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September Workshops Scheduled at Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center

For immediate release
August 18, 2009

WETHERSFIELD – Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops during September to assist area residents with their career needs. There is no cost for the workshops, and all will be held at the Hamden CTWorks Center, 37 Marne Street. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Hamden office at (203) 859-3200. The workshops will include:

  • September 1

    • Interviewing Skills:  This 9 a.m. to noon workshop details the various types of interviews to expect, how to prepare for an interview, and strategies for handling those tough questions that a potential employer may ask. Participants will also have opportunities to role play in the form of a mock interview.
       

  • September 2:

    • Résumé Basics: If this is the first time you are putting together a résumé -- this is the workshop to attend. Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

    • 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 information about the most helpful sites to visit.
       

  • September 4:

    • 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 effective interviewing.
       

  • September 8:

    • 40+ and Looking for Work: Designed to address the specific needs and challenges of job seekers over age 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 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.
       

  • September 25:

    • 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.
       

  • September 29:

    • 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 in the job search process. The workshop will also look at the best way to close, and how to follow up on a job 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.

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