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Danbury CTWorks Center Offers Wide Variety of Employment Workshops

For immediate release
August 29, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, 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 this September. The no-cost workshops will be held at the Danbury CTWorks Center, 152 West Street. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 797-4144. Workshops include:

September 4
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. session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

September 5
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.

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,” and you will learn how to locate helpful Web sites that will assist in expanding your employment options.

September 6
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. Workshop 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 9:30 a.m. session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

September 11
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.

September 12
Danbury Job Networking Club:  This 9 a.m. workshop is a professional-level, networking group designed to assist the job seeker to connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group. Various speakers are featured.

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.

September 13
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 9:30.a.m. session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

September 18
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. session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

September 19
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

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.

September 20
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.

September 25
Interviewing Techniques:  In this 9 a.m. workshop, learn how to manage what most job seekers consider the most stressful part of the job search. Danbury CTWorks certified career professionals walk attendees through the steps they need to win them their next job. This session includes a discussion period, Q & A, and salary negotiation. The workshop includes a video presentation and handouts are 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 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.

September 26
Danbury Job Networking Club:
This 9 a.m. workshop is a professional-level, networking group designed to assist the job seeker to connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group. Various speakers are featured.

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

Resume 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.

September 27
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 9:30 a.m. session 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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