Job Smarts Series

Iowa’s unemployment rates are very low, and that means lots of opportunity for job seekers! If you are looking for work, or considering a career change, it’s a great time to brush up on your job skills.

We’ll be offering a Job Smarts series all through March that focuses on how to get that dream job. You’ll learn how to find a job listing, how to create a strong resume that showcases your skills, and how to ace an interview.

You can attend one program or attend them all!  


March 2

Create a Great Resume

Are you applying for jobs but not getting the results you want? Maybe you'd like to get some ideas about how to make your resume stand out to potential employers?  Learn how to get the interviews you want by preparing a resume that appropriately sells you to prospective employers. Join an expert from IowaWORKS to learn how to make your resume shine! 


March 9

Job Training with Library Resources

Do you need to freshen up your skills for your job search? Did you know you can get free job training, take practice tests and even connect with live writing help through library databases? Join us for an overview of Brainfuse and LearningExpress, powerful resources that can improve your writing and give you an edge in your job search. 


March 16

How to Interview and Negotiate

Make your interview memorable by avoiding interview pitfalls and answering the tough questions correctly.  Join an expert from IowaWORKS and learn how to make the most of your interview opportunity.


March 23

Job Searching: Tips on What NOT to Do

Are you not getting the results you want from your job search? Join us for a presentation on some tips on how to make your resume and cover letter stand out in a positive way, as well as some tips on what NOT to do when applying for a job. 


The library also has great online resources for you to explore at home. Happy job hunting!

Posted on February 25, 2022