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Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center Offers Variety of May Workshops
 
For immediate release
April 22, 2009

WETHERSFIELD – 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:

May 1:

  • Basic Résumé Writing: If this is the first time you are putting together a résumé, this 9 a.m. to noon workshop is one you’ll want to attend.

May 5:

  • Internet 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.

May 6:

  • Interviewing 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.

May 8:

  • Job Search Strategies: 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

May 12:

  • 40+ and 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.

May 14:

  • Salary 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.

May 22:
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.

May 26:

  • 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 how to follow up on an interview.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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