Get a Job 101 for Teens

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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 teens involved with 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.

Saturday, March 5 | 1:00-3:30 PM | Downtown 4th Floor Meeting Room | Grades 9-12

Career Transitions: Reinventing Yourself in Today's Market

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Need some help finding out where you fit in today's job market? On Tuesday, February 8, from 1pm to 2:30pm JFS Career Services is hosting Career Transitions: Reinventing Yourself in Today's Market, a workshop that will help you get started on the search for the career that is right for you. There is no cost, but prior registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact Lori Preis at (734) 769-0209 or lori@jfsannarbor.com

Writing a Winning Resume

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Need some help getting started or need some assistance with your resume? JFS Career Services is hosting Writing a Winning Resume, a workshop that will help you get started on the search for the career that is right for you. There is no cost but prior registration is required. To register, contact Lori Preis at (734) 769-0209 or lori@jfsannarbor.com

Small Business and Job Search Toolkit

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Do you know about our Small Business and Job Search Toolkit? If you're looking for a job, thinking about starting a small business, or just interested in local employment trends, it's a great place to get started! One of the best sites for local jobs is the Michigan Talent Bank, so be sure to check it out. Good luck in finding a career you love!

Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams

A conversation with M.L. Liebler, Melba Boyd, Kevin Rashid, Keith Taylor, and Lolita Hernandez is coming up Oct. 6 (Wednesday) from 7-8:30 pm at U-M Hatcher Library. Their conversation will focus on "Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams," a collection of fiction, memoir, poetry, rock lyrics, and historical analysis. The conversation is sponsored by The Author's Forum -- a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Looking for a Job?

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Job searching is a full time job. 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. If you're interested in volunteer opportunities (aka resume boosters), you can browse those as well! If you need some help with your resume or cover letter, you can find help at our computer classes that are geared towards job searching. You’ll be well on your way to getting the job you want!

New Arrivals for Career Assistance

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Top 300 Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Every Field is a great guidebook for career changers, job seekers, students and employers. Culling information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the U.S. Department of Labor, this book gives an overview of employment projections through 2018, reviews major trends, has explanations of job descriptions and a job-match grid that helps in choosing a career. A fine resource to find out about jobs in every field.

Expert Resumes for Career Changers has over 100 resumes created by professional resume writers for careers in health care, technology, business management, sales, marketing, recreation, sports, education, performing arts, government and law enforcement. Packed with excellent examples and advice, it is an outstanding tool for revamping your resume or creating a totally new one.

Whether you are job hunting or preparing a presentation for work, Successful Presentation Skills is a book you will find very useful. Learn how to present your case with advice on structuring a presentation, choosing the right words and phrases, knowing your audience, understanding body language and gaining the confidence to bring your message home.

Need A Job?

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Make sure you're keeping up with all the new ways to find a job! 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!

Employment Plus Job Fair

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Employment Plus has a new location in Ann Arbor and will be recruiting for positions in the Saline, Dexter, Manchester and Ann Arbor area. Come to the job fair this Friday, May 28th at the Washtenaw County Michigan Works Career Transition Center.

11:00am - 3:00pm, Friday, May 28, 2010
301 W. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, classroom C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Must be at least 18 years of age, bring a resume, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

If you're unable to attend the fair, call Employment Plus at (734) 302-4322, email your resume to annarbormi@employmentplus.com, or walk-in at 315 E. Eisenhower Ste. 120.

Local Small Businesses: How Did They Start?

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Are you thinking about starting a small business but don't know where to begin? It might help to hear from some local people who know what it's like to start from the beginning and create a successful local business. Join us on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Downtown library as we host a panel discussion with local small business owners Scott Huckestein of Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Kevin Riley of New Chelsea Market, and Breanne Stuart of Home Watch Caregivers. They'll tell you their stories and give you the opportunity to ask the questions you've been wondering about starting your own small business.

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