Help with Job Search at the Library

Beth Gordon at her Job Search area in the library with a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or just need a professional eye to fine tune an existing one, the library has ongoing free one-on-one Job Search Help twice a week and by appointment.

Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, & by appointment.

Registration: To make an appointment call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, or stop by the main desk of the library

In this program there are two facilitators available to work with individuals on the various aspects of looking for employment. They have training to help with, not only resumes, but interview skills, online job applications, and finding the right market for your particular job skills. Both have access to job search resources online and in our area and have taken people through the process of searching for a job.

Beth Gordon is a Certified Career Services Provider, trained as a career coach through NCDA, the National Career Development Association. Beth provides professional development and advocacy to a diverse group of people who are out of work, looking to re-enter or join the workforce. She inspires and empowers individuals to achieve their career and life goals by consulting on resume writing, job search guidance, interview preparation and work ready assistance. She is available every Friday 10am – 1pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, and by appointment.

Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections, has worked with many people to frame life experience into marketable job skills, including stay-at-home moms. She can also help people to put their education and job experience from other countries into a resume for their current situation. Heather is available by appointment.

Having a qualified person work with an individual through the process of seeking a job can mean success. For example, since last year, Beth has helped eight people find a new career path, go on multiple interviews and get the job of their dreams.  One client started her career journey in October and by February, she landed an amazing job as a marketing executive at a digital company. Another out of work client, through advice from Beth, took a carpentry training course, and with his new resume in hand, found a job at a local contracting firm.

Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from Mid-Hudson Library System.

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