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Job Workshops & Classes

The Puyallup Public Library offers a variety of free classes and workshops for all ages to help you improve your skills in job-seeking, applications, and interviews.  Advance registration is encouraged; to reserve your seat, please call 253. 841.5454.


 FREE One-on-One Resume Review Sessions

Resume Review clip artThe Puyallup Public Library offers several free 20 minute Resume Review sessions to the public each month. Get advice on how to improve your resume for a more effective job search. These one-on-one personal sessions are offered by a professional with human resources and management experience. Registration is required. Call 253.841.5454 to register.

Appointments are available on the following dates:

 

Check back for upcoming dates.

( Register for 20 minute sessions)

  




Advertising Your Abilities


Advertise abilities


Find out how to sell yourself and your skills to today's targeted employers.  Learn how to detail your specific skill set to make an employer sit up and take notice.  Attendees will prepare an effective professional profile statement and learn the benefits of using social media in today's job market. 

Registration is strongly recommended; call 253. 841.5454.

Offered in partnership with WorkSource Pierce.

NOTE: If you are on Unemployment Benefits - this workshop counts as an Approved WorkSource Activity on your job search log for that week.

Wednesday, November 12th 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
South Meeting Room

Developing Effective Applications and Resumes
Effective Resumes


Learn how to complete applications and draft resumes in the most effective way possible.  Job seekers will learn how to navigate those sometimes sticky situations (age, background issues, reason for leaving current job, etc.) required by the application process and how to create a winning resume that can be targeted for specific positions.  Job seekers will also learn how to prepare and use an effective cover letter. All attendees will receive the newly updated Resume Kit. 

Registration is strongly recommended; call 253.841.5454.

Offered in partnership with WorkSource Pierce.

NOTE: If you are on Unemployment Benefits - this workshop counts as an Approved WorkSource Activity on your job search log for that week.

Thursday, November 20th 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
South Meeting Room 

 

Presenting Yourself as a Polished Professional

Polished Professional








Learn how to prepare for an interview and what to say/what not to say.  Learn the benefits of pre-interview prep work and how to respond to over-qualification, salary and background issues in the most positive way possible.  All attendees will receive an Interview Survival handout. 

Registration is strongly recommended; call 253.841.5454.

Offered in partnership with WorkSource Pierce.

NOTE: If you are on Unemployment Benefits - this workshop counts as an Approved WorkSource Activity on your job search log for that week.


This workshop will be offered again in December.

 


 

The Job Doctor

Job Doctor

This 'drop-in' session will assist job seekers with resume review, mock interviewing and other job search related questions and issues.  Business Services team members will be available to answer questions and assist job seekers as needed. 

Registration is strongly recommended; call 253.841.5454.

 Offered in partnership with WorkSource Pierce.

NOTE: If you are on Unemployment Benefits - this workshop counts as an Approved WorkSource Activity on your job search log for that week.

                  This informal drop-in session will be offered:

This workshop will be offered again in December.


Microsoft IT Academy

MS IT Academy member logo new

The Puyallup Public Library, in partnership with the Washington State Library and Microsoft, is proud to offer free access to Microsoft IT Academy. The IT Academy offers hundreds of technology courses on three levels: basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills, and advanced skills for IT Professionals. Learn on your own computer at home, on your laptop using WiFi, or on an internet computer at your library.

Click here to learn more!

 

Online Resume Resources

CareerBuilder/South Sound Jobs

The News Tribune now partners with CareerBuilder for online job listings. No login needed to browse postings.

Craigslist Seattle/Tacoma

Many types of jobs listed, but particularly strong in listings for short-term jobs and jobs with small businesses like restaurants and “mom and pop” retailers.

Dice

Job listing site specializing in high-tech and computer jobs, including short-term contract work.

Indeed

Easy-to-use site that consolidates job listings from both job boards and official company web pages. Covers entire US and has option to automatically email daily listings based on job location and specific keywords in advertisement.

NW Jobs

Online version of want ads section of the Seattle Times. Focused on Seattle area but includes job listings throughout the Puget Sound region.

PierceCounty.com

Links to different commercial job-search websites in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

WorkSource Washington

Job listings throughout Washington state, browseable by county or major city, from the Employment Security Department. You do not need to be receiving unemployment or registered with WorkSource to view listings. Write and post a resume, learn about types of work and education or skills required, search for employers, job fairs, etc.


Government job links

City of Puyallup Employment

Current job vacancies for the City of Puyallup.

City of Tacoma Employment

Current job vacancies for the City of Tacoma.

Pierce County Government Employment

Human Resources site for Pierce County.

USA Jobs

The official Office of Personnel Management site for finding Federal jobs throughout the country.

Washington State Government Employment

Listings of state jobs. Search by a combination of county, job category, specific state agency.



Careers and job-searching skills links

Avoiding Employment Scams

This site from the Federal Trade Commission has information on identifying fraudulent job postings, including typical “work from home” and “mystery shopper” scams.

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S Department of Labor, this site offers tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and professionals in their pursuit of career success and employment information.

Glass Door.com