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Job Seeker Series

2019-09-17 10:00:00 2019-09-17 12:00:00 America/New_York Job Seeker Series Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce. Garfield Heights Branch

Tuesday, September 17
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-17 10:00:00 2019-09-17 12:00:00 America/New_York Job Seeker Series Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce. Garfield Heights Branch

Garfield Heights Branch

Meeting Room A (40)

Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce.

Job Seeker Series

How Motivate Yourself to Navigate Today's Job Search Process

WEEK #1 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Whether you are a recent high school or college graduate, a job seeker who has recently loss your job, you want to make a career transition, or reenter the workforce after an extended break -- know that you are not alone! Change is inevitable throughout life, but sometimes your motivation can make it challenging for you to make your transition seamless. Since job searching is such an integral part of life, finding, losing, or obtaining it can take a toll on you. This session will help you get through the positive and negative motions of navigating today’s workforce so that you can become and remain motivated to make your next vocational move!

How to Thrive in a Multigenerational Workforce

WEEK #2 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

There are four distinct generations in today’s workforce. As a result, job seekers are competing with individuals of different ages for the same job who all bring varying levels of experience and skills to the workforce. In this session, there will be a discussion on how different generations define work, may have differing values, distinguishing characteristics and assets. We will also discuss how understanding these differences can help you as a job seeker better communicate across the generations and become a better co-worker or manager in your next job.

Leveraging Your Strengths, Skills, and Experience towards a New Job or Career

WEEK #3 DESCRIPTION - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Job seekers are often asked to explain who they are and what is important to them in their resumes, during job interviews, and when networking. Some find it a challenge because they have not yet defined what their strengths, skills, and experiences amount to professionally. In this session, participants will learn how to explore who they want to be in the workforce and how they capitalize on their strengths, skills, and experiences to help them be able to get the job or career they want.

What Do Employers Really Want from Job Seekers?

WEEK #4 DESCRIPTION – Evaluations and Celebration – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

When looking for a job it is sometimes difficult to understand exactly what employers are looking for. Are employers seeking someone with practical experience or is education the primary desire? In this session, job seekers will learn how employers determine who they will bring in for an interview, and how they ultimately determine who is the best candidate for the job.

SERIES TWO

Tips for a Successful Job Search

WEEK #5 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

There are many ways to search for a job, but some ways may be more effective than others, depending on what field a person is in. In this session, job seekers will learn about popular local and national job search strategies, websites, professional networking groups and platforms, and about accessing the “hidden job market”. Another important factor is knowing what is in your own backyard. For example, healthcare is one of the top industries in the Cleveland area and makes up about 15% of all jobs. Job seekers will learn how to customize their job search towards employers they really want to work for, also, how to research companies so that they can stand-out during job interviews.

Effectively Networking Your Way to the Job You Want

WEEK #6 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Ever ask yourself, “Does networking really work?” Well research studies have shown that nearly 75% of job seekers obtain employment through networking. If this is true, you definitely want to know how to leverage connections and identify opportunities that will allow you to effectively network your way to a new job by using current tips and trends.

Creating Winning Cover Letters, Résumés, and LinkedIn Profiles

WEEK #7 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Cover letters, résumés, and LinkedIn profiles, are among the most popular ways for job seekers to provide employers with details about their professional experiences, qualifications, and attainments. This session will cover basic information that one should know in order to make the best impression on recruiters, human resources, and hiring managers through their cover letter, résumé, and LinkedIn profile.

BREAK NOVEMBER 5TH

How to Effectively Improve your Interview Skills

WEEK #8 DESCRIPTION – Evaluations and Celebration – Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Getting asked to interview is what all job candidates hope for. However, the mere thought of interviewing can be both exciting and anxiety-provoking. In this session, job seekers will learn what they need to do before, during and after the interview. Job seekers will also, have an opportunity to practice interviewing using the video recording studio

Garfield Heights Branch

fhmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216.475.8178
Fax: 216.475.1015
Branch manager
Lane Edwards

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Sep 21 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Sep 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch
Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Wed, Sep 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Help your child get ready for Kindergarten! Join us for storytime and fun skill-building activities that will help your child prepare for their first year of school.

Wed, Sep 18, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Sep 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Come to this open lab to share and brainstorm with other makers. Bring your ideas and materials to create your own project. Staff will be on hand for support. No registration required.

Thu, Sep 19, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (40)
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children, birth to 35 months, connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Sep 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 19, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Sep 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Join us for an introduction to logo design in Adobe Illustrator and basics of the laser engraver in the library's Innovation Center.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Sep 20, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Fri, Sep 20, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Sep 20, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Sep 23, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Study Room 1
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Garfield Heights Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Mon, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Historian Regennia N. Williams discusses the art of storytelling and the joys and challenges associated with research, writing, and publishing, using information from her jazz books and other works.

