Workshops Scheduled at Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center
For immediate release
July 22, 2009
WETHERSFIELD - Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden
CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops
during August to assist area residents with their career needs. The no-cost
workshops are held at the Hamden CTWorks offices, 37 Marne Street.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 859-3200.
Workshops will include:
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 have the opportunity to role
play in the form of a mock interview.
If this is the first time you are
putting together a résumé -- this 9 a.m. to noon workshop is the one to attend.
Internet Job Search: This
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. workshop gives participants an overview of job search
strategies by using the Internet, and will also provide information about the
most helpful sites to visit.
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
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 any potential age bias and successful techniques to land and keep their
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.
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
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.
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.
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535