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July Workshops at Danbury CTWorks Include Networking, Resume Clinic

For immediate release
June 29, 2007
 

WETHERSFIELD, During the month of July, Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center will offer a series of training and employment workshops designed 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 July include:

July 3 and July 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. Includes information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The July 3 workshop is 1 p.m. while the July 5 session is 9:30 a.m.

July 10:
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 1 p.m. workshop includes information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

July 11:
Résumé Clinic: This critique, which will be offered at 9 a.m. and 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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers.

July 12:
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.

July 17:
Résumé Basics:  At this 9 a.m. workshop, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer will teach you the résumé writing techniques you need to get that interview. If you’ve never written a résumé or if your present one is not getting you interviews -- you need this!

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 1 p.m. session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

July 18:
Danbury Job Networking Club:
This 9 a.m. workshop is a professional level networking group, designed to assist the job seeker to better connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group. Speakers are scheduled.

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

Résumé Clinic:  This 3 p.m. critique 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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers. 

July 19:
Over 40 & Looking for Work:
 If you think your age is an issue in finding a job, you need this workshop. It includes information on what the older worker needs to know when conducting a job search in today’s market. Participants will utilize helpful materials and manuals developed by Labor Department professionals.

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 9:30 a.m. workshop will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

July 24
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. It 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 1 p.m. workshop will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

July 31:
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 career professionals walk you through the steps you need to win your next job. This session includes a discussion period, Q & A, salary negotiation, handouts and videos.

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 9:30 a.m. workshop will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

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