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Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center Schedules August Workshops
Subjects include Job Search Strategies, Job Club, Social Networking,Computers for Beginners and 40 + and Looking for Work

For immediate release
July 14, 2010
 

WETHERSFIELD,  Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden CTWorks Center will, during August, offer a variety of training and employment workshops 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.

August 2

Salary Negotiations:
In this 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. workshop, participants will discuss how to determine what salary level they should be aiming for prior to an interview, and how to discuss salary with a potential employer.

August 3

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.

August 4

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.
 

August 6

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.

August 12

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 tips.

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 13

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

August 24

Social Networking:
: This workshop, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m., , 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.

August 27

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 30

40 + and Looking for Work
: Designed to address the specific needs and challenges of job seekers over 40, this 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. workshop will provide attendees with strategies to overcome age bias and successful techniques to land and keep their next job.

Media contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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