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Danbury CTWorks Center Offers Variety of Job Search Workshops in March

For immediate release
February 26, 2007

WETHERSFIELD,  During the month of March Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center will offer a series of training and employment workshops to assist area residents with their career needs. Workshops will be held at the Danbury CTWorks Center, 152 West Street and there is no charge to participants. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at 203-797-4144.  Workshops scheduled for the month include:

March 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.

March 6:
Transferable Skills Assessment: This workshop will help you to identify the various skills that can be brought 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. 

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.

March 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.

March 8:
Job Search Strategies Workshop: 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.  

March 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.

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 start 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 9:30 a.m.

March 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.

March 15:
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.

March 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 about 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.  

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 29: 
Job Search Strategies Workshop: 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.

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.

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