Dependable Strengths: Identifying Your Own Excellence

If you are ready to take your job, career, or life in a new and more fulfilling direction, come and start here. In this workshop you will identify your own unique potential for excellence and get tips on how to develop it. You will identify your strengths and plan your next steps for developing them.

This seminar is presented by Mike Cragin, a Certified Facilitator from the Center for Dependable Strengths.

Registration is required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online.

How to Organize for an Efficient Job Search

Join Louisiana’s only Certified Professional Organizer, Alyssa Trosclair, to learn about how to organize for an efficient job search. We will discuss the importance of staying organized throughout the job-seeking process. You will also learn various organizational methods and tools that can help make sure you stay organized and maximize your employment potential.

Registration required. Please call 225-231-3733 or register online here.

Yes, They Are Hiring: State and City-Parish Civil Service

If you’re interested in getting a civil service job with the state or city-parish government, you won’t want to miss this seminar. Our panel will feature a representative from the Louisiana State Department of Civil Service, as well as a representative from the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of EBR Recruitment Division. Each of them will discuss the types of career paths offered within their organization, the openings they’re seeking to fill at the moment, and the proper procedures for applying.

Please note that this is an informational seminar, not a job fair.

To register, please call the Career Center at (225) 231-3733, or visit their website.

Reach Customers Online with Google

Your East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to partner with BlinkJar Media to present Get Your Business Online with Google, a free program specifically tailored for local small businesses. Google is spending the money and resources to send Google’s National Trainer, Sixcia Devine, to Baton Rouge to discuss directly with business owners the Ultimate Marketing Playbook for Using Google

Join Google, Simply-360, and BlinkJar Media for this one time opportunity on December 13, 2018, at the Main Library on Goodwood. The event starts at 8:30 AM. Breakfast and lots of coffee will be served.

Make sure to RSVP online! The first 75 RSVP-ers get awesome Google swag!

Mastering the Job Interview


10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Registration required. Please call (225) 231-3733 or register online here.

Are you searching for a new job? Your performance during an interview can land you – or cost you – your dream job. Learn to perfect your job interview skills through this seminar. Career Center staff will present:

  • Tips for a great interview
  • Common traps and pitfalls to avoid
  • Interactive demonstrations for answering the most common interview questions


How to Start a Nonprofit

Are you interested in starting a nonprofit? Nonprofits are 501 (c) (3) organizations, which means they are formed for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, and they are eligible for federal and state tax exemptions. Come and attend this informative hands-on workshop to learn what is required to create a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.

The Career Center is hosting this workshop in cooperation with the Southeast Louisiana Women’s Business Center. The workshop will be presented by Joyce James, MBA, Director of SELA Women’s Business Center. Registration is required. Please call 225-231-3733 or register online here.

Career Center Job Club

Job Club for Job Seekers in Professional Careers

 SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 – DECEMBER 16, 2018




The Career Center of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is sponsoring this 14-week job search and networking group (job club) for job seekers in professional careers. Job searching can be a lonely and discouraging activity, and this group will provide you with a safe space and like-minded professionals. Share experiences, network, encourage, learn the latest job search techniques, and be accountable to each other. This workshop is free of charge and open to individuals in professional careers who are seeking employment.

Weekly Schedule

  •  Week 1 – Introduction and Job Search Basics
  • Week 2 – Traditional Job Search 201
  • Week 3 – Resumes
  • Week 4 – Informational Interviews and Networking
  • Week 5 – Job Search Letters
  • Week 6 – Personal Branding and Developing the Elevator Pitch
  • Week 7 – Everything You Need to Know About the Interview, Part 1
  • Week 8 – Everything You Need to Know About the Interview, Part 2
  • Week 9 – Social Media for the Job Search
  • Week 10 – Managing Personal Finances
  • Week 11 – Dealing with Change / What If I Didn’t Get the Job
  • Week 12 – Salary Negotiation
  • Week 13 – Starting Your Own Business
  • Week 14 – What if I Do Get the Job? How to get off to the right start