UPCOMING EVENTS

These events are designed to help job seekers upgrade skills, practice interviewing or résumé writing, and connect with employers. They are being provided free of cost by community partners unless otherwise specified, will typically require an advance registration, and may be offered on a variety of different platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Teams, which may require that you have access to that app on your device. Hiring events often ask that you submit a résumé before the date of the event in order to be considered for a same day interview. Events marked with an asterisk (*) are being held in-person. Please read all registration information carefully.

Skills & Abilities Analysis | Thursday, July 29th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial – a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers.

Young Adult Exceed Workshop | Thursday, July 29th | 2:00pm-2:45pm | FREE

Kickstarting a new series of workshops, the Young Adult team presents vital topics for 16-24 year olds entering the workforce. These include subjects like how to build a resume, how to prepare for an interview, what are some of our internship opportunities, and plenty more. Drop on by to learn something new!

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop | Friday, July 30th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews!

Important Interview Techniques | Tuesday, August 3rd | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Ace the interview, we walk through how to best answer difficult questions and how following up benefits the confirmation to choose you.

Career Boost: Apprenticeships | Tuesday, August 3rd | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

Join us to learn about opportunities as an apprentice in many different industries and positions!

*TacoTime Hiring Event | Thursday, August 5th | 9:00am-6:00pm | FREE

Hiring for 4 Pierce County locations, with offers on the spot for crew members, prep cooks, and cashiers: a great entry level position with flexible scheduling for your extracurricular activities! Also hiring for the management team! RSVP today and come see us Thursday or Friday to learn more!

Career Boost: HR | Thursday, August 5th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

Join us to learn about opportunities in Human Resources as well as training and support to help you on your journey!

Young Adult Exceed Workshop | Thursday, August 5th | 2:00pm-2:45pm | FREE

Kickstarting a new series of workshops, the Young Adult team presents vital topics for 16-24 year-olds entering the workforce. These include subjects like how to build a resume, how to prepare for an interview, what are some of our internship opportunities, and plenty more. Drop on by to learn something new!

*Uline Warehouse Hiring Event | Thursday, August 5th | 4:00pm-7:00pm | FREE

Uline in Lacey is looking for warehouse associates and management trainees. We offer competitive wages and benefits, flexible schedules and plenty of room for growth. Join us for this in-person hiring event to learn more or start your new career path! Social distancing measures will be in place for this event, and pre-registration is required to secure an interview.

*TacoTime Hiring Event | Friday, August 6th | 9:00am-6:00pm | FREE

Hiring for 4 Pierce County locations, with offers on the spot for crew members, prep cooks, and cashiers: a great entry level position with flexible scheduling for your extracurricular activities! Also hiring for the management team! RSVP today and come see us Thursday or Friday to learn more!

Strategies For Success (Module 1) | Monday, August 9th – Thursday, August 12th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 1: Work concepts I – Every good plan needs a great road map – develop yours here!

  • Develop a roadmap to success while discussing self-motivation, exploring careers and learning what employers really want
  • Learn how to prepare and apply for jobs, package yourself like a professional and share your story
  • Understand what employers mean when they say customer service, workplace diversity, team building and professionalism

It’s Your Business… Get Started!| Tuesday, August 10th | 1:00pm-3:00pm | FREE

Want to be an entrepreneur and start your own business… but afraid to? Well, this is the workshop for you!

• Learn how to understand and manage the fear associated with starting a business.
• Understand why more people should seriously consider entrepreneurship in the 21st century.
• We will discuss the lowered cost and barriers to starting a business.
• Learn about available resources to help you start your business.

Young Adult Exceed Workshop | Thursday, August 12th | 2:00pm-2:45pm | FREE

Kickstarting a new series of workshops, the Young Adult team presents vital topics for 16-24 year-olds entering the workforce. These include subjects like how to build a resume, how to prepare for an interview, what are some of our internship opportunities, and plenty more. Drop on by to learn something new!

