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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

March 2019

Career Connections Presents – Top Notch Resumes 1: The Basics

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Resumes are a critical part of getting a job.  Oftentimes, resumes, coupled with cover letters, are your introduction to a potential employer.  Resumes should communicate your skills, talents, abilities, and accomplishments while also making a strong and lasting impression on those reading your resume.  Please join us as we go over tips and tricks to strengthen your resume.  

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April 2019

Money Matters

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Money plays a critical role in our lives, from how we operate day-to-day to our long term financial goals, such as retirement, purchasing a car, or buying a house.  Educating ourselves on our money, especially spending and saving, are important for ensuring financial stability and becoming financially literate.  As such, the NJ State Library is proud to kick of this year's Money Smart Week with Money Matters from the FDIC.  The Money Matters module will show participants how to manage their…

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Understanding Social Security

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

As people prepare for retirement, one of the biggest factors revolves around Social Security.  Popular questions include "How much will I get?", "Will it be enough?", and "Can I still work?".  Please join us as the Credit Union of New Jersey and Member Wealth Management unravel the intricacies of Social Security, including: Social Security Eligibility Filing for Benefits Benefits for Spouses Working after you begin collecting NOT A CREDIT UNION DEPOSIT; NOT NCUA INSURED; NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT…

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Small Business Administration Resources and Services

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Starting and maintaining a small business can be difficult without the right funding and help.  The Small Business Administration can provide small business owners with the tools and resources to help start and grow your business.  Please join us as Erika Pearson from the SBA will present resources and services the SBA has to offer new and existing entrepreneurs and small businesses. There are local resources available, for little or no charge, that offer training and counseling services developed to…

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Grow Your Own Veggies

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

One of the joys of gardening is being able to grow your own food.  The spring is the perfect time to start making the necessary preparations to grow your favorite vegetables.  Please join us as Mike Gliddon, Rutgers Master Gardener in Mercer County for 9 years, introduces the benefits of vegetable gardening and  where to grow your vegetables, what to grow in this area and how to grow them. Brief details will be given on potential pests and diseases. Also…

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Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers – Late Stage

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

People who suffer with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia require different care at different stages of the disease.  In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care-giving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease.  Please join us and the Alzheimer's Association for this program where you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.  

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Career Connections Presents – Top Notch Resumes 2

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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Career Connections Presents - Top Notch Resumes 1: The Basics focused on the 2 main types of resumes and what should be included on them.  In Top Notch Resumes 2, we delve deeper into maximizing our resumes and other supplemental material that accompany them.  Topics covered will include: Mining job postings/descriptions for important details Tailoring resumes to specific jobs Converting resumes from Chronological to Functional Cover letters  

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May 2019

Diving Deeper into Genetic Genealogy

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Genetic genealogy is becoming much more popular, allowing people to connect with unknown relatives and even becoming a tool for law enforcement to solve cold cases.  Please join us as professional genealogist Melissa Johnson dives deeper into genetic genealogy.  Learn more than the basics about DNA testing and how it can be useful to supplement the traditional paper trail for genealogical research.  Discover more about using the testing companies’ websites to analyze and compare test results, how to use third…

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Financial Side of College Graduation

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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In November, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority presented a program on how to pay for college.  As graduation dates creep ever closer, HESAA is back to talk about what to expect financially after graduation.  The feelings of joy and accomplishment after graduation can quickly fade as the real world of financial obligations start to set in.  Samantha Benson, Training Administrator for HESAA, will cover topics such as credit scores, student loan repayment programs, aggregate loan limits, and the cost…

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Career Connections Presents – Master the Art of Networking

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States
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A critical component of anyone's career goals and advancement is networking.  Finding the right job or career can be all about WHO you know rather than WHAT you know.  Join us as we highlight why networking is so important in today's job environment while addressing the following topics: Identifing, building, and expanding your network Network planning Using social media  

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June 2019

Active Listening and Inquiry for Managers

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Dealing with co-workers, especially if you are in a supervisory role, can be challenging.  Communication is key when managing a workplace and active listening and inquiry are important communication tools in every manager's toolbox.  Aaron Chavis will provide mangers and leaders with an introduction into the power and effectiveness of listening and asking high powered questions as a tool to improve supervisory skills, build trust and rapport, and improve employee/manager relations.  Course objectives include: Dispel Myths of Active Listening and…

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