|JOB SEARCH BASICS (1 hr) (Prerequisites:
None) This workshop teaches you what you need to do to be successful
in your job search. Some of the topics covered include defining
your skills, networking, interviewing, and the computer as a job
(3 hrs) (Prerequisites: None)
In this workshop you will use the Self-Directed Search assessment
tool in order to find out which occupations
suit you best. This
is an excellent workshop for career-changers.
(3 hrs) (Prerequisites: None)
In this workshop, you will learn the steps to a successful interview, practice mock interview questions, and develop your own 30-second infomercial.
|DRAFT YOUR WINNING RÉSUMÉ
(1 1/2 hrs)
(Prerequisites: None) This workshop guides you through the writing process
for each section of your resume: contact information,
objective, hightlights of qualifications, work experience,
and education, so that you leave with a handwritten draft, ready
for typing. You will also learn about different resume types, formatting
and gain some tips from Career experts.
||WINNING RÉSUMÉS: RÉSUMÉ PREPARATION
PART 2 (3 hrs) (Prerequisites:
Building Part 1) You will learn the
basic principles of good résumé writing,
why résumés are so important, what format
and type will work best for you and what you should
consider when posting your résumé online.
|TYPING YOUR RÉSUMÉ IN
(1 1/2 hrs) (Prerequisite: Keyboard, mouse skills, a handwritten resume; also, customers must bring a flash drive on which to save the completed
résumé) Once you have a handwritten draft of your resume, you need to give it a finished look by typing it on the computer.
This workshop shows you how to use WinWay Resume program to type your resume so that it is ready for you to use for job searching.
(2 hrs) (Prerequisites: A completed
and typed résumé) The Résumé Doctor is an
experienced résumé writer who will spend ten to twenty
minutes critiquing your completed résumé draft and will make
recommendations for improvement.
(3 hrs) A cover letter is as important
a tool in your job search as a
résumé. This workshop will teach you what you
need to know to create a cover
letter that can be customized for
each job opportunity.
GET YOUR NEXT JOB (2 hrs) (Prerequisites:
Job objective or choice of field) This workshop
teaches you how to access jobs in the hidden job
market by expanding personal and professional contacts
through referrals. Basic rules of networking, tips
on self-promotion and telephone skills are the main
|INTERVIEWING YOUR NEXT
BOSS (3 hrs) (Prerequisites: A job
objective or chosen field) This workshop addresses
the basics of successful job interviewing and provides
you the chance to practice your interviewing
skills. You will learn successful strategies
for addressing difficult and frequently
asked questions, interview preparation and follow-up.
(3 hrs) (Prerequisites: None) This workshop focuses
on the strengths brought to the workplace
by experienced workers. We'll discuss experiences and develop proactive
strategies for effectively handling stereotypes and minimizing weaknesses - whether
real or perceived.
|FINDING JOBS ON
JOBCENTRAL.COM (1 hr)
(Prerequisites: Intro to Windows suggested) This
workshop teaches you to use the JobCentral.com web
site, which gives you access
to all of the jobs that have been posted
by CareerPoint, FutureWorks, and the Northampton and Greenfield Career
Centers, as well as jobs listed by employers nationwide.
|| USING E-MAIL IN YOUR JOB
SEARCH (2 hrs) (Prerequisite:
Finding Jobs on JobCentral.com) Learn how to
register for and use a free e-mail account. Become
familiar with sending and receiving e-mail. This
class emphasizes learning the
correct formats for e-mailing résumés including copying and
pasting, or attaching a résumé to e-mail, and
when each is appropriate. You will also learn
how to save a word-processed résumé as a