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Danbury CTWorks Schedules January Workshops

For immediate release
January 2, 2008

WETHERSFIELD,  Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center are offering a variety of training and employment workshops to assist area residents with their career needs during January. Workshops will be held at the Danbury CTWorks Center, located at 152 West Street. There is no charge to participants. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 797-4144. Workshops will include:

January 2
Danbury Job Networking Club: This workshop begins at 9 p.m. It 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. A speaker is scheduled

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.

January 3
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.

January 8
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.

January 9

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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers.

January 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.

January 15
Résumé Basics (and Beyond):  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 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.

January 16
Danbury Job Networking Club: This workshop begins at 9 p.m. It 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. A speaker is scheduled.

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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers

January 17
Over 40 & Looking for Work: If you think your age is an issue in finding a job, then you need this 9 a.m. workshop. It includes information on what the older worker needs to know when conducting a job search in today’s market.

January 22
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. This 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 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.

January 23
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 to help ensure it attracts potential employees.

January 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.

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.

January 29
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 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 a.m.

January 30
Danbury Job Networking Club: This workshop begins at 9 p.m. It 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. A speaker is scheduled

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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers.

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