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Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center Schedules February Workshops

For immediate release
January 27, 2009

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

  • Feb. 4 -

    • Computers for Beginners: Reservations are recommended for this 9 to 11 a.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.

    • Internet Job Search: This 2 to 4 p.m. workshop gives participants an overview of job search strategies using the Internet and will also provide information about the most helpful online sites to visit.

  • Feb. 6 -

    • Interviewing Skills:  This 9 a.m. to noon workshop is divided into two parts. The first part, a pre-requisite for part 2, details the various types of interviews, such as how to prepare for an interview and how to handle those tough questions that potential employers might ask. In the second portion, participants will also have the opportunity to role-play in the form of a mock interview.

  • Feb. 9 -

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

  • Feb. 10 -

    • 40+ and Looking for Work: Designed to address the specific needs and challenges of job seekers over age 40, this 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. workshop will provide attendees with strategies to overcome potential age bias and successful techniques to land and keep their next job.

  • Feb. 20 -

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

  • Feb. 24 -
    • Advanced Interviewing: This 9 a.m. to noon seminar covers telephone screening and strategies for in-person interviews. Questions to ask employers, as well as answers to tough interview questions are also explored. Participants will be able to develop a script that has proven to be very successful. The workshop will also look at the best way to close an interview and effective follow-up tips.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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