Montgomery Libraries Offer Free Job Seeking and Entrepreneurial Workshops throughout April

Montgomery County Public Libraries will offer free online workshops for job seekers and entrepreneurs through its H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) program.

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

H.I.R.E Session details

  • When: Throughout April, every Monday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Sign up to meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance with your job search. Register:

Monday, April 4: 1-3 p.m. Job Search Strategies (in a Pandemic)

Wednesday, April 6: 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, April 12: 1-2 p.m. Google Drive Basics

Tuesday, April 19: 10-11:30 a.m. Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • Are you just starting your entrepreneurial journey? This workshop will cover the fundamentals of building a business and help you determine if you’re ready to become a small business owner. Presented in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Business Center. Register:

Tuesday/Thursday, April 19 and 21: 5:30-8 p.m. LinkedIn Boot Camp for 45+ Job Seekers (Sessions I and II)

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

Wednesday, April 20: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government