Montgomery County Public Libraries Offers Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs in July


For Immediate Release: Monday, June 28, 2021

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs throughout July. All workshops are offered virtually.

An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) are required for participation.

Throughout July – Every Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) Sessions

Sign up to meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance with your job search. Register:

Monday, July 12; 1 – 3 p.m. – Job Search Strategies (in a Pandemic)

Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in the current (pandemic) job market. Register:

Wednesday, July 14; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government

Find out everything you need to know about applying for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Register:

Wednesday, July 14; 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Introducción al espíritu empresarial – Virtual – En asociación con el Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC)

Convertirse en un emprendedor exitoso requiere un trabajo arduo y una planificación minuciosa. Durante este taller presentaremos los siguientes conceptos:  Una evaluación de las características de los empresarios exitosos; Aclararemos algunos de los mitos y realidades de la propiedad de pequeñas empresas; Iniciaremos una autoevaluación para determinar si está preparado para convertirse en propietario de una pequeña empresa; Estableceremos un plan de acción para completar sus autoevaluaciones buscando comentarios de las partes interesadas, como familiares, amigos y clientes potenciales; Descubriremos los servicios proporcionados por el Maryland Women’s Business Center que pueden ayudarle a iniciar y hacer crecer su negocio. Register:

Tues/Thurs, July 20 & July 22; 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. – LinkedIn Boot Camp (Part I / Part II)

This popular two-session/two-day workshop focuses on both the mechanics & strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Register:

Thursday, July 22; 1 – 3 p.m. – How to Prepare for your Virtual Job Interview

Learn how to differentiate yourself from other candidates, be Zoom ready, package your experience, tell your story, be ready for challenging questions and feel more confident in your next interview. Register:

Tuesday, July 27; 12:30 p.m. – Proctored Northstar Assessment Test; Assess your Digital Literacy Skills

Demonstrate your digital literacy skills by taking a proctored Northstar Assessment test during a scheduled test session.  If you score 85 percent or higher, you’ll earn a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate to share with your employers. Tests will be administered and monitored remotely – allowing you to take the test from the convenience of your home.  Request a Learner Account to get started:;  Registration is required to take a proctored test. Register:

For more information on Montgomery County Public Libraries’ other virtual programs for all ages, visit the website. To sign up for MCPL’s newsletter, visit the subscription page.

Release ID: 21-498
Media Contact: Monika Hammer 240-463-2442


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