Strategies For Success (Module 2) | Monday, August 16th – Thursday, August 19th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 2: Health and well-being – What is ‘work-life’ balance? How do I take care of me while taking care of everyone else? Come learn with us!

  • Examine your inner-professional, core values, life choices and personal integrity
  • Learn how to be personally and professionally self-aware, establish boundaries and develop better stress and time management skills
  • Evaluate your social readiness and online footprint
  • Learn to access community resources and expand networking skills
  • Improve your ability to solve problems, set goals and develop new action planning techniques

Young Adult Exceed Workshop | Thursday, August 19th | 2:00pm-2:45pm | FREE

Kickstarting a new series of workshops, the Young Adult team presents vital topics for 16-24 year-olds entering the workforce. These include subjects like how to build a resume, how to prepare for an interview, what are some of our internship opportunities, and plenty more. Drop on by to learn something new!

Strategies For Success (Module 3) | Monday, August 23rd – Thursday, August 26th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 3: Communication – Communication is a skill that never stops growing! Come learn how to improve your skills and odds of landing that next job!

  • Learn about interpersonal and business communication and discover your own style
  • Develop better listening, writing, computer and presentation skills
  • Find out about verbal & non-verbal cues, practice conflict resolution and get tips on emotional control
  • Get tips on how to present yourself the right way on the phone, in email and on social media.

Young Adult Exceed Workshop | Thursday, August 26th | 2:00pm-2:45pm | FREE

Kickstarting a new series of workshops, the Young Adult team presents vital topics for 16-24 year-olds entering the workforce. These include subjects like how to build a resume, how to prepare for an interview, what are some of our internship opportunities, and plenty more. Drop on by to learn something new!

Strategies For Success (Module 4) | Monday, August 30th – Thursday, September 2nd

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 4: Personal strength builders – What makes you shine? Explore the skills it takes for work-place success (and grow the ones you already have)!

  • Learn how to improve your attitude, find motivation, overcome fears, plan for success, improve your situation and create great time management skills
  • Explore how to project self-worth, integrity, flexibility and adaptability
  • Get hold of your finances by forming good spending habits, getting rid of bad behaviors and become financially literate

Strategies For Success (Module 5) | Monday, September 13th – Thursday, September 16th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 5: Community engagement – Why are we such social creatures? We will show you how communities can lift each other up and how even the tiniest gestures can change the world!

  • Discover what it means when people talk about an individual’s culture or self-identity, and what it means to be sensitive to it
  • Learn about your personal and social rights, demonstrating citizenship and civic engagement

It’s Your Business… Get Started!| Tuesday, September 14th | 1:00pm-3:00pm | FREE

Want to be an entrepreneur and start your own business… but afraid to? Well, this is the workshop for you!

• Learn how to understand and manage the fear associated with starting a business.
• Understand why more people should seriously consider entrepreneurship in the 21st century.
• We will discuss the lowered cost and barriers to starting a business.
• Learn about available resources to help you start your business.

Strategies For Success (Module 6) | Monday, September 20th – Thursday, September 23rd

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 6: Work concepts II – You found the perfect job; now let us talk about how to land and keep it!

  • Learn how to multitask and stay motivated
  • Explore your personal leadership and organization skills
  • Learn to evaluate trauma vs. drama and how to manage the unexpected
  • Understand cognitive bias and how it impacts every decision we make
  • Develop a solid vision for a professional future

City Jobs: Help Session | Tuesday, September 28th | 12:30pm-2:00pm | FREE

Presented in partnership with City of Tacoma. City of Tacoma has a wide range of career opportunities. Are you interested in applying? What important information should you have to be a successful candidate? A representative from City of Tacoma’s Human Resources department has the information you need. In addition to the City Jobs resources, the session offers a workshop on workplace diversity.

The events above are offered by community partners and outside organizations, and are not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with the Pierce County Library System.