Thursday, July 16 the Library will host two virtual classes about résumés and job interview skills.

The American Library Association (ALA) announced that Lawton Public Library is selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. The Library will use the funding to host free virtual workshops on digital skills using resources from Grow with Google.

Thursday, July 16, 2:00 pm- 2:30 pm. Google Your Way to Work Part I: Résumé Hacks. Find out how to incorporate job description keywords into a stellar resume. Also, learn best practices for adding skills & job history into easy resume templates & job applications.

Thursday, July 16, 2:45 pm- 3:15 pm. Google Your Way to Work Part II: Interview Success. Discover hacks for phones, video, & in-person interviews. Hear from hiring managers on what they look for in a successful candidate.

“Libraries have long been America’s gathering place for learning. From learning new digital skills for the workplace, to creating a résumé or growing your business online, people are going to libraries as resources for professional growth now more than ever,” said Nicky Rigg, program manager for Digital Skills outreach at Google. “Grow with Google is excited to support library programs across the country to help ensure that economic opportunity exists for everyone.”

This program is funded by Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, which was created so that local libraries can combine their own program offerings with Grow with Google training materials to offer virtual community workshops or other activities aimed at empowering small businesses to grow online or assisting job seekers to prepare for and find work.

Registration required. Contact 580.581.3450 ext. 4 or rpierce@lawtonok.gov for more details.

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