Career Coaching at The Westport Library

The Westport Library offers career coaching support to members of the community who are exploring career opportunities, actively looking for a job, or looking for additional part-time employment.

Our career coach, Tarin Evans, has 10+ years of experience in the human services field specific to employment training, case management, and supportive services. She’s known for her positive energy, enthusiasm, and jokes — and for being passionate about helping people at all career levels. Tarin understands that job searching and planning can be stressful and overwhelming. Her creative coaching style makes the process fun and enjoyable all the while you are confidently achieving your goals.

Services Offered

  • Resume Writing
  • Career Assessment and Planning
  • Interview Skills Training
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Workshops/Trainings

Service to Employers

If you are an employer or recruiter, we would love to connect to learn more about your hiring needs, as we may be coaching candidates who could be a good fit for your job opportunity.

Hours & Appointments

Career coaching is available on an appointment-only basis, with limited opportunities Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment, click here. And for more information, email Tarin at [email protected].

Additional Resources

Business and Career Resources

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Recurring Events:

Connections Networking and Career Development Group
Held the first Tuesday of every month, starting May 7, 2024 (no meeting May 3, 2024)
6:30-8 pm
Brooks Place (Library Main Level)

The Westport Library’s Pro Links Networking group is a great opportunity for professionals to come together to exchange information, build relationships, and create opportunities for collaboration and growth. These groups are designed to offer members the chance to learn new skills and connect with others who share similar goals and challenges. Through regular meetings, events, and online interactions, members can expand their knowledge, gain new insights, and build a supportive network of peers and mentors.

Career Coaching Support Group

Held in person every second Tuesday, starting June 11, 2024, 7–8 pm

Held virtually every fourth Tuesday, Starting May 28, 2024, 7-8 pm (Link: join the meeting)

Bring your laptop and let’s get to work! This biweekly session is designed for patrons who are waitlisted, receiving services but will like additional support, or anyone else interested in working on their career goals in a study group-style session. Assistance with resumes, work feedback, interview prep questions, job search, and more will be offered. During this time, the career coach will be offering support to multiple patrons at a time there is no structure to this group.

Career Training Tuesdays

Held in person every third Tuesday, starting June 18, 2024
7–8 pm
McCall Room (Room 216, Upper Level)

Our career coach, Tarin Evans, will offer monthly trainings in resume writing, interview skills training, LinkedIn, using AI strategies to apply for jobs, understanding ATS, job search strategies, networking skills, and more! These trainings will include guest speakers, educators, and experts.

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Previous Events:

Resume Writing Skills Training
Monday, May 22, 2023
Room 216 (McCall Room)

In a fun, supportive environment, learn how to develop a resume that reflects your strengths and achievements and focuses on your value in order to land critical interviews.

Interview Skills Training 
Monday, June 5, 2023
Room 216 (McCall Room)

Are you preparing for a job interview? Learn how to develop the best interview skills to help you be successful during the job interview process and secure a top job. You will learn about interview formats, how to answer common situational, technical, and behavioral questions, along with what you should and should not do during the job interview in order to ensure that you are successful.

Page update: May 3, 2024

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