Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center Offers Variety of May Workshops
For immediate release
April 22, 2009
Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden CTWorks
Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops in May 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. Workshops
will include the following topics:
Job Search. This
workshop, scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., will give participants an
overview of job search strategies using the Internet, and will also
provide information about the most helpful sites to visit.
Skills: This 9 a.m. to noon workshop details the various types of
interviews, such as preparation, and how to handle those "tough
questions" a potential employer might ask. Participants will also have
the opportunity to role play in the form of mock interviews.
This 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. workshop gives attendees an overview of job
search strategies, as well pointers concerning telephone skills,
networking, the hidden job market and interviewing
Looking for Work:
Designed to address the specific needs and challenges of job seekers
over 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.
Computers for Beginners: Reservations are recommended for this 1:30
to 3:30 p.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.
Negotiations: In this
10 a.m. to noon workshop, participants will discuss how to determine
what kind of salary they should aim for prior to an interview, and how
to talk about this 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.
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 how to follow up on an interview.
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535