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Montgomery County Public Libraries Offers Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs in April

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs throughout April. All workshops are free and offered virtually.

An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) are required for participation.

Monday, April 5; 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/4983625

Throughout April – 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 searching.

Monday, Apr 5:  https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4916945 
Monday, Apr 12:  https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4917007
Monday, Apr 19:  https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4917015 
Monday, Apr 26:  https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4917028

Tuesday and Thursday, April 13 and 15 respectively; 5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
LinkedIn Boot Camp (Part I / Part II)
This popular two-session/two-day workshop focuses on both the mechanics and strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search.

Register for Part 1 and 2
April 13: Part 1: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5001768
April 15: Part 2: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5001767

Tuesday, April 13; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This workshop, in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Business Center, covers the fundamentals of building a business and helps determine if you’re really ready to become a small business owner. Register:  https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4778130

Thursday, April 15; 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 your next interview.
Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4896045

Wednesday, April 21; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government Find out everything you need to know about applying for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4841626

Tuesday, April 27; noon - 1:30 p.m.
Career Resources for Skilled Immigrants
In this workshop, representatives from Upwardly Global (UpGlo), an organization focused on helping work-authorized immigrant and refugee professionals re-enter their professional fields in the U.S., will share information on the organization, career resources  for immigrant and refugee professionals and answer questions on how eligible applicants can apply for UpGlo’s free customized U.S. job search training programs. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4983701

For more information on Montgomery County Public Libraries’ other virtual programs for all ages, visit the website.  To sign up for MCPL’s newsletter, visit the subscription page.

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Release ID: 21-212
Media Contact: Public Information Office 240-777-6507