Schedule of Events for Lets Get to Work Springfield IV
Springfield Central Library, 220 State St., Springfield, MA
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
1:00-2:00 p.m. How to Dress for and Ace your Job Interview
How to Get Attention in Today’s Job Market
Finding employment can be challenging, especially in today’s ever-evolving job market. But don’t worry, Dress for Success and Suit Up Springfield have got you covered. “How to Get Attention in Today’s Job Market” helps job seekers better align their skills, experience, and goals with employer expectations. This workshop offers insights on how to complete online applications, dress for your interview, and use strategies to stick out among fellow job candidates. We’ll also share cutting-edge interviewing techniques and advice on how to handle the most common interview questions.
2:00-2:30 p.m. What it Takes to Succeed in the Workplace is not What You Think!
Maintaining a Positive Attitude for Job Seekers
Opportunity Services supervisor Kathleen Mangiafico will do a presentation on what it takes to succeed in the workplace. Ms. Mangiafico states that “According to the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the labor force is projected to grow by 8 percent between 2008 and 2018 and will include nearly 12 million workers age 55 and older. The number of workers ages 16 to 54 is projected to grow by less than 700,000 during that same time.” This means that more people will be leaving the workforce than entering…And there will be jobs that can’t be filled either due to a skills gap or…a much needed shift in Perspective. If you can:
- Show up 15 minutes early
- Have a “Can-Do Attitude”
There’s a job just waiting for you.
2:00-3:00 p.m. Resume Critique (Wellman Hall)
Librarians from the City Library will take a look at your resume and provide valuable feedback to help you create an impressive resume. Our expert staff is also very knowledgeable concerning any classes, databases, or services that the library has to help job seekers find employment.
3:00-5:00 p.m. CAREER FAIR (In the Rotunda)
Bring your resume and talk with these area employers about working for their company!
- CNG Changchun Railway Vehicles Company
- City of Springfield Department of Elder Affairs
- Home Instead Senior Care
- Jackson Security
- Opportunity Services
- Porch Light VNA Home Care
- Raymour & Flanigan
- Reliable Temps
- Small Business Administration
- United Personnel
- United States Army
- Veterans Services
Stop in and Meet with Representatives from: (In the Rotunda):
Springfield Technical Community College – “STCC is devoted to helping individuals achieve their goals. STCC has a remarkably extensive selection of degree programs, degree options and certificate programs (over 100, as a matter of fact!) – many of which are not available anywhere else in the region.”
Opportunity Services — “We provide job placement and coaching to people with disabilities, but our focus isn’t on physical or developmental challenges. We focus on an individual client’s abilities instead. We match each client’s strengths and preferences with well-suited work opportunities in a range of workplaces, including restaurants, offices, hotels, and stores.”