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Career Visioning For New Adults

Free job and career search workshop for new adults and general population

The Santa Barbara Public Library System will host a Career Vision workshop at the Eastside Library, 1102 Montecito St. on Saturday, November 3, from 10:00 am to 4:00  pm. The six-hour employment workshop will present innovative and imaginative ideas that turn the job search process from reactive to proactive. Participants will find ways to embark on an uplifting and motivational journey to discover a career vision to expand the job search, explore careers, identify potential employers, build a resume, analyze job descriptions, and utilize local public library career and job resources. 

Career Vision is for new adults and teens, for the unemployed, underemployed, part and full-time job seekers, for career changers, retirees and workforce returnees, for GEDs, PhDs, students and recent grads, and for workforce and career education professionals. This workshop is a continuation of programming in which the Santa Barbara Public library System partners with other organizations aiming to make employment and education more accessible to adults of all ages.

The presenter, Jamie Beck, is a former CSU Career Counselor and has an MA in Human Services with an emphasis in Social Systems and a concentration in Family and Work. Career Vision, a holistic career program, has been reshaping the way job seekers fundamentally conceptualize, search and apply for work for the past eight years. 


Career Vision has taught thousands of participants to successfully navigate the job search process. One attendee said: “Inspirational! Helped me to realize my true value and gave me skills to utilize in creative application of my skills in job searching.”

No  registration  is  required;  seating  may  be  limited,  and  there  will  be  no  formal  lunch  break  so  participants  are  encouraged  to  bring  a  bag  lunch. 

Career Vision Workshops for New Adults is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

To stay informed individuals can access the SBPL web calendar with all events, programs, and classes and/or sign-up for the SBPL newsletter in English or Spanish. Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library System online at for information about library hours, locations, programs, and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.


Contact: Ahmad Merza, Librarian

Phone: 805-963-3727


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