Stillwater Public Library will help job seekers with powerful online tool Oct. 24

job nowhalf(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Oct. 7, 2013) ––On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., the Stillwater Public Library will lead a workshop that takes participants through a powerful, online job finding tool.  The service, JobNow, is a program provided to the library through an OK Connects grant, which gives libraries tools to help community members thrive online.

“My top recommendation for job seekers is to sign up for JobNow,” said Lynda Reynolds, library director.  “The library can bring in experts to offer job seeking classes every few months, but JobNow offers expert help every day.”

JobNow is a unique service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. This class will provide an overview of the service’s features, including the tools for finding jobs, building resumes, and practicing for job interviews.

Participants will also learn about JobNow’s Adult Learning Center, which not only provides career-enhancing skills for job seekers but also test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and live tutoring.

JobNow is for use inside the library and for people outside the library who have a Stillwater Public Library card.  The service is free and available 24 hours a day, with live tutoring available from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The class is free, but registration is required and space is limited.  Ten participants will be able to use the computers in the library’s lab and 20 additional participants may bring their own laptop or tablet or sit in without using a computer. 

Attendees should bring their current Stillwater Public Library to start a JobNow account.  They are also invited to bring a digital copy of their resume to learn how to submit it to the online experts.

“The job market is becoming more and more competitive all the time,” said Reynolds.  “Payne County job seekers need every advantage they can get and using JobNow and its experts is one of those advantages our community members need to use.”

To register for the workshop, visit the library’s website at http://library.stillwater.org or call 372-3633 x106.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at http://library.stillwater.org.  Library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and KOSU.job nowhalf