Marysville, Wash. — After attending a panel interview workshop at the Marysville Library in March, an enthusiastic gentleman reported back with good news. “Thank you again for working with me on prepping for my Boeing interviews …. I received a job offer from my second interview with Boeing yesterday, four hours after the interview,” he said.
Success stories like this are the result of free workshops offered at Sno-Isle Libraries in partnership with WorkSource Snohomish County. Since the landscape of looking for work is not the same as it was just a few years ago, those who are unemployed or underemployed need to keep current on job search trends. Free classes at the library can help. Past workshops on targeted resumes and panel interviews were well attended by job seekers looking for that extra edge.
Next up are workshops in May and June on using social networking site LinkedIn to help with the job hunt. Participants will learn how to create, link in to, and optimize a professional network of trusted contacts. It’s not just what you know, but who you know that could lead to a dream job.
Upcoming “Networking into Your Next Job: How to Use LinkedIn for Your Job Search” workshops at Sno-Isle Libraries:
Monroe Library, Tuesday, May 1, 1 to 3 p.m., 360-794-7851
Arlington Library, Monday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 360-435-3033
Marysville Library, Friday, May 11, 2 to 4 p.m., 360-658-5000
Lynnwood Library, Monday, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m., 425-778-2148
Snohomish Library, Monday, May 21, 1 to 3 p.m., 360-568-2898
Mukilteo Library, Tuesday, May 29, 1 to 3 p.m., 425-493-8202
Mountlake Terrace Library, Tuesday, June 5, 1 to 3 p.m., 425-776-8722
Class sizes are limited so preregistration is required by calling the library or enrolling online at http://www.sno-isle.org/explore/worksource/. All workshops are free.
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.