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Brief Workshop Descriptions

The Ability in Disability – Working Towards Success Are you a person with a disability or health concern and it makes you nervous about looking for work or starting a new job? Are you wondering how your disability or health concern might affect your job options?  Maybe you want to know what, if anything, you should be telling employers. This workshop will help calm those fears by assisting you to discover your strengths, limitations and learning styles as well as manage anxiety around employment.  It will answer your questions about working with a disability. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident than ever about the employment options that lie ahead.

Skill ID + – Having a hard time identifying your skills? In this workshop you will uncover your top transferable skills, personal qualities, and work values. You need to know who you are and what you have to offer in order to effectively market yourself to potential employers. This workshop is a great place to start with your job search and will help you write your resume and ace your next job interview. You will leave this workshop having more clarity and confidence about all that you bring for employment.

The Hidden Job Market – How to find employment opportunities beyond job postings using networking, 30 second introductions, informational interviews, employer calls, and social media. You will leave this workshop knowing how to access the 80% of jobs that are not advertised.

Resumes and Cover Letters – You need a top-notch resume and cover letter to get an interview! This workshop will help you create a targeted resume and cover letter that will make you shine as a job applicant. You will get one-to-one assistance and have time to work individually on your resume. Please have a paper or electronic version of your resume available, if possible and a way to save your documents electronically. You will leave this workshop knowing how to create a resume and cover letter that will dramatically increase your chances of getting an interview.

Interview Skills – Know how to answer those tough questions and get the job you want! This workshop will cover how to give a good first impression and how to answer commonly asked interview questions. You will also learn how to skillfully answer behavioral interview questions. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident about how to best answer interview questions, deal with interview “jitters”, and stand out from the crowd.

Job Fair Preparation Job fairs provide the job seeker with a chance to interact with multiple employers in one place. It provides an opportunity to make a great first impression, but this rarely happens without some preparation.  In this workshop you will learn tips about how to research employers, dress for success, and how to introduce yourself effectively. You will leave this workshop understanding how job fairs work and feeling confident you will put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn – Employers will often check your online presence to learn more about you. It is also a great tool for job search and networking. You can access two different workshops – Introduction to LinkedIn and LinkedIn for Intermediates. You will leave these workshops knowing how to create and maintain your online profile.

Career  PlanningThis is a one and a half day workshop where you will learn how to assess your skills, values, personality traits, and interests as they relate to various career options. You will also learn how to research careers of interest. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident about your career decision making process.