Job Search Workshop Descriptions

Job Search Solutions —2 Days
This 3 day workshop is designed for job seekers who want to learn the latest job search techniques.  This class is perfect if you have not conducted a job search in many years or if you are a job search beginner with little or no work history and are unfamiliar with the job search process.   This class will help you manage your job search, understand how employers hire, identify your marketable skills, learn how to network job opportunities, create a basic resume, practice your interviewing skills and understand how to successfully retain a job.  You must be able to attend all 3 days. *FREE WORD PROCESSING OF RESUMES FOR ATTENDEES*
  
Creative Job Search Workshop (CJS)—2 Days

An interactive, skills-based two-day workshop includes wide variety of topics from job loss, resume styles, cover letters, skills, references, networking, cold calling, salary negotiation and interviewing. This class is for those with a specific job goal and 20 identified related skills. Involves hands-on learning through small & large group discussion, individual exercises, presentation, and videotaping. To gain the most benefit, you are encouraged to attend both days.  


Career Exploration —2 Days
Identify your current skills, interests and values. Learn the process for determining short/long range employment goals & career goals. 
 
Managing Personal Change —1 Day
Career change? Job Loss? Whether expected or unexpected, changes of all types interrupt our lives. They leave us not knowing what to expect or how to proceed, yet we must find a way to keep moving forward. Learn how to better manage your personal transition, persevere in these challenging times and build resilience.

Hidden Job Market —1 Day
Believe it or not, most jobs are not even posted! This workshop offers strategies to uncover these hidden jobs. By networking, conducting informational interviews and cold calling you will increase your job search effectiveness. This workshop helps you prepare to leverage these additional job search strategies.

Creating Your Resume  —1 Day
This is a “hands-on” workshop during which you will actually draft a resume.  Instructors will provide you with guidance throughout a step by step process. (This workshop does not require any computer skills.)  You will learn about using key words in your resume and using scannable and text resumes. Knowing your job goal is required.

Polishing Your Resume —1 Day
*Must have a clear job goal. *Bring a hard/paper copy of your resume.*
Your resume will be reviewed by instructors and participants. Get tips on how to turn your resume into a marketing tool.

Advanced Interviewing —1 Day
This workshop is an opportunity for you to practice answering tough interview questions in a safe learning environment. In addition, you will be given tips and techniques for managing phone and panel interviews, body language and those often troublesome behavioral questions. Sign up and begin to take your interviewing skill to a new level!

Job Search for the Mature Worker Over 40 —1 Day
Job search techniques for the mature worker.
 
LinkedIn-Getting Started —2 Days
(Must set up your LinkedIn account before attending.)
Day 1: LinkedIn Start Up: become familiar with its many options. Learn how to navigate and draft your profile.

Day 2: Leveraging LinkedIn for Job Search Networking: showcase your expertise, look for jobs, build/use your network to help research information that will assist you in finding a job. For LinkedIn to be an asset, be an active member.