Library offers free seminars for job seekers in June

Workforce Solutions will offer free job search seminars in June at Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. Intended to give job seekers a competitive edge, these classes are held on the second floor in computer lab room, L-207.

The "Evaluate Your Skills & Develop a Plan" seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to identify their marketable skills and effectively communicate them to the employer. The seminar will also teach attendees how to effectively look for a job, create a daily job search schedule and develop goals for the job search.

The “Interviewing” seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn effective interviewing techniques, such as how to respond appropriately to common interview questions and how to negotiate salary and benefits. Because the interview is where jobs are won or lost, the seminar will help interviewees increase their chances of receiving a job offer.

The “Resume Lab” will follow both of these sessions from 3 to 4 p.m. With the help of an experienced trainer, all participants in this lab will build a modern, effective resume in Microsoft Word and save it electronically for future use.

For more information or to register, call Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library at (832) 559-4211. The library is located off State Highway 249, between the intersections of Baker Drive and Zion Road.

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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for Spring 2011 and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball; six centers; LSC-University Park; LSC-University Center at Montgomery; LSC-University Center at University Park; Lone Star Corporate College; and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.