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Danbury CTWorks Center Offers Variety Of Job Search Workshops in February

For immediate release
January 26, 2007
 

WETHERSFIELD, During the month of February Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center will offer a series of employment workshops to assist area residents with their employment and training needs.  

The workshops will be held at the Danbury CTWorks Center, 152 West Street and there is no charge to participants. Workshops for the month include:

Feb. 1:
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 6:
Transferable Skills Assessment: This workshop will help you to identify the various skills you can bring to the workplace. The 9 a.m. session will explore how you can take your current skills and bring them to a new job or career. 
Computer Use for Beginners: Reservations are recommended for this 9:30 a.m. beginner’s course designed to familiarize you with computers. Topics include hardware, software, and the operation process, including how to stat up and shut down the computer.
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2--hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

Feb. 7:
Résumé Clinic: Two workshops will be offered, one at 9 a.m., and another at 3 p.m. Bring along a hard copy of your résumé since this session will include a 10-minute individual review. 

Feb. 8:
40+ and Looking for Work: This three-hour workshop discusses the myths and misconceptions about older workers and how to overcome them in today’s labor market. This workshop begins at 9 a.m. and attendance at a Job Search Strategies workshop is recommended.

Feb. 13:
Résumé Basics: In this workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., Certified Professional Résumé Writers will analyze the various styles of résumés and help you create a new one or update your existing résumé.
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

Feb. 14:
Job Networking Club: Meet with other job seekers to use the most powerful job search technique – networking. This workshop begins at 9 a.m. – prior attendance at a CTWorks Networking Skills workshop is highly recommended.
Résumé Clinic:  This 3 p.m. workshop requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session will include a 10-minute individual review.

Feb. 15:
J
ob Search Strategies: This workshop is a must for those who want to conduct a successful job search. Marketplace research and tips for determining where the jobs can be found are included in this three-hour session that begins at 9 a.m.

Feb. 20:
Networking Skills & Hidden Job Market: You can’t find a job without this workshop! Discussion, video and handouts make this 9 a.m. session an invaluable tool, whether you’re looking for a new job or thinking abut changing careers.
Basic Word: Reservations are recommended for this 9:30 a.m. hands-on session designed to help you learn the basics of word processing.
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

Feb. 21:
Résumé Clinic: Two workshops will be offered, one at 9 a.m., and another at 3 p.m. Bring along a hard copy of your résumé since this session will include a 10-minute individual review.

Feb. 22:
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 27:
Interviewing Techniques:  This 9 a.m. workshop will help you make that next interview count. Find out how you can ask the right questions and provide the best answers.
Internet Job Search Introduction: Reservations are recommended for this 9:30 a.m. workshop, designed to help you to create your own email address and learn valuable tips to help as you navigate the Internet to help with your job search.
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

Feb. 28:
Job Networking Club: Meet with other job seekers to use the most powerful job search technique – networking. This workshop begins at 9 a.m. – prior attendance at a CTWorks Networking Skills workshop is highly recommended.
Résumé Clinic:  This 3 p.m. workshop requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session will include a 10-minute individual review.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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