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Posted on June 29, 2023 at 9:10 AM by Nate Day
The month of July is a great opportunity to work on your professional development with the Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center! Join their FREE workshops for tips on crafting cover letters, nailing interviews and more.
Take a look at July’s full list of workshops:
Job Search Tips (July 5, 9 a.m.): Searching in all the wrong places? Struggling to find that next best opportunity? Wondering where to start? Use the power of positive attitude in job search. Enhance the ability to locate job openings and stand apart from hundreds of applicants. Learn job search strategies, tips, and techniques in locating the hidden job market. Companies are NOW hiring!
Resume Concepts: Tips to Get the Interview (July 7, 9 a.m.; July 19, 9 a.m.): A resume's sole purpose is to get you an interview! Is your current resume working for you? In this workshop you will learn about the purpose of a resume and what types of resumes are currently in use. You will recognize the importance of targeting your resume and discover the importance of highlighting your accomplishments. Whether this is the first time or the tenth time you've created a resume, you will walk away with "best practices" and an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd.
Career Exploration for Job Seekers & Career Changers (July 10, 1 p.m.; July 25, 9 a.m.): Looking for the right career path? Thinking about making a career change but not sure of the next steps? Discover a variety of tools to enable you to explore and identify strengths and new opportunities. You will leave empowered, prepared, and motivated to take advantage of career paths you may have dreamed about but never pursued.
LinkedIn: A Great Job Search Tool (July 11, 9 a.m.): LinkedIn is the perfect tool to job search and market yourself. Learn how LinkedIn and other social media can help build a network of professional contacts. Understand how to increase online visibility, gain access to unadvertised jobs and use the power of social media to expand networks. Discover inside connections that help take a career to the next level. This is a MUST workshop for all job seekers.
Interviewing for Success (July 12, 9 a.m.): Struggling with the interview? Learn how to display confidence to a potential employer by preparing clear and brief answers to the most asked questions. Explore ways to answer those “tough” questions. Recognize the opportunities to sell yourself. Discover how to “wow” the interviewer. You only have one chance to make the best impression. Register today!
Letting Go & Moving On (July 17, 1 p.m.): Lost your job? Left your job? Struggling to move on? Give yourself a gift by attending this workshop and giving yourself permission to be angry, sad, scared, and relieved. You’re worth it. Discover how you can let go of the past and create your next best opportunity.
How to Use Gmail & Google Docs to Connect to Employers (July 18, 9 a.m.; July 31, 9 a.m.): Struggling with Gmail? Trying to attach your resume to an email and becoming frustrated? Wondering why formatting a resume gives you a headache? This workshop was designed just for you – register today and sleep better. Learn to:
Online Interviews: How to Set the Stage for Success (July 18, 9 a.m.): Interviews are not what they used to be! Video interviews are becoming standard! This workshop provides basic familiarity and practice tips with video platforms like Zoom and WebEx, the top 5 focus points before and during a video interview and how to answer the most common interview questions in the allotted time. Discover how to set the scene for success: tips for set up, sign in and responding with confidence on screen. Whether you are responding live online or recording yourself – this workshop is for you.
Dynamic Cover Letters (July 20, 9 a.m.): Think cover letters are unnecessary? Think again! Cover letters are usually the first thing prospective employers look at before reviewing resumes. A cover letter is a shot at getting in the door and getting hired - it's a way to make a connection. Learn steps to writing and formatting an effective, concise and convincing cover letter.
LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Presence (July 24, 1 p.m.): Did you know that 50% of hiring managers decide to contact an applicant based on their LinkedIn profile? This workshop is a MUST! Writing a LinkedIn profile tells a story that is complete and well written. Learn how to create a conversational tone that gives a more engaging and approachable profile. Discover how to showcase that you are qualified with digital real estate: show your abilities strength and skills along with social proof where others confirm that you are qualified for the career you are pursuing. You will attract recruiters and networking opportunities in no time.