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!

A Helping Hand from the State of Michigan

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Michigan citizens have a new one-stop site for assistance with job searching, job training, health care, unemployment benefits, housing, family support and much more at Helping Hand. The site is easy to navigate and gets you quickly to the right state agency. Looking to improve your job-seeking closer to home? The Library's One Hour to Better Resumes class offers hands-on training for print and online resumes. Then proceed to our One Hour to Better Cover Letters and Employer Research and One Hour to Better Job Interviews with Manpower classes for a job search makeover!

Unemployment Filing: Let's Be Careful Out There!

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There is only ONE official website for filing for unemployment benefits in Michigan, the Unemployment Insurance Agency. And there is NO charge for filing for unemployment benefits in Michigan. The State is warning residents against using websites that charge fees to file claims for unemployment benefits. These companies are advertising on search engines and generating emails and they will attempt to get access to bank accounts, credit cards, and personal information from consumers. They may look "official" but they are NOT, so steer clear and stay safe!

Job Searching?

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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!

Improve Your Job Search with Better Cover Letters and Employer Research: Nuts & Bolts Lab

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Tuesday June 9, 2009: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Downtown Library: Training Center
*Registration required:
Want to outshine your competition when you apply for a job? At the first session of this workshop (Tuesday, June 9th, 10-11 am), you will learn the secrets to a great cover letter. This class will cover formatting, style and most importantly--content! Learn how doing just a little research about your potential employer will put you ahead of the rest!

Job Searching??

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Consider attending Washtenaw Community College's "Winning the Job Search Race" employer panel on Tuesday, June 9 from noon to 1:20pm at the Cranes Liberal Art Building, room 175. The panel is made up of local employers who will give insights on what they look for in resumes, applications, and cover letters, as well as what they think is important in interviews, and much more! For more information and/or to register, please contact WCC Employment Services Center at 734-677-5155 or careers@wccnet.edu.

Need a Job?

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Check out these job searching tips and 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!

One Hour to Better Resumes Seminar and Workshop

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If you would like professional guidance in creating or updating your resume, this is the program for you!

Now is the time to mark your calendars and call 327-4200 to register for a two part program: One Hour to Better Resumes with Michigan Works on Tuesday, June 2nd from 10-11 a.m. in the Downtown Computer Training Center; followed by Resumes: Nuts & Bolts Workshop on Wednesday, June 3rd from 10-11 a.m. in the Downtown Computer Training Center.

Learn from the experts how to create a resume and register on the MichiganWorks! website and how to create and save your resume on e-mail so that you always have access to it. Also explore different resume styles to find the one that best highlights your skills and experience.

Need to Update Your Resume and Kick-Start the Job Hunt?

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Clothes, music and hairstyles change so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that resume styles change too.

If you have been in the workforce for a long time and worry about how long a chronological resume would be—worry no more. Newer styles of resumes are called functional and they emphasize your skills and strengths up front where hiring managers will be sure to see them. Then you can do an abbreviated version of your work history and save the full one for the application you will eventually fill out.

Functional resumes also work for people newer to the workforce because you can highlight skills you have no matter when you learned them—even if it was just last week!

Here are four good, newer books that have lots of examples and tips for creating a resume that is up-to-date, professional and stylish too. How to Say It on Your Resume, Knock ‘em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, Gallery of Best Resumes and Gallery of Best Resumes for People Without A Four-Year Degree.

You’ve Graduated: Now What?

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For any recent graduate looking for their first professional job, Bridget Graham and Monique Ready have written a great little book, Working World 101: The New Grad’s Guide to Getting a Job, packed with great advice about resumes, networking, interviewing and workplace etiquette.

Each chapter has a cheat sheet that covers the key points of the chapter and sprinkled throughout the book human resource professionals give important and really good tips.

Congratulations recent grads!!!!!! Now take a breath, stay confident and shove off (of course if I were you, I’d take the summer and go backpacking in Europe Europe by Eurail or the West Hostels U.S.A. and save the gung-ho job search for September—but that’s just me)!

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