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Workshops for Connecticut jobs

Posted on May 7, 2017

A slew of new workshops are scheduled to help citizens find Connecticut jobs.

The Bridgeport American Job Center is offering a variety of training and employment workshops in May to assist area residents.Advanced registration is encouraged due to space limitations.

Fundamentals of Résumé Writing– May 4 (1:30– 3:30 p.m.) and May 19 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) Learn how to write a focused résumé needed to secure a job interview and employment offers. Topics include thinking like an employer, strategies for developing individual sections, relevant vs. irrelevant information, formatting, and cover letters.

Résumé Critique – May 12 and May 19 (9 – 11 a.m. by appointment only) Schedule an appointment to meet with a Certified Professional Résumé Writer to review your current résumé. Participants should bring an updated, typed résumé forreview.

Interviewing Strategies and Techniques – May 18 (1:30 ‒ 3:30 p.m.) This interactive session will focus on preparation, methods and follow-up to provide jobseekers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively compete with other candidates. Session includes simulated interview questions, with responses of participants used as positive critiques to improve performance.

Successful Job Search Strategies – May 25 (1:30 ‒ 3:30 p.m.) Learn job search strategies that will help you successfully secure your next position. Topics include employer research, networking and using social media to establish a digital presence.

10 Things Every Jobseeker Should Know in 2017 – May 31 (1:30 ‒ 3:30 p.m.) Learn techniques and strategies for your job search, and how to present your past and focus on your strengths as you look forward to your next job.

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