“Going to the [resumé] presentation, at the Lynnwood Library, was one of the smartest things I could have done to get myself back in the workforce,” said Capili. “The information was enlightening and frightening all at once. Frightening meaning that I was doing it ALL WRONG, I was doing the chronological resume.”
In the “Creating a Targeted Resumé” workshop presented by WorkSource Snohomish County, Capili learned two other resume formats that could help him stand out and improve his chances of getting interviews. These free workshops help job applicants get noticed by application screeners, with a resume that is targeted toward a specific job. They learn to develop an effective, targeted resume by identifying and packaging the skills that employers value.
Last year’s workshops offered at Sno-Isle Libraries were well attended by job seekers looking for that extra edge. Sno-Isle Libraries is continuing their partnership with WorkSource Snohomish County this year to offer more resumé workshops, in addition to panel interview workshops.
The Boeing Company and a growing number of other companies use a behavioral panel interview process with which many job seekers may be unfamiliar. The “Aerospace Panel Interview Workshop” provides interview tips and techniques and a chance to participate in a mock panel interview.
Upcoming WorkSource workshop at Sno-Isle Libraries:
Class size is limited so preregistration is required by calling the library or enrolling online at http://www.sno-isle.org/explore/worksource/. All workshops are free.
Capili reported that the frequency of his job interviews has increased since attending the resumé class and he’s confident that a job is near.
About Sno-Isle Libraries
Sno-Isle Libraries serves 671,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties. Sno-Isle has community libraries in Arlington, Brier, Camano Island, Clinton, Coupeville, Darrington, Edmonds, Freeland, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Langley, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Oak Harbor, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan, as well as bookmobile stops in communities and at senior centers. Services and materials include more than 1.2 million items, reference services, electronic databases and computer equipment, Internet access, outreach programs for the homebound and local daycares, and story times for children. For more information on library services in your area, please call the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center at 360-651-7000 or 1-877-SNO-ISLE (1-877-766-4753), or visit the website at www.sno-isle.org.
WorkSource is the name for the “one-stop” system in Washington state. It is an integrated, high quality delivery system for an array of employment and training services designed to enhance the effectiveness and coordination of employer and job-seeker services. Each of the state's 12 workforce areas oversees their local WorkSource system. No fees are charged for any of the services offered.