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August 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:

August 4:

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 have the opportunity to role play in the form of a mock interview.

August 5:

Résumé Basics: 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.

August 7:

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 techniques.

August 11:

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 any potential age bias and successful techniques to land and keep their next job.

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. 

August 25:

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, and how to follow up on an interview.

August 28:

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. 


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