Get a Job 101 for Teens

Saturday, March 3 | 1:00-3:30 PM | Downtown 4th Floor Meeting Room

Looking for that first job? Get inspired by keynote speakers from Michigan Works and the AADL Human Resources Department. Then attend breakout sessions and pick up tips on completing applications, putting together a resume, and acing the interview.

Learn about creating your own job/business from the Business Side of Youth. Work alternatives? Teens from Youth Empowerment Project will talk about volunteering opportunities and how it can improve your chances of employment.

This program is for teens in grades 9-12.

Small Business Administration Lending Roundtable

Are you trying to expand, purchase, or start a business and need financing? Do you want to learn how a lender analyzes your loan request and what they look for in a credit application? Would you like to ask all of your financing-related questions at one time, in one place?

If so, the SBA Lending Roundtable session is for you! The roundtable is comprised of a banker, an SBA loan officer, a business consultant, and you. Here you will have the opportunity to meet business counselors who can help you prepare your loan request for the bank. This session for those with good credit, some money to invest in their business and who know how much they need to borrow.

The session will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building. Please preregister as space is limited for this free informative seminar. To register, follow the link on the event page or contact the MI-SBTDC, 734-547-9170.

Michigan Virtual Information Technology Career Fair

The State of Michigan will host the first state-sponsored virtual career fair on February 15 from 10 am to 4 pm to connect talented IT and high tech professionals with employers. MiVirtualCareerFair: IT and High Tech will provide a platform for Michigan businesses to interact with and recruit highly-skilled job seekers from anywhere in the world within a live, 3-D virtual environment. The fair follows the December 2011 launch of Pure Michigan Talent Connect, an online talent marketplace bringing together thousands of jobs, unique career calculators and resources for employers seeking talent. Job seekers can register to attend and view informational videos at the MiVirtualCareerFair website.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect:

Are you currently looking for a job, or know someone who is? Check out this new State of Michigan website called Pure Michigan Talent Connect developed to connect job seekers with employers at You can search for jobs, post your resume, and learn about upcoming career events and job fairs. Find out which careers you're most suited for and calculate investments that will be made on your career path. Good luck in your search!

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Pure Michigan Talent Connect provides a way for job seekers, employers, career explorers, entrepreneurs, and veterans to connect.
- Discover which industries need your skills with the Career Matchmaker.
- Calculate if a career change is worth the investment with the Career Investment Calculator.
- Find a job with the Job Portal.
- Post a job.

Some of the businesses that have pledged to participate in the Pure Michigan Talent Connect program are: Busch's Fresh Food Market, The Solar Specialist - Mechanical Energy Systems, Mid-America Machining, Merrill Technology Group, Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, and more.

You may also find a link to Pure Michigan Talent Connect in the Michigan Electronic Library Business and Jobs Gateway.

Job Specific Resume Templates with Microsoft Word

Do you need a resume? Check out the job specific resume templates available by Microsoft. You'll find resume templates for IT, HR, Sales, Nursing, Customer Service, and more. Click here to learn how.

More great resume writing resources:
Job & Career Accelerator
Learn Free Resume Writing Resumes

Looking for Job Search websites? Check out the Small Business & Job Search Toolkit @ AADL.

A Plan for Michigan's Workforce

On Thursday, December 1st, at 10 a.m., Governor Rick Snyder will talk at the Delta College University Center about his plan to re-align the skills of Michigan's Workforce with the needs of Michigan Employers. After the event, you may be able to find the transcript here.

Helpful resources @ AADL for job seekers and small businesses:
Small Business and Job Search Toolkit
Computer Classes @ AADL
Online Learning Resources

Related events @ AADL:
So You Think You Need a Website?
You Wrote a Novel, Now What?
Finding Grant Funding For Community Nonprofits
How To Achieve Student Success

A New Resource for Adult Learners & Job Seekers

The Michigan College Access Portal (MichiganCAP for short) is brought to you by ConnectEdu, Inc, a company providing web-based solutions for education and employment transitions. MichiganCAP guides high school students and their families through the transition to college as well as serving adult learners and job seekers. This easy-to-use web tool will help folks create a resume, compare colleges, calculate college costs, track test scores, track references, connect with others, and more. Register now and/or sign up for email updates.

Check out other resources for job seekers in Michigan:
MEDC Job Portal, brought to you by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Michigan Talent Bank, brought to you by the Michigan Works Association

Don't forget about the resources available @
Small Business & Job Search Toolkit
Employment & Job Sites
LearningExpress Library Job & Career Accelerator

Job Search Classes @ AADL

Looking for a job? Check out the job search classes @ AADL.

Applying for Jobs Online
Thursday November 3, 2011: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Downtown Library
Learn how to use online forms, job applications, and job sites like Career Builder.

Social Networking for Job Search
Tuesday November 8, 2011: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Downtown Library
Learn how you can use social networking websites such as LinkedIn and Twitter in your job search.
Tuesday November 8, 2011: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - Pittsfield Branch
Join Kathleen McCollum, a Business Systems Analyst from the University of Michigan Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at the University of Michigan.

Classes open 15 minutes before the start of class and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. Please click here for the class schedule or call 734-327-4555 if you have any questions.

See you in class!

Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market

Getting frustrated in your job search? Many job seekers rely exclusively on techniques less likely to generate positive results. If most of your job search efforts revolve around internet job boards, this is a topic you'll want to experience. Learn simple and effective techniques to identify and chase potential employment opportunities not found on internet job boards or in classified advertisements. Attend the Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market workshop at St. Francis of Assisi, Ann Arbor, Parish Activities Center on Monday, October 17th. at 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. This event is free but registration through the St. Francis of Assisi website is required.

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