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posted: 1/16/2013 1:48 PM

Cook Park Library's free job-hunting classes return

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Submitted by the Cook Park Library

Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, in collaboration with the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities, is hosting a series of free job hunting workshops. The workshops are open to all, including those with disabilities.

Classes are focused on building computer skills to give participants a greater advantage when applying for jobs over the Internet. The small group classes will be led by experienced employment professionals Space is limited, so register early.

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"Building an Effective Resume and Cover Letter" will be from 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18. Participants should bring in a printed resume to be reviewed and revamped, or learn how to start completely from scratch. Class is in the Cook Park Computer Lab and is limited to eight people.

"The Basics of Online Job Searching" will be from 1-3 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 11 and March 11. The class includes basic computer skills, online job searching, navigating employers' websites, filling out assessments and job applications in the Cook Park Computer Lab and is also limited to eight participants.

"Interview Skills Workshop" is from 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 25. Students will learn how to dress to impress, have all the right answers and ask all the right questions. This class will involve a lecture, mock interviews, and group activities and will take place in the Cook Park Meeting Room. This class is limited to 25 people.

To register, call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org. For more information, call Michael, Ross or Priscilla at (847) 336-1700.

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