Variety of Employment Workshops Offered for December at
For immediate release
November 20, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden
CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops
in December to assist area residents with their career needs. The no-cost
workshops will be held in the office, which is located at 37 Marne Street. Due
space limitations, individuals interested in attending workshops are asked to
register in advance by calling the Hamden CTWorks Center at (203)
859-3200 to register. They may also register by stopping by the office in
person. December’s workshops will include:
This 9 a.m. to noon workshop details the various types of interviews; preparing
for an interview, and how to handle those "tough questions" that a potential
employer might ask. Participants will also have the chance to role play in the
form of a mock interview.
If this is the first time you
are putting together a résumé -- this 9 a.m. to noon workshop is the one to
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.
Job Search Strategies:
This 9 a.m. to noon workshop gives attendees an overview of job search
strategies, as well pointers concerning telephone skills, networking, the hidden
job market and interviewing.
40+ and Looking for Work:
Designed to address the specific needs and challenges of job seekers over the
age of 40, this 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. workshop will provide attendees with strategies
to overcome age bias and successful techniques to land and keep their next job.
Internet Job Search: This workshop, scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,
gives participants an overview of job search strategies using the Internet, and
will also provide information about the most helpful sites to visit.
In this 10 a.m. to noon
workshop, participants will discuss how to determine what type of salary they
should be aiming for prior to an interview, and how to talk about the subject
with a potential employer.
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.
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 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 and
interview, and how to follow up.
Media contact: Nancy Steffens