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Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center Offers June Employment Workshops

For immediate release
May 24, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops to assist area residents with their career needs during June. The no-cost workshops will be held in the office, 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. June’s workshops will include:

  • June 1

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

  • June 2

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

    • 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.
       

  • June 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 interviewing.
       

  • June 8

    • 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.
       

  • June 9

    • Job Club: Members of this group, which meets from 9 to 11 a.m., will learn how to use networking as part of their job search. They’ll also pick up other worthwhile employment tips.

    • 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.
       

  • June 10

    • 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.
       

  • June 11

    • Social Networking: This workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, explores 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.
       

  • June 29

    • 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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