Getting Addison Back to Work

Getting Addison Back to Work LogoFinding a job can be a challenge, especially right now. Take your job search skills to the next level with our Getting Addison Back to Work program!

Thanks to our partnership with Google and the Public Library Association, you can take virtual workshops during September 2020 to learn things like building your resume, collaborating and working remotely, finding flexible careers, and using Google tools to help you find your next job. If you participate in each of our Getting Addison Back to Work events, you will be awarded a completion certificate. Fill out the certificate completion form when you have finished the required programs so that we can verify your participation. Recordings are available here.

Upcoming Events

*= event required for completion certificate

Resume Revamp – Tell the Story Behind the Story - Recording Available

Learn the #1 trade secret that will drastically improve your resume in 30 seconds or less, as well as employment industry secrets that employers and recruiters won’t share.

Tues., Sept. 1  10:00-12:00


Power Your Job Search with Google Tools*  -  Recording Available

Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. We'll meet via Zoom.

Weds., Sept. 9 10:00-11:00


Discover and Prepare for Flexible Careers with Google Tools*  -  Recording Available

Digital skills are becoming increasingly important for career advancement. In this training, we’ll introduce you to best practices for using Google to search for a job. We’ll also share tools and resources to help prepare you for problem solving in a digital world. We'll meet via Zoom.

Mon., Sept. 14 10:00-11:00 


Personal Career Consultations 

Meet one-on-one with a career search professional who will help you formulate a plan and determine the best course of action to secure the best possible position for you. Consultations also available in Spanish. We'll meet via Zoom.

Solicite una cita individualizada con un especialista en búsqueda de empleos. Le ayudará a formular un plan y a determinar los pasos a seguir para encontrar el mejor puesto para usted.

Tues., Sept. 15 10:00-12:00


Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely*  -  Recording Available

Learn about Google tools that can help you work and stay productive no matter where you are. Plus, get tips on more free online resources to help you gain new digital skills. We'll meet via Zoom.

Thurs., Sept. 24 10:00-11:00


Searching for a Job During Uncertain Times* - Recording Available Upon Request

Learn actionable steps for how to position yourself for success during this unpredictable and challenging season. Participants will learn how to network effectively, how to research and identify target companies, and resume and interviewing tips. We'll meet via Zoom.

Weds., Sept. 30 10:00-11:30


More to Explore

Free Online Classes and More

With your Addison Public Library card, you can add new skills to your resume with these online learning tools:

  • Udemy: thousands of online video courses in business, tech, and personal development across 75+ categories.
  • Brainfuse: career resources with live resume help and critique
  • DigitalLearn: tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed
  • Gale Courses: hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development and technology skills.

One-on-One Appointments

Need some specialized help with your resume or your job search? You can schedule an appointment with our staff!

Career Online High School

Adults earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. We provide a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, or continue their education.

The Getting Addison Back to Work program is made possible thanks to the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills grant, awarded to us by Google and the Public Library Association.