition, unemployed workers have the option of filing their unemployment benefit claims by phoning UIA's toll-free claims line – 1-866-500-0017.

Seek and Ye Shall Find (a job)

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Finally something specifically targeted at job seekers who aren’t fresh out of college! Operation ABLE of Michigan is presenting a job fair next Thursday, March 27 that’s just for those over 40 in the job market. “The Ability is Ageless” Job and Career Fair takes place from 9am-1pm at the Plaza Hotel in Southfield, and features a long list of exhibitors. The ABLE website also contains an overview of what to expect at the fair with an emphasis on arriving early and coming prepared. Make sure to stop at an AADL branch to print a few copies of your resume, too. Happy seeking!

Job Opportunities in Higher Education

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Check out a new web site with more than 1,200 job postings at 24 Michigan colleges and universities: Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Jobs include research, professional, executive, administrative, and support positions in academia and their hospital and healthcare facilities as well as tenure-track and instructional faculty and positions in information technology and the trades. To broaden your job search, use the AADL Employment & Jobs section of the AADL Select Sites.

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