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Put Your Best Foot Forward In Your Career Path

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man walking forward with shadows.jpgDiscover clever ways to increase your effectiveness in your career search as well as in the workplace. Through hands-on activities you will increase your value as an employee by strengthening soft skills such as: interpersonal communication, interview preparation, and professionalism.

Date: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington Park

This program is free, and open to the public. No registration is required.

Looking for a job?

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The Milwaukee Public Library has numerous resources for job seekers:

  • Seven MPL locations offer drop-in job help. A job trainer specialist is available to help you complete online job applications, write a resume, search online job listings and obtain a free email account. For more information stop by any MPL location or call Ready Reference at (414) 286-3011.

  • All MPL locations have materials you can check out to help with your job search. Central Library also has an area on the second floor with career and job reference books. These books can't be checked out, but you can use them in the library to find a lot of information. The book below is an example.


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  • When looking for a job, MPL's databases provide invaluable resources. For example, Access Video helps you explore careers, provides job searching tips and much more. There's also Career Cruising to help with career information and interest and aptitude self-quizzes. WISCareers and LearningExpress Library may be of help to job seekers too.
  • MPL also has a lot of great databases to help you research companies. Try ReferenceUSA, Business & Company Resource Center and Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database to answer all sorts of questions. For example, you can research specific companies, find certain types of companies in particular areas and look up contact information.
  • And finally, MPL offers Job Seeker Help and Job Listing Sites.



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Patents 101

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Light_bulb_Edison_2.jpgHave you got a great idea that you'd love to patent? The first step will be to explore what's already been patented to make sure that you're the first to think of it. The Milwaukee Public Library is a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Depository. While librarians cannot do a patent search for you, these monthly programs will show you how to get started by using USPTO guidelines.

Date: February 28, 2011
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Central Library Computer Training Lab


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Drop-In Job Help!

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Need help creating a resume or filing out an online job application? Stop by one of our drop-in job help workshops! This program, funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant and made possible with funds from Northwestern Mutual Foundation, provides assistance to individuals searching for jobs. A job trainer specialist is available to help you learn how to complete online job applications, write a resume online, search online job listings and obtain a free e-mail account. Drop -in job help is available at:
Central Library : Tuesdays 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Fridays 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m., and Saturdays 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Atkinson Library: Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bay View Library: Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Forest Home Library: Monday 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King:Monday 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.


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Starting in Mid-August, a few branch libraries will be offering job and resume help for an hour a week. A string of computers will be set aside specifically for these activities. Also, a trained employment specialist will be on hand to assist anyone in need. For more details contact your local library.



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Job Seeker Help @ MPL

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Searching for a job? MPL has the resources to help you find a new career.

Job Search

Did you know that three MPL libraries offer free, drop-in job searching help?

During these sessions, a job trainer specialist is available to help you learn how to complete online job applications, write a resume online, search online job listings, and obtain a free e-mail account.

Find these job sessions, funded by grants from the Miller Brewing Company and the Tellier Foundation, at the following locations:

Central Libary, Saturdays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Center Street Library, Tuesdays from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. & Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Forest Home Library, Mondays from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Also, our newly updated Job Seeker Help web page is a great source for links and information about local job opportunites, resume tips, and additional locations for job and resume help in Milwaukee.

And don't forget about all the great books you can check out about resumes, cover letters, and job interviews!

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