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
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:
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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535