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Hamden CTWorks Center Features Interview Skills, Résumé Writing at April Workshops
 

For immediate release
March 19, 2009

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

April 1:
Basic Résumé Writing: If this is the first time you are putting together a résumé -- this is the workshop to attend. The session will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon.

April 3:
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 tips.

April 7:
Internet Job Search: This workshop, scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., gives participants an overview of job search strategies using the Internet, and also provides participants with information about the most helpful Web sites to visit.

April 9:
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 potential age bias and successful techniques to land and keep their next job.

April 13:
Interviewing Skills: This 9 a.m. to noon workshop details the various types of interviews, how to prepare 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.

April 14:
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.

April 24:
Salary Negotiations: In this 10 a.m. to noon workshop, participants will discuss how to determine what kind of salary they should be aiming for prior to an interview, and how to talk about the subject with a potential employer.

April 28:
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 the conversation and how to follow up on an interview.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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