Job seekers should take advantage of computer classes

Published 7:00 am Thursday, September 3, 2015

Searching for a job has changed drastically in the last couple of years. Nowadays, the job search is done mostly via the Internet. On a daily basis, people send their resumes and cover letters to potential employers through email and job boards such as CareerBuilder or While millennials may find the process easier, those job seekers who didn’t grow up technologically savvy may find it difficult to find a job if they don’t understand how to utilize the Internet to its potential.
Fortunately, the Pearl River County Library System has partnered with the Mississippi State University Extension Service to offer computer classes for job seekers. The classes will focus on teaching people how to utilize email and social media platforms to find a job and how to write professional resumes and cover letters. Classes will be held at the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial and Poplarville libraries starting this month and last until November.
The Item applauds the library system for offering this free service to the community.
In Pearl River County, there are people seeking employment opportunities on a daily basis who may find it difficult to find a job because they don’t know how to fully utilize the web.
People in the community should take advantage of this free opportunity.
These classes not only benefit prospective employees but employers as well. Businesses across this county rely on the Internet to find workers so these classes would benefit both parties involved.
It’s services like these computer classes that really impact a community in a positive way and help the people within them thrive.
While the job-hunting process may seem daunting, it’s comforting to see that there are services in the community that can make the task a little less daunting.

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