Tue, Sep 24, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a fun, interactive storytime featuring music and creative movement while being introduced to early literacy concepts! Caregivers and their children 19 months - 5 years.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce.

Tue, Sep 24, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool and kindergarten! Stay and play after! No registration needed.

Wed, Sep 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Sep 25, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Sep 26, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Thu, Sep 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (40)
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children, birth to 35 months, connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Sep 26, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Sep 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Certified Bob Ross Instructor, Mary Kenney will help you create a beautiful landscape painting, step-by step based on an episode of “The Joy of Painting.” All materials will be supplied.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 27, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Fri, Sep 27, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Explore various mediums, art styles, and the works of art masters. All materials are included. Grades K-8. No registration needed.

Sat, Sep 28, 9:30am - 10:30am
Recording Studio
Drop in studio orientations. Audio studio orientation from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Video studio orientation from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Mon, Sep 30, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Sep 30, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Sep 30, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Study Room 1
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Garfield Heights Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Tue, Oct 01, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a fun, interactive storytime featuring music and creative movement while being introduced to early literacy concepts! Caregivers and their children 19 months - 5 years.

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce.

Tue, Oct 01, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 01, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Receive orientation for the audio studio or video studio.

Tue, Oct 01, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool and kindergarten! Stay and play after! No registration needed.

Wed, Oct 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 02, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
If you’re ready for a challenge, it’s time to put your knowledge and skills into action. Meet a representative of Cleveland Clinic’s Talent Acquisition team to identify a job opportunity for you!

Wed, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Do you love creative writing? Come meet other teen writers and practice your craft. Each month focuses on different prompts. All writing levels and genres welcome.

Thu, Oct 03, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Thu, Oct 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool! No registration needed.

Thu, Oct 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Center (40)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Garfield Heights Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID. Stay for a small project following orientation.

Thu, Oct 03, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
In part two of this two-part program, participants will finish their wooden signs using the laser engraver in the Garfield Heights Innovation Center to engrave a custom fall design.

Fri, Oct 04, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Fri, Oct 04, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Explore various mediums, art styles, and the works of art masters. All materials are included. Grades K-8. No registration needed.

Sat, Oct 05, 9:30am - 10:30am
Recording Studio
Drop in studio orientations. Audio studio orientation from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Video studio orientation from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Mon, Oct 07, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Oct 07, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 07, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Study Room 1
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Garfield Heights Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Mon, Oct 07, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Every session we'll have a different adventure -- science experiments, technology, building things, art, music and more! Registration required -- space is limited.

Tue, Oct 08, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 08, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce.

Tue, Oct 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a fun, interactive storytime featuring music and creative movement while being introduced to early literacy concepts! Caregivers and their children 19 months - 5 years.

Tue, Oct 08, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 08, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Teens, come do a project in the Innovation Center!

Tue, Oct 08, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool and kindergarten! Stay and play after! No registration needed.

Wed, Oct 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 09, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 09, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Oct 10, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Thu, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool! No registration needed.

Thu, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 11, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Fri, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Explore various mediums, art styles, and the works of art masters. All materials are included. Grades K-8. No registration needed.

Sat, Oct 12, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A (40)
For children entering kindergarten in the fall 2018, not in a preschool or child care center.

Mon, Oct 14, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Oct 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Mon, Oct 14, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 14, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Oct 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Study Room 1
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Garfield Heights Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Tue, Oct 15, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a fun, interactive storytime featuring music and creative movement while being introduced to early literacy concepts! Caregivers and their children 19 months - 5 years.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Our Job Seekers Series will cover 8 hot topics that we feel are essential for a job seeker to know in today's competitive workforce.

Tue, Oct 15, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 15, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool and kindergarten! Stay and play after! No registration needed.

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Learn how easy it is to make delicious and healthy smoothies in this hands-on workshop. Program is open to all ages.

Wed, Oct 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B (40)
Come play at the library with your baby and toddlers! We'll set out all the fun toys and activities, and you'll have a great time bonding with your baby!

Wed, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 16, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Come to this open lab to share and brainstorm with other makers. Bring your ideas and materials to create your own project. Staff will be on hand for support. No registration required.

Thu, Oct 17, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Thu, Oct 17, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. We also include activities to help your child develop skills to prepare for preschool! No registration needed.

Thu, Oct 17, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Monthly art project featuring supplies made in our Innovation Center.

Fri, Oct 18, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Study Room 3
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Canceled
Fri, Oct 18, 9:30am - 11:00am
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will show you how to use Greenprint.  This training session will cover advanced features of the Greenprint Viewer. Previous experience with the system is required.

Fri, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Explore various mediums, art styles, and the works of art masters. All materials are included. Grades K-8. No registration needed.