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Danbury’s CTWorks Center Rolls Out May Workshops

For immediate release
May 1, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center will be offering 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. There is no charge to participants. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 797-4144. Workshops scheduled for May include:

May 3:
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.

May 8:
Résumé Basics:  This workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., features a certified professional résumé writer who teach you the résumé writing techniques you need to get that interview. If you have never written a résumé, or if your present one is not getting you interviews, you need this! The class includes a short video and handouts.

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.

May 9:
Danbury Job Club:  This workshop begins at 9 a.m., but attendees are welcome to arrive earlier to network. This is a professional-level networking group designed to assist job seekers connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group. Speakers are scheduled.

Computer Use for Beginners:  Reservations are recommended for this 1 p.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 critique, which will be offered at 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session involves a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your résumé.  

May 10:
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.

May 15:
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 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 pm

May 16:
Basic Word:  Reservations are recommended for this 1 p.m. hands-on session designed to help you learn the basics of word processing.

May 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 9:30 a.m.

May 22:
Interviewing Techniques:  In this workshop, which begins at 9 a.m., learn how to manage what most job seekers consider the most stressful part of the job search. Let our award-winning certified career professionals walk you through the steps you need to win your next job. This session includes a discussion period, Q & A, and the importance of salary negotiation. A short video will be shown and handouts provided.

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.

May 29:
Danbury Job Club:  This workshop begins at 9 a.m., but attendees can come earlier to network. This is a professional-level networking group, designed to help the job seeker connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group. Speakers are scheduled.

Intro to the Internet:  In this workshop, which begins at 1 p.m., you’ll learn to create your own email account, learn high-tech methods for job searching on the “Net,” will you will learn how to locate helpful Web sites that will assist in expanding your employment options.

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

May 24: 
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.

May 29:
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.

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

May 31:
Over 40 & Looking for Work:  If you think your age is a problem in finding a job, you need this workshop. It includes information on what the older worker needs to know when conducting job search in today’s market. Participants will utilize materials and manuals developed by the Labor Department.

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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