Labor Department’s Hamden CTWorks Center
Schedules August Workshops
Job Search Strategies, Job Club, Social Networking,Computers for Beginners and 40 + and Looking for Work
For immediate release
July 14, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Nancy Steffens (860)