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March Workshops Scheduled at Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center
Subjects include Interviewing Skills, Computers for Beginners, Advanced Interviewing and Social Networking

For immediate release
February 8, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops during March to assist area residents with their career needs. The no-cost workshops will be held in the office, which is located at 37 Marne Street.

Due to space limitations, individuals interested in attending any of the workshops are asked to call the Hamden CTWorks Center in advance at (203) 859-3200 to register. They may also stop by the office and do so in person. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office.

March’s workshops will include:

  • March 2

    • Interviewing Skills: This 9 a.m. to noon workshop details the various types of interviews; preparing for an interview, and how to handle those "tough questions" that a potential employer might ask. Participants will also have the chance to role play in the form of a mock interview.
       

  • March 3

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

  • March 4

    • 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.
       

  • March 5

    • 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.
       

  • March 9

    • 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.

    • Internet Job Search: This workshop, which is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., will give participants an overview of job search strategies using the Internet, and will also provide them with information about the most helpful sites to visit.
       

  • March 11

    • 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.
       

  • March 19

    • Social Networking:: This workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, explains the use of and safety in utilizing social networking sites for job seeking purposes. Participants will learn to use Facebook and LinkedIn, and will assist in developing appropriate pages and profiles.
       

  • March 25

    • 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.
       

  • March 26

    • 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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