Free Webinars: Another Useful Tool To Enhance Job Searching Skills

by Genise Gorman, Head Editor, INALJ Arkansas

Free Webinars: Another Useful Tool To Enhance Job Searching Skills

inalj wordle feb 2013Many job seekers are familiar with social networking sites, job sites, and simply searching Google to find information on the tools they may need to secure a job in today’s economy.  These are all great resources, and offer a plethora of information for job seekers.

However, Webinars are a fantastic and useful tool to incorporate as job seekers look to enhance their job search skills.

They are similar to an on-line course, except they only require one day, usually no more than an hour, you can ask questions from a live person, and most are  free.  If you happen to get started late, miss it, or were unable to keep track of all the information during the session, don’t worry, a transcript is usually made available at the end.  So the next time you are looking to enhance your job searching skills, if you’ve never experienced what webinars have to offer, give them a try.

 

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its social media presence has grown to include Facebook (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ. INALJ has had over 20.5 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians find employment! Through grassroots marketing, word of mouth and a real focus on exploring unconventional resources for job leads, INALJ grew from a subscription base of 20 friends to a website with over 500,000 visits in one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 

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