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Your Job Search: A Fresh Start
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

It’s time to rejuvenate your job search!

This series of informal workshops is for you if you currently have a job, or are under-employed or are ‘between positions.’ While its focus is on the professional level job-seeker with a minimum of five years’ work experience, it is open to everyone.

Join us for one or all of these 2-hour sessions.  In addition to the topics listed below, each session will provide ample time for discussion, networking, and interview role-play.

Session 1: The rules of the search

Revitalizing your search: Getting started – or restarted

Job search tactics for 2017 – this ain’t your father’s job search!

Your job search tool box

Public relations – references, networking, friends and relatives

Session 2: Written communications

Resume myths and no-no’s

Writing a knockout resume and cover letter

Resume ingredients and the dreaded ATS

Dealing with recruiters

Session 3: ‘Tell me about yourself’ – Interviews and how to ace them

The interview process

Types of interviews

Behavioral interviews

Legal/illegal interview questions

Interview etiquette

Potential interview questions – theirs and yours

More interview roleplay

Session 4: ‘You want what???’ Navigating salary negotiations

Understanding pay grades

The ‘hidden paycheck’

Negotiating salary – the first person to bring up salary usually loses

Do’s and don’t’s of salary negotiations

About the course leader:

Neil Berger’s more than thirty years’ Human Resources experience includes managing benefits, recruitment, training, compensation, labor relations and communications in a variety of industries. In this time he has seen the HR function morph from a paper and pencil administrative function to a sophisticated, highly automated function.  His experience also includes considerable experience teaching written communications  at the college level.

Funding for this FREE program is made possible by The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library. 

To register, call the Reference Desk at 908-273-0350, ext. 3.