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Hunting For A Job? Let The Library Help!

Mar 06, 2015 10:32AM ● Published by Robert Hayes

Tewksbury Public Library

Event Information: All library events below are intended for adults.  Events are free, but registration is required.  Register by calling 978-640-4490 x 205, emailing rhayes@mvlc.org, or visiting the library’s online calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org.  Events are typically held in the library’s first-floor Meeting Room.  Events are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  Film screenings are co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.

Intro To Library Resources For Job Seekers: Cypress Resume
Thursday, March 5, 2pm
Unemployed, underemployed, or changing careers?  Did you know the library offers a free online service called “Cypress Resume?”  Learn how to utilize this tool to easily create stylish cover letters and resumes.  After the demonstration, participants will be able to borrow the library’s laptops (or use their own) to try out the service.  Limited to 8 seats.

Friday Night Film: Foxcatcher
Friday, March 6, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Foxcatcher, a drama honored with five Academy Award nominations.  The greatest Olympic Wrestling champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Saturday Night Film: Hunger Games – Mockingjay (Pt. 1)
Friday, March 7, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Pt. 1), a fantasy/adventure based on the popular book series.  Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever.  Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta a nation moved by her courage.  Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Branding Yourself Online & In Person with Rachelle Lappinen
Monday, March 9, 2pm
Join career counselor Rachelle Lappinen to learn how to brand yourself online and in-person.  Learn how to use social media to brand yourself; where to look and what you’ll find when searching for jobs online; and how to uncover the “hidden job market” with power networking.  Rachelle, a Career Counselor at the YWCA and Social Media Job Search Coach, is an advisory board member of MIT’s Institute of Career Transitions.  There will time for networking after the presentation.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm. Limited to 25 seats. 

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: The Interview From The Other Side Of The Table with Bruce MacDonald 
Monday, March 16, 2pm
Join independent recruiting consultant Bruce MacDonald to learn about the job interview from the vantage point of the hiring manger or recruiter.  Learn how to identify interview styles and how to react to them; find out what the interviewer is trying to find out about you; discover how to recognize trap questions; and understand why certain questions are asked.  Bruce is a former HR director with Data Instruments and Honeywell.  There will time for networking after the presentation.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm. Limited to 25 seats. 

Tewksbury Job Seeker Boot Camp: Cover Letter Review with Gary Gekow
Tuesday, March 17, 7pm
Join career coach Gary Gekow, for a discussion and analysis of various cover letter and thank you letter writing samples.  A review of acceptable formats is included in the discussion.  Gary is a Senior Employment Specialist with 25 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry.  Limited to 30 seats.

Genealogy Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2pm
Whether you’re just starting out or have been researching your family history for years, the Genealogy Support Group has a place for you!  Bring your notes and a laptop (or borrow one of ours) to work on your genealogy using library resources and the shared resources and experiences of others.  Group meets the third Wednesday afternoon of every month.  This month, staff member Ashley Adams will discuss how to read certain genealogy charts.  Limited to 15 seats.  No registration required.

Intro To Library Resources For Job Seekers: Cypress Resume
Thursday, March 19, 2pm
Unemployed, underemployed, or changing careers?  Did you know the library offers 500+ FREE online continuing education courses in more than 30 subject areas through Universal Class?  After the demonstration, participants will be able to borrow the library’s laptops (or use their own) to try out the service.  Limited to 8 seats.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Ask The Boston Globe’s Joc Doc Patricia Hunt Sinacole 
Monday, March 23, 2pm
Join the Boston Globe’s “Job Doc” Patricia Hunt Sinacole for her talk, “A Practical Guide To Landing A Job In Today’s Employment Market.”  This interactive session will be packed with information to help you become more productive, including: the use/misuse of social media in a search; networking tips; a job hunter’s elevator speech, resumes and references; and job search statistics.  Patricia is the CEO and Founder of First Beacon Group, a HR consulting firm.  There will time for networking after the presentation.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm. Limited to 25 seats. 

Tewksbury Job Seeker Boot Camp: Job Interview Workshop with Gary Gekow
Tuesday, March 24, 7pm
Join career coach Gary Gekow, for an interactive and informal Q&A session where participants will role-play typical interview questions and learn how best to answer them.  The workshop will also cover ways to avoid job candidates’ most common interview mistakes.  Gary is a Senior Employment Specialist with 25 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry.  Limited to 30 seats.

Evening Book Club: Point Blank by Catherine Coulter
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30pm
This month, the Book Club will be discussing Point Blank by Catherine Coulter.  FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich face the most explosive case of their careers, pitting them against an unstable villain, with a very long memory.  Copies and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk.  Group meets the last Wednesday evening of every month.  New members always welcome. No registration required.

Intro To Library Resources For Job Seekers: Hire Tewksbury First Initiative 
Thursday, March 26, 2pm
Unemployed, underemployed, or changing careers?  Come learn about the one of the library’s newest initiatives, “Hire Tewksbury First.” The library is creating a database of resumes from Tewksbury residents who are looking for a job. The database will be publicly available on the library’s website.  Local businesses will be encouraged to look their first when trying to fill positions within Tewksbury.  A different resume will also be spotlighted each week on the library’s social media pages.  Be among the first to take advantage of this unique opportunity!  Limited to 8 seats.

Friday Night Film: Unbroken
Friday, March 27, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Unbroken, a drama honored with 3 Academy Award nominations.  After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Rated PG.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Saturday Night Film: Into The Woods
Saturday, March 28, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Into the Woods, a Disney adventure starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine.  A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Rated PG.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.
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