Smart Steps Career workshop series

We’re now promoting the first of the Smart Steps Career workshop series with “Resume Writing and Presentation Skills” on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 1:00pm-4:30pm. The workshop is an expansion on the subject that was addressed at Youth Career Day held August 23, 2008. It will take place at Bruggemeyer Library in Monterey Park. The workshop is opened to all ages and is free to the general public.

We strongly recommend interested attendees pre-register at Walk-in registration is possible but seating is limited.

Last year, Youth Career Day attracted more than 80 attendees. The largely student audience was provided with useful career advice and education development lessons.

All workshops will be held at Bruggemeyer Library in Monterey Park.

Resume Writing and Presentation Skills
Date and Time: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

To a hiring manager, there are mainly two ways you can represent yourself as a viable candidate for a job: your resume and yourself. Learn how to put together an effective resume that will help you stand out in a competitive job market. Learn how to target a position more effectively by emphasizing your specific skills and experience. Articulating effectively and concisely in print also applies to your professional demeanor and appearance as well. Follow resume writing be polishing your presentation skills by learning strategies for conducting a successful interview.
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Judy Lam Judy Lam is an attorney with the law firm of Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Incorporated, Los Angeles. Bio
Kit Leung Kit Leung works in the Health Care Management group at Anthem Blue Cross as a Project Manager for the Operational Excellence Department.
Elizabeth Wu Elizabeth Wu works in the Human Resources department at Panda Restaurant Group, the parent company of the nationwide Panda Express restaurants.

Date and Time: Monday, May 18, 2009, 6:00-8:45pm
More information to come.

Opportunities in Nonprofit
Date and Time: to be announced

Opportunities in Law
Date and Time: to be announced

Women in the Workplace
Date and Time: to be announced

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Chinese American Citizens Alliance is a non-profit organization founded in 1895 to better the welfare of our community and to achieve equality and justice for Chinese Americans and others sharing common needs and goals. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the United States. A contemporary emphasis of the Alliance is the nurturing and developing of our youth. Scholarships for high school and college students, internships, youth leadership conferences, youth councils, annual high school essay contest, and art contest for first to twelve graders are on-going Alliance youth programs. and
Bruggemeyer Library Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
In February 1929, the Monterey Park City Council established the Bruggemeyer Memorial Library to provide public library service for the people of Monterey Park. The first library building opened its doors at 256 W. Garvey Avenue. It was a gift from Judge Mancha Bruggemeyer in memory of his first wife Roberta Pauline Bruggemeyer. Her picture is on the west wall of the library. The first librarian was Mrs. Helen (Nell) Thomas, who later became the second Mrs. Bruggemeyer. The current site at 318 So. Ramona was established in 1960. The State Library awarded close to $8.9 million in 2002 to expand and renovate Bruggemeyer. With additional money from a community fund raising campaign, Measure C, library trust fund and the City, Bruggemeyer, doubling its former size, reopened on September 9, 2006.
Next Generation Group Next Generation Group, Los Angeles Chapter of the Eng Family Benevolent Association
The Next Generation Group (NGG) of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Eng Family Benevolent Association was established to spearhead the efforts of generating involvement in activities that will continue the traditions of the family association, preserve and celebrate its history and achievements, and enhance its social relevancy and communal purpose for future membership. The NGG facilitates civic, philanthropic and social programs designed to increase interest and involvement.

Some of the topics of coverage and participant feedback inspired the creation of the Smart Career Steps workshops series. The principal sponsors for these workshops are the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Bruggemeyer Library and the Next Generation Group of the Eng Family Benevolent Association. A major purpose for having these workshops is to provide effective strategies and methodologies of career development and job search during challenging times for our economy.

Future workshop topics will be: entrepreneurship, opportunities in nonprofit. opportunities in law enforcement and women in the workplace. Visit for updates.

Thanks for your attention.


Rick Eng
Exeuctive Director
Next Generation Group of the Eng Family Benevolent Association

Here are useful websites to help you in your job search, research and career development.

Access Travel Center: Directory of Jobs for People with Special Needs, the Disabled, Seniors, Veterans:

Biospace: Biotech and Pharmaceutical News & Jobs:

Employment Development Department, State of California

Jobs, City of Los Angeles

Medhunters–large healthcare job board

National Association of Asian American Professionals–online career center serving the nonprofit sector

Opportunity Knocks: Nonprofit Job Search

United States Small Business Administration


Bureau of Labor Statistics: Job Interview Tips

Bankrate: Tips to coping with the economy in ’09

Bankrate: Smart Money Moves in 09, Tips and Strategies

CNN Money: 30 Best Websites for Job Hunters (May 7, 2008)

Computer World: Facebook vs. LinkedIn: Which is better for business? (March 4, 2008)

Fast Company: The Top Jobs for 2009 (January 13, 2009)

Los Angeles Times: Crafting A Resume That Will Grab Recruiters (March 29, 2009)

News Blaze: 11 Ways to Reduce the Stress During Your Job Search (February 13, 2009)

Quintessential Careers: Job Search 2.0: Advancing Your Career Through Online Social Media (February 10, 2009)

Wall Street Journal: Experts Weigh in on Job Boards (February 18, 2009)

Yahoo Finance: How Real People Grow Their Wealth (December 30, 2008)

Career Development Programs and Events

Entrepreneur Empowerment Trainin Program
Provides a limited number of full scholarships to Asian Pacific American (APA) entrepreneurs to attend business start-up and development programs. Sponsored by the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), State Farm ®, and the Association of Women’s Business Centers. The application deadline is April 20, 2009, for eight qualified scholarship recipients attend the training.

Conference: Survival 101 – Accessing Stimulus Capital in Tough Times
Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 9:30am to 12 noon. Glendale, CA
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have joined forces with the Asian Pacific Revolving Loan Fund of Los Angeles (APRLFLA) to sponsor the conference “Survival 101 – Accessing Stimulus Capital in Tough Times” for existing small business owners in the Los Angeles area.

Career Moves Newsletters

Smart Career Steps publishes a periodical prior to the next career development workshop that contains helpful articles relevant to the topic. Please visit this section for updates. The newsletters are published as portable document files (.pdf). You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the newsletter.

Career Moves Newsletter, Volume 1, No.2
Release date: March 30, 2009
Format: Adobe Acrobat File (.pdf); File size; 38 Kb

Career Moves Newsletter, Volume 1, No.1
Release date: March 26, 2009
Format: Adobe Acrobat File (.pdf); File size; 66 Kb

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