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Career Path & Learning Expo

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
If you are entering or re-entering the workforce, looking for job training, or interested in learning more about education options and financial aid – this Expo is perfect for you! Participating organizations and presenters include:

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Development Coalition
Dayton Metro Library
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley
Indiana Wesleyan
Miami Valley Career Technology Center Adult Education
New Horizons Learning Center
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education

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On the Job: Career Conversations

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Join us to learn about a variety of career paths directly from local residents who have found success in these fields. Attendees will gather in small conversational groups to discuss the necessary background and preparation to pursue fulfilling employment.
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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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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- Does research really matter? How much is enough?

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

Job seekers should research a potential employer before applying and/ or interviewing. But how much research is enough? What is the most important information and where is it found? The Job Seekers team will highlight library resources, and other methods such as human intel, you should check out before you apply or interview.

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Job Seekers Open Lab- Creating a Professional LinkedIn profile

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

LinkedIn is a great professional networking tool for job seekers. Take advantage of this open lab to create or update a LinkedIn profile that showcases skills and experience and highlights interest in new opportunities. Library volunteers and staff will be on hand to help.

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Resume Creation and Job Applications

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Conference Room
Learn different ways to create a basic resume using Word templates and WinWay 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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What's Funny?

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Write jokes, act out a comedy skit, and learn about the world of comedy.
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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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