Job On! The Oakland Public Library Offers Free Series of Job Searching Classes

Release Date: 
Fri, 02/15/2013

The Oakland Public Library is offering a series of free classes to help people involved in a job search. Job On! Secrets to Job Search Success is a four-part program to provide instruction to job seekers as they enter the complicated and sometimes confusing job market. Four courses, starting March 5 and continuing until early April, will be offered at the Main Library, and the Dimond Branch Library.              

Preparing to Get the Job You Want                                    

Class # 1, PREPARING TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT, will provide an overview of the cycle of job searching, covering issues such as establishing job goals, taming the emotions and roadblocks of job searching, examining what employers look for, planning and organizing your search, and self-assessment.

The Nitty Gritty of Job Searching

Classes # 2 and  3,  get into THE NITTY GRITTY OF JOB SEARCHING. These two courses cover topics such as networking, honing your One-Minute Self-Introduction, getting the most out of informational interviews, searching job ads, writing resumes and cover letters, and using sing social media.              

How to Rock Your Interview

Class # 4, HOW TO ROCK YOUR INTERVIEW, is all about preparing for an interview. The course delves into topics such as answering and asking questions, handling illegal questions, what to wear, projecting confidence, and follow up.  

Class Schedules

The class schedule for each location is as follows:

Main Library

125 14th Street. Call 238-3134 to sign up

  • Class #1 Tuesday, March 5, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #2 Tuesday, March 19, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #3 Tuesday, March 26, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #4 Tuesday, April 2, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Dimond Branch Library

3565 Fruitvale Avenue. Call 482-7844 to sign up.

  • Class #1 Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 8 pm
  • Class #2 Tuesday, March  19, 5:30 – 8 pm
  • Class #3 Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 – 8 pm
  • Class #4 Friday,  March 29, 1 – 3:30 pm

Instructor Nancy Rhoda is a teacher, small business owner, and librarian. She brings experience from over 35 years working in careers she loves.

For more information, please call 238-3271.