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Wide Range of Workshops Offered in Danbury CTWorks Center During April

For immediate release
April 4, 2007
                    

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 during the month of April.

April 5:
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.

April 6:
Good Friday: All Labor Department offices are closed.

April 10:
Résumé Basics:  Bring along a hard copy of your résumé for this workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., since this session will include a 10-minute individual review. Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your 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.

April 11:
Danbury Job Club
: 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.

Résumé Clinic:  This workshop, which will be offered at 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session will include a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your résumé.  

April 12:
Networking Skills and the Hidden Job Market:
This 2 1/2-hour workshop begins at 9 a.m. and will help participants learn some of the most effective methods of the job hunt. Includes discussion, video and handouts. Learn the best ways to establish contacts with people who can help you to secure a new job or change your career path.

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. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to the overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

April 17:
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.

April 18:
Résumé Clinic
: This workshop, which will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and again at 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session will include a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of résumé.

Basic Word: Reservations are recommended for this 9:30 a.m. hands-on session designed to help you learn the basics of word processing.

April 19:
Job 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.

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. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

April 24:
Interviewing Techniques Workshop: This 9 a.m. workshop will help you make that next interview really count! Find out how you can ask the right questions and provide the best answers

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.

April 25:
Danbury Job Club
: 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.

Résumé Clinic: This. workshop, which will be offered at  3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session will include a 10-minute individual review. Connecticut   Department of Labor professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling.

Intro to the Internet:  This two-hour workshop will teach you how to create your own email address and high-tech methods for job searching on the “net.” Also learn tips for finding the Web sites you need in order to expand your employment options.  Workshop begins at 1 p.m.

April 26:
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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