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Wide Variety of Employment Workshops Scheduled at Danbury CTWorks Center

For immediate release
February 29, 2008

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

March 4:
Transferable Skills Assessment: This 9 a.m. workshop will help you to identify the various skills that can be brought to the workplace. 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.

March 5:
Computer Use 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

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.

March 6:
Job Search Strategies Workshop: This 9 a.m. 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.

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.

March 11:
Résumé Basics (and Beyond): At this 9 a.m. workshop, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer will teach you the 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.

March 12:
Danbury Job Networking Club: This 9 a.m. workshop is a professional-level networking group designed to assist the job seeker connect to sources of information and create market exposure. A guest speaker is scheduled and participants should be prepared to contribute to the group discussion.

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.

March 14:
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. Participants will utilize helpful materials and manuals developed by Labor Department professionals

March 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.

March 19:
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 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.

March 20:
Job Search Strategies Workshop: This 9 a.m. 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.

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.

March 25:
Interviewing Techniques: and Salary Negotiation: 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 guide attendees through the steps of the interview process and help them gain the skills they need to win them their next job. This session includes a discussion period, Q & A, salary negotiation tips, a video presentation and handouts.

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.

March 26:
Danbury Job Networking Club: This 9 a.m. workshop is a professional-level networking group designed to assist the job seeker connect to sources of information and create market exposure. A guest speaker is scheduled and participants should be prepared to contribute to the group discussion.

Intro to the Internet: In this 1 p.m. workshop, you’ll learn to create your own email account and learn high-tech methods for job searching on the “Net” – in addition to learning how to locate helpful Web sites that will assist in expanding your employment options.

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

March 27:
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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