Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government 4/27

April 20, 2015

April 27, 2015
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Job Seekers Ministry presents

Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government

with Joe Ryan

cost: free

location:
Georgetown Neighborhood Library
R St. & Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC


Rev Up Your Resume 4/21

April 19, 2015

April 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Career Network Ministry at McLean Bible Church presents

Rev Up Your Resume

with Rebecca Page

Your resume is the most essential marketing document for your job search. Yes, as a job seeker, you’re not a marketer and sales person. YOU are your product.

Recruiters score professionally written resumes 60% higher and agree they are 40% more organized and readable. Let’s Rev Up Your Resume, so you get those interviews.

We’ll review:

-Your Value Proposition: What makes you stand out from the pack? How to keep the hiring manager’s attention with dynamic, focused achievement statements.

-Relevant Experience: Not every job or skill applies to the new career you’re seeking.

-Design and Format: Specific structures are better than others.

-Situational Strategies: Do you have a gap between jobs? Are you switching professions? Are you just starting your career? These all require unique strategies.

This session will be interactive, so please bring your resume. Some time will be spent for 1-on-1 resume review.

cost: free

Register online now

location:
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
room.


40Plus presents Federal Resume Writing 4/13

April 7, 2015

April 13, 2015
9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

40Plus of Greater Washington presents our free weekly Monday morning meeting:

Federal Resume Writing

with Kathryn Troutman

This event is open to everyone.

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.

We usually go have lunch together at the nearby Brookings Institute cafeteria.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for networking and the program starts promptly at 10 a.m.

location:
40Plus
1718 P St. NW
Suite T-2, Lower Level
Washington, D.C. 20036

near Dupont Circle Metro

Sign up for our proven 4-week Job Search Seminar. Next class starts on April 27.


Resume Basics 4/21

April 7, 2015

April 21, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Northern Virginia Community College presents

Resume Basics

with Edythe Richards

First impressions mean a lot, and your resume could be a prospective employer’s first impression of you.

A career counselor from Northern Virginia Community College will teach you how your resume can showcase your skills and experiences to open the door to interviews. This workshop will walk you through a 6-step resume writing process, designed to get your résumé noticed by both online systems (Applicant Tracking Systems) and recruiters/hiring managers.

cost: free

Register online now

For more information, contact Kate Oberg at 703-228-5988.

location:
Columbia Pike Branch Library
816 S. Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington VA 22204


How to Write the Resume that Gets the Interview 4/21

April 7, 2015

April 21, 2015
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Libraries present

How to Write the Resume that Gets the Interview

Learn the process and components required to write a polished resume and discover the key ingredients to a well written cover letter. Find out what it takes to make your resume stand out. Please bring a resume if you have one.

cost: free

Register online by 12 a.m. on April 20

location:
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.


40Plus Resume Review Event 4/15

April 1, 2015

April 15, 2015
6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

40Plus of Greater Washington presents its

Resume Review Event

Bring your resume and have it reviewed by one of our 40Plus experts.
This 30 minute one-on-one session will help your resume stand above the rest.

cost: $25

limited to 9 people

Register online now

location:
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P St. NW
Lower Level
Washington DC 20036

near Dupont Circle Metro

Sign up for our proven 4-wk Job Search Seminar. Next class starts on April 27.


Free Resume Workshop 4/7

March 31, 2015

April 7, 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

location:
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
room.


Free Resume Writing & Cover Letter Workshop 4/1

March 28, 2015

April 1, 2015
2:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Library in DC presents a FREE

Resume Writing & Cover Letter Workshop

with D.P. Grogan

In this workshop, we will discuss different types of resumes and cover letters, dos and don’ts of resume writing, action verbs, resume templates and essential cover letter content.

Required materials: Please bring your own flash drive with your résumé saved on it or be prepared to download your résumé from your established email account.

location:
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St., N.W.
Computer Lab, Room 311
Washington, D.C. 20001


Free webinar: Outmaneuvering Online Job Application Systems 4/1

March 25, 2015

April 1, 2015
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ILostMyJob.com presents a FREE webinar

Outmaneuvering Online Application Systems

with Kathy Bernard, author of the Get a Job! Tips blog

Ever feel like you are sending your resume into a pit of no return when you apply for a job on an online site?

Learn how to outmaneuver the online process by influencing the hiring decision through other means.

In this webinar, you’ll discover how to:

-Get external big wigs to vouch for you to the right people

-Enlist internal candidates to influence the hiring decision

-Contact and impress the hiring manager

-Really “work” your messaging to prove you’re the best candidate, and much, much more

Register online now


50+ Verbs that Define a Killer Resume

March 23, 2015

Excellent list of strong action verbs to use on your resume, from Health eCareers Network.