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August Danbury CTWorks Workshops Detail Internet Skills, Networking and Interviewing

For immediate release
August 1, 2008
 

WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops in August to assist area residents with their career needs. The no-cost workshops will be held at the Danbury CTWorks Center, 152 West St.  Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 797-4144. Workshops will include:

August 5:
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 session begins at 1 p.m. and will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search

August 6:
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.

August 7:
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 begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

August 12:
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 session begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search

August 13:
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. Participants should be prepared to contribute to the group and various speakers are scheduled.

August 14
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 begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search.

August 15
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.

August 19:
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 current one isn’t getting you interviews – this is the workshop for you.

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 begins at 1 p.m. and will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search

August 20:
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.

August 21:
Over 40 & Looking for Work: If you think your age is an issue in finding a job, then you need this! The 9 a.m. workshop 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.

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 begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search

August 26
Interviewing Techniques and Salary Negotiation:  Learn how to manage what most job seekers consider the most stressful part of the job search during this 9 a.m. workshop. 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 begins at 1 p.m. will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search

August 27
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. Participants should be prepared to contribute to the group and various speakers are scheduled.

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

August 28
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 begins at 9:30 a.m. and 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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