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

Release Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2012

Oakland, CA –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 designed by Nancy Rhoda to provide instruction to job seekers as they enter the complicated and sometimes confusing job market. Four courses, starting September 17 and continuing until the end of the month, will be offered at the Main Library, and the Eastmont Branch Library.

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.

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.              

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.  

The class schedule for each location is as follows:

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

  • Class #1 Monday, September 17, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #2 Tuesday, September 18, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #3 Monday, September 24, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #4 Tuesday, September 25, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Eastmont Branch Library, Eastmont Town Center, 7200 Bancroft Ave. Suite 211.  Call 615-5726 to sign up.

  • Class #1 Thursday, September 20, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #2 Friday, September 21, 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Class #3 Thursday, September 27, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Class #4 Friday,  September 28, 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.