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Conversation Killers at the Holidays

Wall Street Journal article: A Job Seeker's Guide to Holiday Small Talk

Holidays can be stressful for everyone, but those struggling to find employment might dread gatherings even more. Making small talk (So, where do you work these days?) with those you haven't seen in a while can be tough. The Wall Street Journal has a nice article to help you work a room without feeling worked over.  Check out A Job Seeker's Guide to Holiday Small Talk .

Instant Poetry!

If your adult learner would like to work on poetry but needs some inspiration, click here. On the left they will see a list of poems; help them choose one and follow the directions, adding words when and where instructed. Click on “Create my ___ poem,” and voila, they'll have an instant poem! This site also gives you an example so you can see what yours will look like. Try it out; it’s a lot of fun! 

Learn Job Skills with DigitalLiteracy.gov

DigitalLiteracy.gov offers a section to build digital skills and find jobs for new economic opportunities.  Here you will find resources to find a job, explore careers, write a resume, learn about career training, and locate local workforce services.  

Free Webinar--Returning to Work: Transitioning Smoothly Back into the Workforce

LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator offers great free webinars for our library staff and customers.  Today, Tuesday June 26, is the deadline to sign up for tomorrow’s workshop. Read on for more info:

Join us for a free webinar! Wed, Jun 27, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT