Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, March 5, 2018
Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            

Looking for a job? Central Library hosting Vocational Readiness workshops in March 

What: Vocational Readiness job workshop series
When: Monday, March 12 and Monday, March 26, 2018
Time: 1-2:30 p.m. 
Where: Linn-Henley Research Library, Regional Library Computer Center, 4th floor, 2100 Park Place
Details: These two workshops focus on four areas to help in your job search:
 March 12) Vocational Introduction Readiness Workshop/Resume Builder
March 26) New Age Online Application Process/Interview Bootcamp.
 Free and open to the public; no registration necessary. For more information, contact Jim Murray at 205-226-3691 or via email at 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Do your interviewing skills need improving? Is your resume outdated? Do you even know how to apply for a job online? Then make plans now to take advantage of two free Vocational Readiness workshops to be held at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham on Monday, March 12 and Monday, March 26, 2018.

Both sessions will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Research Library, Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC), 4th floor, 2100 Park Place. The workshops presenter is Tina Thornton, a professional counselor and founder of Gem Kreations, a nonprofit organization committed to assisting those who have experienced adverse circumstances realize their full personal and professional potential. Each of the workshops will cover different parts of the job searching process, but participants are encouraged to attend both because the second workshop builds on the content presented in the first.

The workshop information is timely for first-time job seekers and adults re-entering the job market or contemplating a career change. The classes continue a Vocational Readiness series Thornton began hosting at the Central Library in the summer of 2017. For more information, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by email at or by calling 205-226-3691. 

Here is a description of the two workshops (both being held from 1-2:30 p.m. in the RLCC):

Monday March 12, 2018 – Vocational Introduction Readiness Workshop/Resume Builder
•    Vocational Introduction Readiness Workshop provides an individual assessment of personal and professional goals, aspirations, and skills to help determine your best job fit. 
•    Resume Builder is designed to assist individuals with creating an effective resume that will function as a powerful tool in achieving gainful employment.
Monday March 26, 2018 – New Age Online Application Process/Interview Bootcamp
•    New Age Online Application Process offers tips and suggestions to guide all job seekers in successfully completing online employment applications.
•    Interview Bootcamp teaches techniques to help you emphasize your skills, overcome objections, and build rapport with your job interviewer.

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