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Danbury CTWorks Center Offers Workshops on Résumés, Computer Skills

For immediate release
April 18, 2008

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

May 1:
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.

May 6:
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.

May 7:
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. A guest speaker is scheduled and participants will be asked to contribute to 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.

May 8:
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.

May 12:
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

May 14:
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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers

May 20:
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.

May 21:
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. A guest speaker is scheduled and participants will be asked to contribute to group discussion.

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 to help ensure it attracts potential employers.

May 22:
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.

May 27:
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 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.

May 28:
Intro to the Internet:  In this 1 p.m. workshop, you’ll create your own email account, learn high-tech methods for job searching on the “Net,” and how to locate helpful Web sites to 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.

May 29:
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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