Help for Job Seekers in Potomac

 Montgomery County Public Libraries is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs throughout November. All workshops are offered virtually.

An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) are required for participation.


Throughout November – Every Monday: 9:30-11:30 a.m. H.I.R.E. 

(Helping Individuals Reach Employment) Sessions. Sign up to meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance with your job search. Register:


Wednesday, Nov. 10: 2-3 p.m. 

Job Searching Tips and Resources for Veterans

Learn about key MCPL resources for job-seeking veterans – including an introduction to newly launched Brainfuse-VetNow. VetNow is an online tool that assists veterans with navigating the VA system, transitioning to civilian employment, and excelling in academics. The session will also feature the Maryland Department of Labor – and their services to assist veterans seeking employment. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5717157


Monday Nov. 15: 1-3 p.m. Job Search Strategies (in a Pandemic)

Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in the current (pandemic) job market. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5727336


Tuesday/Thursday Nov. 16 and 18: 5:45-7:45 p.m. 

LinkedIn Boot Camp (Part I / Part II)

This popular two-session/two-day workshop focuses on both the mechanics & strategy of using LinkedIn as a tool to conduct a successful job search. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5136279 


Tuesday, Nov. 16: 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 (MWBC). Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5727617


Wednesday, Nov. 17: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government

Find out everything you need to know about applying for jobs with Montgomery County Government. Register: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5193362


Wednesday, Nov. 17: 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: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5727305

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