Job Search Toolkit

Job Search Toolkit
Welcome to the AADL Job Search Toolkit. Here you can find all the information you need for job training, searching, and applying. This page is kept up-to-date with the latest resources to help you do what you want with your career. You can also find blog posts about upcoming events at the library and in the community to help you pursue your goals. Also, if you're looking to improve your computer skills, check out these Computer Tips.



Employment and Jobs Sites

Learning About Careers
Services and Support
Skills Building
Local Job Search Websites
Resumes and Cover Letters
Interview Skills
After the Job Offer


Learning About Careers

Services and Support

Skills Building

Job Search Websites

Resumes and Cover Letters

Interview Skills

After the Job Offer

Summer GED Test Preparation Class

Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education offers a GED test preparation class at the Malletts Creek Branch Library this summer. Required registration will be July 2 from 1 - 4 pm at Malletts Creek. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 - 4 pm. You must be 18 or older to enroll, but you do not need to live in the Ann Arbor school district. If you have any questions, call the adult education office at 734-997-1250. The office is currently open part-time, so please leave a message with your name and phone number if no one answers, and your call will be returned.

If you're studying to take the GED test, check out the many materials the library has to help!

From Obstacles to Opportunities

The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living invites you to an event for International Coaching Week- From Obstacles to Opportunities! Coaching for Improved Employment Outcomes: Using your strengths as building blocks for your best self. The event will be on Wednesday, May 21, from 10 am – 12 pm at the Ann Arbor CIL. Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. will speak about managing your mind for learning and performance and there will be mini-speed coaching sessions by career and abilities coaches from around the community. RSVP and request accommodations at: careerservices@aacil.org or (734) 971-0277 x 27.

WCC Information Technology Career Fair

Washtenaw Community College is holding an Information Technology Career Fair for WCC students, alumni, and community members. The fair will be on May 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Morris Lawrence Building. About 30 employers will be there looking for IT professionals to join their team. To register, follow this link. Bring copies of your resume, and dress to impress!

Need help writing your resume? Take a look at the AADL's collection of books that can do just that!

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Job Seeker Training

On May 9, Pure Michigan Talent Connect will be holding a Job Seeker Training Webinar from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This webinar is designed to show users how to get the most out of using MiTalent.org. The Job Seeker training webinar will include information on creating an effective user profile, performing effective job searches, setting up email notifications, editing your profile, and an overview of additional resources on MiTalent.org including updates and new features. Register now! If you have questions, please call 517-335-1674.

MiVirtualCareerFair

Are you looking for a challenging, in-demand job in Michigan? Looking for an innovative way to connect to great Michigan companies and business leaders across the state for job or internship opportunities? Business in Michigan is thriving, and MiVirtualCareerFair is the State of Michigan’s hottest new way to find exciting jobs. MiVirtualCareerFair is an online career event where job seekers and employers can interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment. The next MIVirtual Career Fair is on Wednesday, May 21st from 10am to 4pm. Register for MiVirtualCareerFair to connect to top Michigan employers in a variety of industries.

The B. Side - Make Money While Learning New Skills

The B. Side is recruiting low-income youth age 14-21 who are out of school for the opportunity to participate in The B. Side programs. Qualified youth will have access to paid/unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing, occupational skills training, assistance in securing better paying jobs, career development, and education all while getting paid.

B. Side Basics is a program that provides practice and study in the basic principles of entrepreneurship and business plan development. Participants are introduced to the concepts of entrepreneurship, receive training on writing and conceptualizing a business plan, learn product/concept development, and develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Youth who complete this program receive certification in introduction to business and entrepreneurial concepts.

Digital Inclusion (DI) is a social enterprise that trains community youth in basic computer knowledge, information technology, and digital literacy. The program also promotes technical and business skills development by training youth to refurbish computers and by giving them real-world entrepreneurial exposure through the Digital Inclusion virtual and physical storefront. Youth can receive course completion certification as well as CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Certification.

If you know any youth that you believe would benefit from this program please have them contact The B. Side at (734) 487-6570 or at info@bsideofyouth.com to obtain further information on the program and the steps needed to enroll.

55+ and Looking for Work?

The Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Agency will host an onsite event with AARP on Wednesday, March 26th from 9:30 am - 12 noon at the Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Service Center. Representatives from AARP will be onsite at the Michigan Works! Service Center to talk with older workers (55+) about the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides both community service and work-based training. Working an average of 20 hours a week, participants are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage and are compensated by SCSEP directly. Participants are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities like day cares, senior centers, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training experience can then be used as a bridge to find employment opportunities outside of the program. To be eligible you must be age 55 or older, unemployed and financially qualified.

UMjobs.org

Thursday May 8, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Training Center

Join a Business Systems Analyst from the University of Michigan Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at U-M.

For more information and resources on applying for jobs, check out AADL's Job Search Toolkit!

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