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"Conquering the Job Application Process" with Bryan Cascio

Event Type: JP Library Event
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/28/2024
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 Bryan Cascio, a senior manager of software engineering at General Electric, will lead an eight-week series titled “Conquering the Job Application Process,” in April, May and June, at the Live Oak Library, 125 Acadia Drive, Waggaman.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. There is no registration.

Bryan Cascio says he has a passion for mentoring new developers, leading people in research and development style projects, and helping those around him gain experience through new opportunities.

Prior to becoming a manager, he worked as a software engineer wearing almost every hat in the Software Development Lifecycle. He recently moved to New Orleans with his wife so she could attend law school at Loyola University.

Cascio holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Louisiana State University. He enjoys all nerdy activities, playing team sports, and helping others improve their skills.

Below is the rough outline of the program:

Week 1 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 30
• Introduction to the program
• Breaking down job descriptions
Week 2 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7
• Elevator pitches
• Individual activity - elevator pitch writing
• Group Activity - elevator pitch review
Week 3 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14
• Writing resumes
• Individual activity -- creating your resume
• Group activity (time permitting) - 1on1 resume review
Week 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 21
• Resume reviews
• Group activity - 1on1 resume review, or 1on1 elevator pitch reviews
Week 5 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28
• Interviewing skills and advice
• Group activity
• Elevator interviews - 1on1 interviews using behavioral questions
Week 6 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 4
• Interviewing recap
• Group activity – 1 on 1 interviews
Week 7 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11
• Panel interview skills and advice
• Group activity - lightning panels (groups of 3-4 people taking turns being the interviewers and the interviewees)
Week 8 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 18
• Recap week - Resume reviews; elevator interviews; lightning panels

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. More than 200 employees work for the Jefferson Parish Library including librarians, administration and support staff. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

Library: Live Oak Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 5048898143