‘Get Hired’ session will be coming to Buckley library

The mid-September event aims to help people develop more technical skills or edit their resume.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Whether it’s a first step into employment or a career change, job seekers can gain needed skills by attending free classes from the Pierce County Library System.

Sessions are being offered throughout the county, with one scheduled for the system’s Buckley branch.

“How people find and apply for jobs and career advancement has changed with technology,” PCLS Executive Director Georgia Lomax said. “Connecting job seekers with employment experts provides them with skills training and proven techniques about the job search process, which can be the difference in landing an interview and getting hired.”

At the system’s Get Hired classes people will learn to use technology to make connections and assist in their job search. The classes will also help job seekers analyze skills to determine qualifications or address what truly can be over-qualification. The courses are designed to help job seekers get the edge needed to compete in the job market.

Job seekers can improve their job-hunting skills through the following workshops.

GET HIRED HELP

This is where the Buckley library enters the picture. A session is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

This series is aimed at those finding their job hunting stalled. They may need more tech skills or learn how to write a resume.

Aside from Buckley, classes are set for Aug. 21 at the Parkland/Spanaway branch and Aug. 29 at the Milton/Edgewood location.

Additional learning opportunities, technology support and online resources are also available through the Pierce County Library.

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