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

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 26, 2021

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


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


Throughout August – 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 your job search. Register:


Monday, August 9; 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/5059565


Thursday, August 12; 2-4 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/5071007


Tues/Thurs, August 17 & 19; 5:45-7:45 p.m. LinkedIn Boot Camp for 45+ Job Seekers (Part I / Part II)

This popular two-session/two-day workshop focuses on both the mechanics & strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5125809


Wednesday, August 18; 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/5193320


Tuesday, August 31; 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.  If you score 85 percent or higher, you'll earn a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate to share with your employers. Tests will be administered and monitored remotely – allowing you to take the test from the convenience of your home.  Request a Learner Account to get started: https://mcpl.link/northstar-signup; Registration is required to take a proctored test. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5336799


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.


Release ID: 21-581
Media Contact: Monika Hammer, 240-463-2442
Categories: Library