Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Morris County Library will be offering a series of Career Resource Seminars to local jobseekers in December and January. The free sessions will all be at the library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., in Whippany, and will all run from noon until 1:30 p.m.

The first session, Networking 101, will take place Monday, Dec. 6, and will touch on proven networking strategies as well as some innovative techniques and “guerilla tactics,” with a special emphasis on local opportunities.

A second seminar, Online Job Applications, will be conducted Monday, Dec. 13, and will focus on everything a person needs to know about applying for jobs online, with a sample online job application walk-through. Those planning to attend should note that this is a demonstration only and not a hands-on job application session.

The third session, Local Resources for Job Seekers, is Monday, Jan. 3. This session will concentrate on the free job search sources available to all job seekers. These include resume writing assistance, networking groups, government programs and public library services such as reference, resume books, Internet access and computer classes.

Company Research is the name of a seminar to be given Monday, Jan. 10, covering everything an individual needs to know to research potential employers, including how to sleuth out job ads, locating company profiles, digging for details on products and services, obtaining financial data, news sources and identifying the hiring managers.

A seminar called Internet Job Search Tips, set for Monday, Jan. 24, is a strategy session that will introduce the practical aspects of searching for jobs on the Internet and will include “hidden” job sites, security issues and tips to facilitate an online job search.

The Target Job Search is the theme of a Jan. 31 career seminar that will explain how to take a proactive role in a job search, and how to identify potential employers meeting an individual’s professional standards and personal style.

Space for each seminar is limited and registration is required. Individuals may sign up for the entire series or a single session. To register, call the library at (973) 285-6969, or visit the library’s Web site, www.mclib.info.