Speed up your job search with social media

May 10, 2015

Good advice, from LinkedIn.

Free webinar: How to Design a Powerful Executive Resume 5/12

May 10, 2015

May 12, 2015
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


May 14, 2015
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

a href=”http://chameleonresumes.com/about-chameleon-resume/”>Lisa Rangelpresents a FREE webinar

How to Design a Powerful Executive Resume … Even if You’re not an Executive

In addition to concrete, constructive feedback on how to fix common resume mistakes, we’ll also cover:

-How to structure your resume, taking into account what kind of information recruiters want to find, and where.

-What words to use to present yourself effectively, since what you’re currently using hasn’t worked well.

-What words to use to present yourself effectively, since what you’re currently using hasn’t worked well.

cost: free

Register online now for the May 12 session or May 14

One-on-One Resume Help 5/14

May 7, 2015

May 14, 2015
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Shirlington Library presents

One-on-One Resume Help

with staff/volunteers from Arlington Employment Center

Bring your resume for review.

Thirty minute time slots are available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is required so please call the branch at 703-228-6545 or visit and speak with staff.

Shirlington Library
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206

Demystifying the Federal Employment Process 5/14

May 7, 2015

May 14, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Maryland Professional Outplacement Assistance Center presents a FREE seminar

Demystifying the Federal Employment Process


-How the federal hiring works

-How to navigate processes used in Federal hiring

-How to understand “federal speak”

-How to respond to job announcements

-How to write powerful KSAs and Essays

-How to apply online

-How to negotiate salary

cost: free

Register online now

312 Marshall Ave.
6th fl.
Laurel, MD 20707

Free class: Online Job Searching 5/12

May 7, 2015

May 12, 2015
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Arlington Public Library presents a FREE seminar

Online Job Searching

Learn to use websites and online resources to jump-start and manage your job search.

For more information, call 703-228-5959.

Arlington Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201

The First 5 Minutes of the Interview Often Determines Your Fate 5/9

May 7, 2015

May 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Beltway Job Search Partners presents

The First 5 Minutes of the Interview Often Determines Your Fate

with Jean O’Brien

Hiring decisions are often made in the first 5 minutes of the interview. Sometimes they are made BEFORE you enter the room.

Jean will teach you how to position yourself so that you excel in those important first few minutes of the interview.

Treat these seminars as if they are professional job interviews. For men this means wearing suit and tie.

cost: free

Register online now

Teq Corner
1616 Anderson Rd.
McLean, VA

How to Apply for a Federal Job 5/5

May 3, 2015

May 5, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Libraries presents

How to Apply for a Federal Job

Come learn where to find federal job opportunities, how to read/understand federal announcements, how to create a federal resume and how to apply with an emphasis on writing KSA’s.

cost: free

Register online by 11:55 p.m. May 4

Rockville Memorial Library
Computer Lab
21 Maryland Ave.
Rockville MD 20850

Please arrive 30 minutes before workshop start.

Standby/walk-in seating will be available.

Free workshop: Writing Resumes Recruiters Want to Read 5/6

May 3, 2015

May 6, 2015
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Beltway Job Search Partners presents a FREE workshop

Writing Resumes Recruiters Want to Read

Recruiters get thousands of resumes. Typically a recruiter spends about 3 seconds per resume.

Unless your resume is written so that it is easy for a recruiter to read, it could easily be overlooked.

This session will show you what an easy to read resume looks like to increase the likelihood of your resume getting read thoroughly by recruiters.

We will also spend some time looking at each person’s resume and giving some specific advice so that recruiters will be more likely to read your resume.

Please bring multiple copies of your resume with you.

If you bring your resume on a flash drive, we can put it on the computer and give more detailed comments.

cost: free

Register online now

The VIEW Job Center
12011 Government Center Pkwy.
Suite 210
Fairfax, VA

Free Webinar: Re-Think! The Brand Called You 5/5

May 3, 2015

May 5, 2015
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

ILostMyJob.com presents a FREE webinar

Re-Think! The Brand Called You: Your Personal Branding Session

with coach Donna Fedor

It’s crucial when you interview for a job to be able to distinguish yourself from every other candidate. Your part on the interview is to articulate why they should hire you. Who are they hiring? What is your character, track record, and reputation? What can they count on? Through a series of questions, they hope to get to know you.

This is an area where many people struggle. We first must learn how to deal with all the negative thoughts that are present in our mental chatter, clouding our ability to see our full value.

When you’re unclear and have difficulty talking about yourself, it’s actually uncomfortable, and you’re less likely to share yourself with others. You have a brand whether you’re aware of it or not. The brand called you is one of the most important parts of the job search process.

In this free webinar you’ll learn:

-To polish the diamond (you)

-How to change the way you think about you

-How to boost your self-confidence

-Your me file including accomplishments,
strengths, value statement, and elevator pitch

-What relationships are absolutely necessary to drive you forward toward the fulfillment of your ultimate life

Register online now

Free Resume Workshop 5/5

May 3, 2015

May 5, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Career Network Ministry at McLean Bible Church presents a FREE

Resume Workshop

with Pascale Haspil, vp at Lee Hecht Harrison

It’s a fact that 70% of all jobs are acquired through networking. While the importance of a resume is overrated, it is still part of the etiquette of applying for a job and thus should be well written.

In this one hour workshop we will discuss:

-Brand strategy – (i.e. How do you differentiate yourself from the competition? Who is today’s hiring manager?)

-Active verbs & alternative sentence openers – (i.e. What voice are you using to describe your skills. Strategic vs. tactical.)

-Quantifying & qualifying experience – (i.e. How do you turn bullet points into accomplishment statements.)

-Resume design & structure – (i.e. How long and how far back should you go. Chronological vs.functional.)

This session will be interactive and will focus on addressing frequently asked resume questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes for reference.

cost: free

Register online now

McLean Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA

come to the registration desk outside Community Room A on the
Lower Level and our volunteers will direct you to the assigned