Libraries Present Program For Young Job Seekers

CRANFORD—The Kenilworth and Cranford public libraries co-sponsoring a presentation for job seekers at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Ellen Gordon Reeves, a noted expert on job-hunting and the author of a witty, no-nonsense career manual, “Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job” will offer helpful advice geared to young job seekers.


Gordon Reeves has an Ed. M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and she was the education editor of the New Press for fifteen years.  She currently serves as the resume and job-hunting expert at the Columbia Publishing Course.  With a focus on young job seekers, her book provides a step-by-step guide to identifying what works and what doesn’t in today’s especially challenging job market.

While placing a special emphasis on the importance of a professional mind-set, which includes such basics as having a working cell phone, a respectable e-mail address and proper attire for a job interview, Gordon Reeves also covers the important do’s and don’ts of writing cover letters and resumes.  In addition, her book covers such essential topics as how to negotiate your salary, what to expect in a review, and basic on-the-job common sense for the newly hired.

Gordon Reeves’ presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, and she will remain on hand to sign copies of her book, which will be available for sale after the presentation.

This program is free and all are welcome. Pre-registration is not required.  For more information, call the Cranford Public Library at 1-908-709-7272 or the Kenilworth Public Library at 1-908-276-2451 or visit or

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