Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

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The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living is holding a two-part Resume and Cover Letter Career Development Workshop on Monday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 13 from 10am to 12pm each day. In these workshops, you'll learn how to effectively tell an employer you can do the job, understand what employers look for, and make your resume look professional and polished. To register, contact julia@aacil.org or call (734) 971-0277 ext. 21.

Job Hunters: New Techniques for a New Year

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How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Other Social Networks by Brad and Debra Schepp is just the ticket to help you learn about the ins and outs of the modern job hunt. The secret: it's all about networking. All the information that used to be so difficult to find like contact names at companies, what skills a particular company is looking for and what their company culture is like is all in front of you. Learn to make this valuable resource work for you with this book and check out this blog: 10 Uncommon Job Hunt Tactics That Work which is filled with great job hunting ideas.

Keep Michigan Working

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Are you job searching? Try using the website Keep Michigan Working. You can check out the high demand occupations in our area, get information on unemployment insurance benefits, and access the Michigan Talent Bank and more! Also, be sure to check out the AADL's current materials that will help you get the most out of your search. Good luck!

U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring

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The U.S. Census Bureau is opening a new office in the area and will soon begin operations for conducting the 2010 Census. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your job skills, further your career and improve your community! They're offering paid training and flexible hours. For more information on how to apply, call toll free at 1-866-861-2010 or visit their website here.

Looking for a Job?

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When you are looking for a job, the Michigan Talent Bank is the place to be. As a job seeker, 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 search for internships or look into local employment fairs. Good luck on finding a great career!

Job Fair at St. Francis of Assisi

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This Thursday, October 22, St. Francis of Assisi in Ann Arbor will be holding a job fair from 4 to 8 pm. The fair is open to all job seekers and will include retraining and educational opportunities, resume review, job search tips, and hiring employers from around our region. For more information, contact Scott Wright at the St. Francis Social Ministry office (734-821-2121). St. Francis is located at 2250 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Networking Alert!!!

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Ever wondered about how to make job networking sites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor work for you? Come to the Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown) 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14th to hear Paula Wishart from the University of Michigan Career Center discuss the keys to understanding networking. Then learn about the most successful popular social networking tools and how to use them effectively for job hunting. No registration required; meets in the Multi-Purpose Room located on the lower level.

One Hour to Better Job Interviews with Manpower

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Need to brush up your interviewing skills? Wonder what your prospective employer might ask? The experts from Manpower will discuss the do's, the don'ts and the strategies for successful job interviews. Learn how to prepare, how to interact and how to follow-up with savvy and style.

Join us Tue 09/29 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Downtown Library in the aadlfreespace room on the third floor. No registration necessary.

Job Hunters: Resume Workshop

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If creating a resume and learning how to e-mail it to a prospective employer is on your To-Do list, join us Tuesday, September 15th and Wednesday, September 16th for a resume workshop with the experts from MichiganWorks! and the Ann Arbor District Library.

At the first session you'll learn how to create an online resume at MichiganWorks! and all about the employment services they offer. In the second session you'll learn how to create a resume and a free e-mail account with universal access.

Please note: You must be registered for the first session to attend the second session. Register Online or by calling 327-4555.

Looking for a Job?

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Not exactly sure how to use the internet in your job search? Try looking at The Riley Guide. 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!

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