Looking for a job today is a tough business. People spend hours looking for jobs, more hours applying, and even more hours waiting to hear back from potential employers. It's a tough business. Hopefully some of these tips can help you!
First, take a look at some of the classes the Community Technology Center has to offer. We have a wide range of job search classes that we offer monthly.
Interviewing 101: Wednesday, July 11, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Learn how to answer common interview questions and make a good impression at your interview.
Resume & Job Search Workshop: Friday, July 13, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Looking for a job? Need help with your resume? Drop in and work on your resume and get some job search tips.
Job Search Basics: Thursday, July 19, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Look at some common job seeking websites and learn how to search and apply for jobs online.
Resume Basics: Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Whether you already have a resume or need to start from scratch, come learn how to use MS Word to easily create a professional looking resume. Bring your work history information to class.
If you are looking to improve some computer skills to make yourself more employable, checkout our full roster of classes at denverlibrary.org/ctc. Click on the class calendar link to see our full month of classes. All classes are free. No registration is required, but seating is first come first served, so get in a little early!
Can't make it to any of these classes? Try checking out gcflearnfree.org to get more training. GCFLearnFree has an extensive computer training page to help you with questions on software from Word 2010 to using your Facebook account. But they don't just stop there, you can also look through their materials on careers to get tips for cover letters, resumes and interview questions.
True, Denver Public Library offers plenty of computer classes to help jobseekers out, but we can't cover everything in a few classes. If you are looking for a job, take some time and peruse Denver Public Library's find a job resource page. There you can find more information on looking for jobs, writing resumes and how to interview.
As a final note, I'd like to mention that everyone should practice interview questions before going in for an actual interview. Trust me, it does not look good to a potential employer when they ask you where you see yourself in 5 years and all you do is stare at them blankly. ; Do a simple Google search for practice interview questions and answer a few. Invite a friend over for dinner then have them do a mock interview with you. It's hard to keep a straight face with good friends, but try to treat it like it will be a real interview. The more prepared you are, the more likely you are to impress a potential employer!