Business Digest


March 08, 2004

Free workshops offered this month to help job-seekers

The Maryland Job Service, a division of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and the Howard County One-Stop Employment Center are offering free workshops this month to help job-seekers find work.

"Strategies for Employment," a one-session overview of job search services available at the Howard County One-Stop Center, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on three Thursdays - this week and March 18 and 25.

A "Resume Critique" workshop, focused on creating high-impact resumes, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 15.

An "Early Intervention" workshop covers resumes and cover letters, networking and interviewing. The two-day workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 to 17 and 30 to 31.

"Powerful Interviewing Tips," for job-seekers who get interviews but no job offers, will be discussed from 10 a.m. to noon March 22. The workshop includes role-playing and mock interviews.

A "Salary Negotiation Tango" workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon March 29.

The workshops will be held at the One-Stop Center, 7060 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Admission is free but registration is strongly suggested.

Information: 410-312-5778 or http://www.careernet.state.

Business women's group schedules meeting today

The Columbia Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold its monthly meeting today at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle.

A social hour starts at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 6 p.m.

A presentation by the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County is planned. Professional women in all fields are welcome.

The cost is $25. Reservations are required. Information: Casey Coven, 443-756-5467 or www.

Central Library to offer career search program

The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will offer "For Your Job Search," a program on databases, job-related Web sites, and the library's business, periodical and career collections, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7860.

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