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Hamden CTWorks Workshops Include Computer Use for Beginners, Internet Job Search
Connecticut Department of Labor office sets workshops for the month

For immediate release
December 23, 2008

WETHERSFIELD - Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden CTWorks Center will, during January, offer a variety of training and employment workshops to assist area residents with their career needs. The no-cost workshops will be held at the Hamden CTWorks Center, which is located at 37 Marne Street.  Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 859-3200.  Workshops will include:

January  7

  • Computer Use for Beginners: Reservations are recommended for this 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginner’s course designed to familiarize participants with computers. Topics include hardware, software, and the operation process, including how to start up and shut down the computer

January 8

  • Interviewing Skills:  This workshop is divided into two parts. Part 1, which is a pre-requisite for Part 2, covers the various types of interviews; preparing for an interview. and how to handle those "tough questions" that potential employers might ask.  During the second part, participants will have the chance to role-play in the form of a mock interview.  The workshop runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

January 9

  • Basic Résumé Writing: If this is the first time you are putting together a résumé, then this is the workshop to attend. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

January 12

  • Salary Negotiations: In this workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, participants will discuss how to determine what kind of salary you should be aiming for and how to prepare for talking about it with the potential employer.

January 13

  • 40+ and Looking for Work: Designed to address the specific needs and challenges of job seekers over 40, this 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. workshop is designed to address the . Learn strategies to overcome age bias and successful techniques to land and keep your next job.

January 15

  • Job Search Strategies: This 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. workshop gives an overview of job search strategies: telephone skills, networking, the hidden job market, and interviewing tips.

January 21

  • Computers for Beginners: Reservations are recommended for this 1 p.m. beginner’s course designed to familiarize participants with computers. Topics include hardware, software, and the operation process, including how to start up and shut down the computer.

January 27

  • Advanced Résumés: This 9 a.m. to noon seminar reviews the basics and moves on to the use of the résumé and the cover letter in the electronic age; email résumés, plain text/ASCII résumés, scanable résumés, and Web résumés.  Many job seekers are unaware of email and scanning pitfalls.  This seminar shows how to avoid them.  Internet resources are also presented. This seminar is intended for participants with intermediate to advanced skills.  There are no prerequisites, but some computer literacy is desirable.

January 29

  • Job Search on the Internet: In this 9 to 11 a.m. workshop, participants will receive an overview of job search strategies using the Internet. They will also learn which are considered by career development professionals to be the most helpful sites to visit.

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