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.

Career Fair June 16th

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Looking for a job? Then you don't want to miss the Career Fair at Lawrence Technological University.

Wednesday, June 16th from 9 AM to 1:30 PM at the Ridler Field House.

Admission and parking are free. Last year's fair claims over 2,000 hires!

Register at the door or pre-register here.

Have a Stand Out Interview!

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The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is holding a Stand Out Interviews workshop on Wednesday, May 19 from 10 am to 12 pm. Attend and learn the best ways to answer interview questions, develop your professional pitch, and present yourself as the best candidate for the job. Need more career advice? Attend a drop-in session on Tuesday, May 18 from 3 to 5 pm or May 25 from 10 am to 12 pm. Good luck in your job search!

Job Fair and Non-Profit Showcase

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On Thursday, March 25 from 1 to 4 pm, Washtenaw Community College Employment Services and Student Resources and Women's Center will be hosting the 14th Annual Spring Job Fair in the Morris Lawrence Building. There will be approximately 50 companies and businesses to meet with job seekers to discuss employment opportunities within their organizations. There will also be around 20 local non-profit agencies on hand to discuss their services and resources. Remember to dress professionally, bring plenty of copies of your resume, and have an introduction speech ready. For more information call 734-677-5155 or email careers@wccnet.edu.

Resume-O-Rama 2010!

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Washtenaw Community College Employment Services is sponsoring Resume-O-Rama 2010 on March 22. You can drop-in between 3 and 5pm in the Student Center 2nd floor Board Room, where local Human Resource Professionals will give you direct feedback and their opinions about your resume. You can get your resume in top condition for the upcoming spring Job Fair and Non-Profit Showcase on March 25. Let WCC know that you're planning to attend at 734-677-5155 or careers@wccnet.edu.

Filing Online for Unemployment

Need to file for unemployment? Have no idea where to start? This step by step video from the State of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency will tell you exactly how to file your claim. For more information on filing for unemployment or looking for a new job, visit AADL's Small Business & Job Search Toolkit.

New e-Program Helps Unemployed Michigan Workers Find New Careers

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With Michigan's high unemployment rate, many are scrambling to find new career paths and a way to transfer skill sets from one industry to the next. Now, there is a solution! A free online program called LEARN. A collaboration of Michigan-based Maria Madeline Project, Inc., the UM Ross School of Business, AADL and 4 other library systems, and WJBK, Fox 2, Detroit; LEARN provides university-level e-learning and career re-branding courses for unemployed Michigan workers with the goal of preparing more than 100,000 unemployed Michiganders to re-enter the workforce in a new career. LEARN's initial online class, "Redefining You Through a Career in Health Care" is available now at www.50plusprime.com. LEARN career re-branding courses are free and will focus on the following industries: health care, government and non-profit, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship. LEARN courses are developed by Lynn Perry Wooten, PH.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy, Management and Organizations at the UM Ross School of Business in collaboration with Maria Madeline Project, Inc.

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