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Westfield Memorial Library Presents New Job Search Skills for the 40+ Employee


The Westfield Memorial Library presents the workshop, New Job Search Skills for the 40+Employee on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Taught by Nancy Anderson, President of Blackbird Learning Associates, Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker looks at the statistics facing the older worker and evaluates the skills and competencies needed to change the word “Discourage” to “Encourage.”

This hands-on session targets the age 40+ employee looking to change careers, jobs or re-enter the workforce. The topics presented in the session include, Motivation, Career and Transferable Skills Assessment, choosing the appropriate resume format, and examining a job description for key job skills and matches.

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The session also reviews networking, interviewing and follow-up activities for a successful job search strategy. Ms. Anderson will also discuss technological advancements in job search strategies and workshop participants will leave with a number of valuable resources.

Ms Anderson has over 25 years experience in Human Resources, Learning  and Development, and Relationship Management in the pharmaceutical, finance and insurance industries. In her career she has led the training projects for many high-profile company initiatives such as Johnson & Johnson, the CIT Group, The Bank of New York and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

During her career, she has trained thousands of domestic and international employees. Ms Anderson is the author of “Job Search for Moms,” published in 2010. She is currently working on her second job search book and anticipates a 2013 release.

The event is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at, click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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