Library Offers Free Seminars for Job Seekers in August

Workforce Solutions will offer two free job search seminars in August 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 from 1 to 3 p.m. A resume lab will follow each seminar from 3 to 4 p.m.

The "Creating a Resume/Completing the Application" seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 3. Participants will learn how to fill out thorough, accurate and neat applications and create effective resumes that make their education, skills and experience clear to the employer. The right application and/or resume will determine whether or not an applicant will make the interview pool.

The “Interviewing” seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 17. Participants will learn effective interviewing techniques, such as how to respond appropriately to common interview questions and how to negotiate salary and benefits for a new job. 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 that follows these seminars will help participants build a modern, effective resume in Microsoft Word and save it electronically for future use. An experienced trainer will be on hand to assist attendees.

For more information or to register for these job-seeking seminars, 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.