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Job Seeker Series

2019-10-29 10:00:00 2019-10-29 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, October 29
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-29 10:00:00 2019-10-29 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

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

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 28
Mon, Nov 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Nov 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Nov 24 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

Thu, Nov 21, 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 Specialist's availability.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books. We also include activities to help your child prepare for preschool! Stay for the second half hour of play after storytime! No registration needed.

Thu, Nov 21, 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, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Memory project with your favorite family recipe.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Nov 22, 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 Specialist's availability.

Fri, Nov 22, 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, Nov 22, 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, Nov 23, 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.
This event is full

Sat, Nov 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Stuffing and pumpkins and turkey, oh my! Come test out your culinary skills with real yet wacky ingredients in this holiday-themed edition of Iron Chef!

Mon, Nov 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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

Mon, Nov 25, 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

Mon, Nov 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.

Mon, Nov 25, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Mon, Nov 25, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 25, 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, Nov 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Nov 26, 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, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 26, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Tue, Nov 26, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Nov 26, 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, Nov 27, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 27, 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, Nov 29, 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 Specialist's availability.

Fri, Nov 29, 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.

Sat, Nov 30, 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, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Mon, Dec 02, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Dec 02, 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, Dec 03, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 03, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Receive orientation for the audio studio or video studio.

Tue, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Tue, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 04, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 04, 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, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Wed, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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, Dec 05, 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 specialist's availability.

Thu, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Fri, Dec 06, 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 specialist's availability.

Fri, Dec 06, 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, Dec 06, 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, Dec 07, 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.

Sat, Dec 07, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Come make a truly unique ornament in the Innovation Center. You will design it in Adobe software and watch it get made! Registration is required. Space is limited.

Mon, Dec 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.

Mon, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

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

Mon, Dec 09, 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, Dec 10, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Teens, come do a project in the Innovation Center!

Tue, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Innovation Center (40)
Innovation Center closed for Staff Training

Wed, Dec 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 11, 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.

Wed, Dec 11, 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, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Wed, Dec 11, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center (40)
Part one of this two-part program begins with an introduction to laser engraving as you design and engrave your own custom mini rolling pin.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 12, 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 specialist's availability.

Thu, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (80)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Center for students in grades K-8.

Thu, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Join us for a monthly art project featuring materials made using technology in our Innovation Center.
This event is full

Fri, Dec 13, 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 specialist's availability.

Fri, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 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, Dec 14, 9:30am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A (40)
Bring out the whole family to celebrate a holiday favorite with activities, a reading of the Polar Express story, plus cookies and hot chocolate! Registration is required.

Mon, Dec 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.

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

Mon, Dec 16, 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, Dec 17, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 17, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (80)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Wed, Dec 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, Dec 18, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room B (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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, Dec 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 specialist's availability.

Thu, Dec 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.

Fri, Dec 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 specialist's availability.

Fri, Dec 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.