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Statewide GED Online Subscription Set to Expire

On December 31st, 2012, the statewide subscription to GED Online preparation tool is set to expire.  Since the tool was launched in January, over 500 people have signed up and logged over 1,000 hours of training.  There are still a number of seats available for anyone interested.

Breaking out of your comfort zone -- #workschat on Wednesday, October 3rd at 12PM ET

enter alt text here (for screen readers)Networking nerves? Interview jitters? Anxious about a big presentation or public speaking? Sometimes a little push is all we need to succeed in a job search or a current professional position.

Join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 12 PM ET for #workschat, where we will be discussing ways to break out of our comfort zones! Whether you are looking to learn a few tips or share some of your own, we hope you will jump in and help us create a lively conversation!

NJWorks@yourlibrary Resources to be Featured at Hiring Our Heroes Event, Ocean City

The New Jersey State Library will be giving hands-on demonstrations of the NJWorks@yourlibrary resources available to job seekers at the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) job fair, hosted by the American Legion and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Ocean City, NJ.

Computer Classes for Job Seekers at Millville Public Library

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Repeats every 7 days until Wed Nov 07 2012 .
10/15/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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10/22/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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10/29/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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11/05/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Millville Public Library

The Millville Public Library is providing free computer training for the public with an emphasis on those who are seeking jobs.

Personal and Professional Building Skills

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Repeats every 7 days until Mon Oct 08 2012 .
09/20/2012 - 7:00pm
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09/27/2012 - 7:00pm
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10/04/2012 - 7:00pm
North Bergen Free Public Library

The North Bergen Free Public Library proudly presents "Personal & Professional Building Skills" by Brian C. Haggerty.

Choices for a Lifelong Career

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10/24/2012 - 1:00pm
Hunterdon County Library - North County Branch

What is The Big Picture on Employment & Education? What part of the myths of the Bachelor’s Degree is true? Eliyahu Lotzar will be discussing these topics as well as 4-year degrees, 2-year degrees, certifications and income, the ten most important criteria for getting hired, and the twelve criteria for keeping your job.

Penetrating the Hidden Job Market

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09/22/2012 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
The Law Center

The New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program (NJLAP) hosts a special networking group where the goal is not only providing you with help and advice, but enlisting your help and advice for other group members. Join us for our next meeting on September 22, 2012.

Free Training for Health Care Careers Offered at Middlesex County College's New Brunswick Center

Unemployed and underemployed people may be eligible for free training in the allied health care field at Middlesex County College's New Brunswick Center. Programs include:

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair a Success in Trenton

Representatives of the New Jersey State Library and the Mercer County Library System were on hand giving demonstrations of the NJWorks@yourlibrary resources available to job seekers at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the Sun Bank Arena, Trenton, on September 12. Hosted by the American Legion and U.S.

Unemployed? NJ Veteran? Receive Free "Green" Training and Membership

The US Green Building Council -­‐ NJ Chapter (USGBC NJ) offers fully funded green jobs training to the unemployed and veterans to prepare you for entering green building industries and related trades/professions.

Featured Library: Irvington Public Library

The Irvington Public Library is truly the hub of their community.  A number of resources and services are available at the Library for a variety of cultures, backgrounds, or interests.  Visit the Irvington Public Library to get started!

Construction Industry Apprenticeship Program at Irvington Public Library

enter alt text here (for screen readers)Through a partnership between the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey (CIAP) and Irvington Public Library, a Construction Industry Apprenticeship Program is being brought to NJ residents.  The mission of the Apprenticeship Program is to recruit minorities into the trades industries and prepare people in the age range of 18-30 for the expectations of the construction industry.  People of all age ranges are welcome to attend.

Taking Charge of Your Job Interview: 3 Powerful Strategies

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09/20/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
JVS Aidekman Family Campus Whippany

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will host Laurel Weber Snyder, a career coach, who will give a presentation titled: “Taking Charge of Your Job Interview: 3 Powerful Strategies.” 

How to Use Mobile Technology and Social Media to Promote Yourself and Manage Your Career

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09/17/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Scotch Plains Public Library

You can network in person, online, by video, through social networks, on your phone…but where do you start? Learn how to combine all of these tools into one strategy that boosts your visibility and transforms you in to a masterful communicator.

Benefits of Blogging -- #workschat on Wednesday, September 19th at 12PM ET

enter alt text here (for screen readers)Blogging can be extremely valuable for job seekers, small businesses and entrepreneurs alike. When used correctly, blogs provide a platform to express thought leadership, ideas, and opinions.

Join #workschat on Twitter on Wednesday, September 19th at 12PM ET, to learn the many benefits of blogging for your job search or for your business!

Market Yourself: Conversations to Attract Potential Employers in any Situation

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09/25/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for the continuation of our expert webinar series. This month’s topic is “Market Yourself: Conversations to Attract Potential Employers in any Situation” with career management expert, Miriam Salpeter.

Looking for volunteers at Monroe Township Library

The Monroe Township Library, located in Middlesex County, NJ is looking for volunteers to help set up the weekly Neighbors-helping-Neighbors meetings.  Meetings will be held on alternate Saturday afternoons from 2-3:30 p.m.

If interested, please contact John Fugazzie at johnrfugazzie@aol.com or Theresa Cahill Agostinelli at theresacahill@hotmail.com.

Preparing Your Resume for the Hiring Audience

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09/19/2012 - 7:00pm
Library of the Chathams

The next session of GenY Networking Group will be held Wednesday, September 19th, 7 PM, Library of the Chathams (see flyer attached).

Job Search Strategies for Older Workers

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11/19/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Princeton Public Library

Carol King, of The Princeton Senior Resource Center, discusses strategies for competing in the new workplace. Conference Room

Co-sponsored by the library and PSRC’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers Program.

“Social Media Tools for People in Transition”

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10/29/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Princeton Public Library

Career coach Alex Freund talks about how people in transition or contemplating a job change can use social media effectively. The presentation includes five steps to follow and examples of search tools.

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