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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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