June 3, 2021

Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Available in June

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs throughout June. All workshops are free and offered virtually. An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) is required for participation.

The sessions will include the following:

Throughout June: Every Monday 9:30-11:30 a.m. H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) Sessions

Sign up to meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance with job searches.

Monday, June 7, 1-3 p.m. Job Search Strategies (in a Pandemic)

Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in the current (pandemic) job market.

Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5059463

Wednesday, June 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Introducción al espíritu empresarial - Virtual - En asociación con el Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC)

Convertirse en un emprendedor exitoso requiere un trabajo arduo y una planificación minuciosa. Durante este taller presentaremos los siguientes conceptos: Una evaluación de las características de los empresarios exitosos; Aclararemos algunos de los mitos y realidades de la propiedad de pequeñas empresas; Iniciaremos una autoevaluación para determinar si está preparado para convertirse en propietario de una pequeña empresa; Estableceremos un plan de acción para completar sus autoevaluaciones buscando comentarios de las partes interesadas, como familiares, amigos y clientes potenciales; Descubriremos los servicios proporcionados por el Maryland Women's Business Center que pueden ayudarle a iniciar y hacer crecer su negocio.

Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5126181

Thursday, June 10, 1-3 p.m. How to Prepare for your Virtual Job Interview

Learn how to differentiate yourself from other candidates, be Zoom ready, package your experience, tell your story, be ready for challenging questions and feel more confident in interviews.

Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5153771

Tuesday/Thursday, June 15, and June 17, 5:45-7:45 p.m. LinkedIn Boot Camp (Part I / Part II)

Two-session/two-day workshop focuses on the mechanics and strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search

Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4760612

Wednesday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government

Find out everything about applying for jobs with Montgomery County Government.

Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4842046

Tuesday, June 29, 12:30 p.m. Proctored Northstar Assessment Test; Assess your Digital Literacy Skills

Demonstrate your digital literacy skills by taking a proctored Northstar Assessment test during a scheduled test session. Scoring 85 percent or higher earns individuals a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate to share with employers. Tests will be administered and monitored remotely, allowing them to be taken from home. Registration is required.

Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5126177