Oakland Public Library Free Job Searching Classes

Job On! The Oakland Public Library Offers Free Series of Job Searching Classes

Oakland, CA – The Oakland Public Library is offering a series of free classes to help people involved in a job search. Job On! Secrets to Job Search Success is a four-part program to provide instruction to job seekers as they enter the complicated and sometimes confusing job market. Four courses, starting March 5 and continuing until early April, will be offered at the Main Library and the Dimond Branch Library.

Class # 1, PREPARING TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT, will provide an overview of the cycle of job searching, covering issues such as establishing job goals, taming the emotions and roadblocks of job searching, examining what employers look for, planning and organizing your search, and self-assessment.

Classes # 2 and 3, get into THE NITTY GRITTY OF JOB SEARCHING. These two courses cover topics such as networking, honing your One-Minute Self-Introduction, getting the most out of informational interviews, searching job ads, writing resumes and cover letters, and using sing social media.

Class # 4, HOW TO ROCK YOUR INTERVIEW, is all about preparing for an interview. The course delves into topics such as answering and asking questions, handling illegal questions, what to wear, projecting confidence, and follow up.

The class schedule for each location is as follows:

Main Library, 125 14th Street. Call 238-3134 to sign up
Class #1 Tuesday, March 5, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Class #2 Tuesday, March 19, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Class #3 Tuesday, March 26, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Class #4 Tuesday, April 2, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue. Call 482-7844 to sign up.
Class #1 Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 8 pm
Class #2 Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 8 pm
Class #3 Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 – 8 pm
Class #4 Friday, March 29, 1 – 3:30 pm

Instructor Nancy Rhoda is a teacher, small business owner, and librarian. She brings experience from over 35 years working in careers she loves.

For more information, please visit www.oaklandpubliclibrary.org or call (510) 238-3513.