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Job Seekers- The holiday season is a great time to job search!

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room

The holiday season often includes lots of social events which include people we don’t see very often. That’s why it is a perfect time to share a strong elevator pitch and spread the word that you’re looking for new opportunities. Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian, will shares tips and tricks for creating a WOW elevator pitch. She’ll also share techniques for meeting and greeting the right people who can help you move forward as the year draws to a close.

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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Open Lab- Employment Resources for Re-Entering Citizens

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Finding employment as an ex-offender can be a real challenge. But Montgomery County offers several programs and resources that can make the transition easier. Explore these resources and employment options for re-entering citizens during this session.
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Job Seekers- 2019 Employment Outlook

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room
Join the Job Seekers team as they discuss the employment outlook for 2019 in the Dayton region. What industries are driving the local economy? What employers are growing and adding new positions? Local economic development and employment experts will be part of the panel.
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Library Resources for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Launch Point collection includes many great books for the business reader. The Library also maintains an excellent assortment of online databases (that you can use in the library, at home or the office) to find competitors, potential customers and more. Join Business Services Librarian Ann Riegle-Crichton as she explains why a DML library card is essential equipment for business success.
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Open Lab for Job Seekers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
This special time in the Technology Lab is reserved just for job seekers who may want to work on a resume, a LinkedIn profile or submit online job applications. Library staff members will be available to demonstrate and assist with library resources, both online and in print, that provide templates, guidelines and advice, essential to job search success.
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Registration begins 12/1/2018 at 8:00 AM

Resume Creation and Job Applications

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Miamisburg
Conference Room
Learn how to use our resume software, Word templates and WinWay Resume, to create a basic resume and how to save it to a flashdrive or email. Using our online Databases you will learn job searching and the basics of applying to a job electronically and uploading your resume. 
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Navigating the 21st Century Job Search- Week 1

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Burkhardt
Community Room
This 4-part series is an interactive supplement to our monthly Job Seekers meetings. Each weekly session focuses on one essential part of the job search process that is critical to the success of the applicant. You will craft an exceptional resume that stands out, practice STAR storytelling techniques to ace any interview question and update your LinkedIn and Facebook so you shine on social media.

Week 1: "Maximizing your brand through your resume". Focus on creating a clear and compelling resume summary and description of your key skills. The first third of your resume is the most important place to grab the reader's attention. This session will focus on honing your unique message in words that will attract the attention of hiring organizations.
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The Human Factor- Are you a leader people want to follow?

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
The Human Factor- Business owners and employers spend a lot of time thinking about sales, productivity and business plans. But they rarely consider The Human Factor. This series is designed to make attendees think about company culture, communication strategies and meeting the human needs of employees and coworkers.

Workshop 1- Recruiting and Hiring Great People

Human Resources Change Consultant, Manu Brune and Leadership Coach Chris McClure will walk you through what a business owner needs to consider as they hire their first, and subsequent employees. Topics to be discussed include: strategies for becoming a leader that attracts talent by adopting the four Cs of leadership- character, competency, consistency and caring for others; how clear expectations and good interview techniques can help you recruit, sort out and retain the talent you want in your business. This event will be held at the Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St., Suite 300, Dayton 45417. This workshop is presented in conjunction with Dayton SCORE. To register, visit Dayton.score.org.

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Market Research That Won't Break the Bank

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! Join Dayton Metro Library’s Business Services Librarian who will demonstrate how you can use free library resources to: Identify potential customers; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Analyze potential business locations. This event is sponsored by the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and will be held at 714 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You must call 937-281-0118 to register.
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Job Seekers- Is a Cover Letter Necessary?

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room
The Job Seekers team will be tackling the controversial subject of cover letters. Are they necessary when you send an email via email? What are you supposed to say if you include a cover letter? Should your cover letter be a separate attachment or part of the package when you upload your resume. Bring questions, comments and even copies of cover letters you'd like the experts to evaluate.
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Library Resources for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Launch Point collection includes many great books for the business reader. The Library also maintains an excellent assortment of online databases (that you can use in the library, at home or the office) to find competitors, potential customers and more. Join Business Services Librarian Ann Riegle-Crichton as she explains why a DML library card is essential equipment for business success.
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Navigating the 21st Century Job Search- Week 2

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Burkhardt
Community Room
This 4-part series is an interactive supplement to our monthly Job Seekers meetings. Each weekly session focuses on one essential part of the job search process that is critical to the success of the applicant. You will craft an exceptional resume that stands out, practice STAR storytelling techniques to ace any interview question and update your LinkedIn and Facebook so you shine on social media.

Week 2- "Fine tuning your experiences and accomplishments". Making sure your resume clearly describes the accomplishments you have done at work. You want readers of your resume to understand the impact you have made.
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Open Lab for Job Seekers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
This special time in the Technology Lab is reserved just for job seekers who may want to work on a resume, a LinkedIn profile or submit online job applications. Library staff members will be available to demonstrate and assist with library resources, both online and in print, that provide templates, guidelines and advice, essential to job search success.
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Navigating the 21st Century Job Search- Week 3

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Burkhardt
Community Room
This 4-part series is an interactive supplement to our monthly Job Seekers meetings. Each weekly session focuses on one essential part of the job search process that is critical to the success of the applicant. You will craft an exceptional resume that stands out, practice STAR storytelling techniques to ace any interview question and update your LinkedIn and Facebook so you shine on social media.

Week 3-"Interview preparation: Creating Powerful Accomplishment Statements". Using the STAR method to document your accomplishments clearly, concisely and compellingly. Having a few compelling stories that can answer most of the important interview questions is the best way to prepare. 
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