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Variety of Employment Workshops Offered for December at Hamden CTWorks

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:

December 1:
Interviewing Skills:  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.

December 2:
Résumé Basics:  If this is the first time you are putting together a résumé -- this 9 a.m. to noon  workshop is the one to attend.

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.

December 4:
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.

December 8:
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.  

December 15:
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.

December 18:
Salary Negotiations:  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.

December 23:
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.

December 30:
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  (860) 263-6535                              


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