Employment Resources Available at Philadelphia FIGHT Posted on August 1, 2013 by Philadelphia FIGHT Searching for employment can be a daunting task. Philadelphia FIGHT offers several resources that may be useful for job seekers. Be sure to contact the AIDS Library at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information about any of the resources spotlighted in this post. Please make sure to call each program directly to check eligibility in order to participate in the services highlighted below. IN THE AIDS LIBRARY Here are some titles that we have in the AIDS Library that could be helpful for job seekers. Job interview preparation: Job Interview Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: How to Put Red Flags Behind You to Win the Job, by Caryl and Ronald L. KrannichNetworking and Interviewing for Jobs, by Ronald C. Mendlin Resume and cover letter tips and examples: Resume, Application and Letter Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 185 Tips for Landing the Perfect Job, by Ronald L. KrannichBest Resumes and Letters for Ex-Offenders, by Wendy S. EnelowGallery of Best Resumes: A Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers, by David Noble Job hunting advice and tips for retaining employment: Job Hunting Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 101 Smart Steps That Can Change Your Life, by Ronald L. KrannichJIST’s Putting the Bars Behind You Series: Instructor’s Resource Manual, by Ronald C. MendlinThe Job Loss Recovery Guide: A Proven Program for Getting Back to Work — Fast!, by Lynn JosephThe 2004 Philadelphia County Assistance Office Employment and Training Programs, by Philadelphia County Assistance Office Tips for navigating the workplace: Managing AIDS in the Workplace, by Sam B. PuckettAIDS in the Workplace: Legal Questions and Practical Answers, by William F. BantaAIDS Issues in the Workplace: A Response Model for Human Resource Management, by Dale A. MasiGay Issues in the Workplace, by Brian McNaughtPublic Library Services for the Poor: Doing All We Can, by Leslie Edmonds Holt and Glen E. HoltAIDS and the Public Workforce: Local Government Preparedness in Managing the Epidemic, by James D. SlackAIDS in the Workplace: Employee Attitudes and Perceptions and the Impact of Educational Programs, by Vincent Gerard KownackiReturning to Work: A Helpful Guide, by the AIDS Law Project of PennsylvaniaYour Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Kate Repa Educational resources for job seekers: McGraw Hill’s GED: The Most Complete and Reliable Study Program for the GED Tests, by Patricia MulcroneThe Complete Idiot’s Guide to Computer Basics, by Joe KraynakOffice 20013 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, by Peter WeverkaOffice 2007 for Dummies, by Wally Wang DVDs exploring HIV/AIDS and employment: All of Us – Documentary about two women struggling with the social factors that put them at risk for HIV.Philadelphia – Fictional account of an HIV-positive man challenging discrimination (set in Philly!). INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE Employment Resource Guide The Society for Employment and Equal Rights of the Institute of Community Justice publishes a resource guide for formerly incarcerated people seeking employment in the Philadelphia area. The resource guide includes: Job searching tipsJob training for people with a criminal recordInformation about staffing agencies and part-time workCompanies that have hired formerly convicted peopleComputer access resourcesTips for creating a resume Download the Employment Resource Guide 2014 [PDF] To open the PDF, you need Adobe Reader. Click here to download Adobe Reader for free to download Adobe Reader for free. To get copies of the printed and bound Employment Resource Guide, please Contact Us. The Institute for Community Justice offers two comprehensive programs that may be useful for job seekers in Philadelphia. Access to Recovery Life Skills Program When: Every Thursday, 2-4pmWhere: Institute for Community Justice21 S. 12th Street, 7th Floor (Between Market and Chestnut)Philadelphia, PA 19107 Details: This course consists of 9 classes and some topics covered are setting goals, violence prevention, parenting, and stress management. For more information contact Akua at (215) 525-0460 ext. 403 Access to Recovery Career Development Workshops When: Every Thursday, 11am-1pmWhere: Institute for Community Justice21 S. 12th StREET, 7th Floor (Between Market and Chestnut)Philadelphia, PA 19107 Details: Come learn various career development skills including – Resume creationTips for keeping a jobEntrepreneurial skillsInterviewing skillsUsing a computer for your job searchCompleting online job applicationsOvercoming a criminal record and getting employed CRITICAL PATH PROJECT Career Development – Job Readiness Classes (ENROLLMENT REQUIRED) Call 215-985-4448 ext. 279 to enroll in this course. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoon for 2 hours over an 8 week period Details: Enroll in this class if you would like to learn valuable career development skills including: Writing a great resume and cover letterInterviewing skillsLearning how to understand job descriptionsResearch potential employers Special Note: You must have some basic computer skills to enter this class. In addition to valuable job and computer skills, students that enroll in the class will also: Leave with both a hard and digital copy of their new resume, cover letter, and thank you letter for future updates and changes2 SEPTA tokens at the end of each sessionA certificate of completion at the end of classA graduation party Please be on the lookout for the next installment of our employment series! The next post will feature employment resources available for job seekers in the Philadelphia, PA area.