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What your resume should look like today

resume exampleHere is a sample of what your resume should look like today. click on the picture on the left and check it out.

Free Dial Up Internet Services Available through Montgomery County Libraries

Free Dial Up Internet Services Available through Montgomery County Libraries
Montgomery County and Prince George's County Public Libraries are offering free and renewable 180-day dial-up Internet service for residents' home computers through the program Sailor Cruise Accounts. Participants must have a valid library card, and possess a computer, telephone modem and landline. Register in person at a circulation desk at any Montgomery County or PG County Library.

Click here for more information or call 410-396-4636.

Employment Search Tips

Employment Search Tip #1

Include a Cover Letter when submitting a resume or in an on-line application. This helps you stand out from the competition and allows you to go into more detail about your experience than the resume.

The cover letter consists of four paragraphs and is one page in length:

  1. Paragraph 1: Why you are writing, the position title, and where you heard about the opening. Try to make this paragraph grab the reader's attention.
  2. Paragraph 2: How your skills, abilities, experience, and education meet the job duties and requirements;
  3. Paragraph 3: Why you want to work for the organization;
  4. Paragraph 4: Next steps you plan to take to follow up.
 
Employment Search Tip #2
 
Edit your resume and cover letter for each opening to which you apply. The skills and experience on your resume and in your cover letter should reflect the skills and experience in the job description. Use the words that appear in the job description in both  of your documents--as long as they are descriptive of your skills and experience. For each skill, accomplishment, or experience that you include on your resume be sure to have some examples which illustrate the point.
 
 
Employment Search Tip #3
 

Combine your cover letter and resume into a single document when using an email attachment. And also paste the contents of both documents into the body of the email that you send.

Combining them as one attachment ensures that the entire submission will be printed out and or viewed by the recipient. If you have two separate attachments the recipient may inadvertently only open and look at one of them.

Pasting the information into the text of the email ensures that the recipient has your information even if they are unable to open or read your attachment.

For a job you are really excited about send the cover letter and resume via snail mail--through the USPS. This will help you stand out from the competition.

 
 
Employment Search Tip #4
 

Unemployed?Enhance your job search by improving your hard and soft skills. Take a class to keep your skills current or add new marketable skills. Volunteer in an organization and in a role that you will enjoy and that will enhance your marketability. Show employers that you are serious about getting back to work.

The Job of Finding a Job Workshop

This is a useful pdf file that will guide you to finding your dream job in life. Don't hesitate anymore and begin right now by clicking the link down below.

The Job of Finding a Job Workshop 

Skills and Training Opportunities

Financial Fitness Challenge

Are you a City of Gaithersburg resident? Do you want to explore strategies for saving money and win prizes? Find out about the Financial Fitness Challenge!

If you are interested in participating or just learning more, feel free to contact the CareerCatchers staff with questions or go on the website here.

Apartment Leasing Spring 2017

  • Get trained to become an Apartment Leasing Professional.

Super Vita Day 2017

  • Get help with taxes!

 

 

 

Current Job Opportunities

Construction Workers Wanted

  • Gearing up for Purple Line construction