Work Towards a New Career with Virtual Career Workshops!

By Steven D. RSS Wed, October 26, 2022

It's that time of year where staying warm in the comfort of your home sounds so nice. Why not work on getting your next job or learning a new skill from the comfort of your home!

Check out upcoming virtual career workshops for jobseekers at the Free Library, brought to you by Full Circle Group and JEVS Human Services! Workshops taught by Full Circle Group are made possible in part by Citizens. 

 

Active Interviewing Strategies Tuesday, November 1, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to actively communicate the information you want the interviewer to know
  • How to answer any interview question
  • Important questions you need to ask in every interview
  • Psychological strategies for winning over interviewers

To join, please register here

 

Excel Functions Employers Value Thursday, November 3, 2022 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn the Excel functions employers value:  IF statements, VLOOKUP, TRIM, RIGHT and LEFT, plus a basic review of Basic Math (PEMDAS) for formula writing.

To join, please register here

 

Improve Your Virtual Interviewing Skills Wednesday, November 9, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • Why “stories” sell as a way to describe work accomplishments and convince the interviewer you’re their #1 candidate
  • The best answers to tough questions such as “What is your greatest weakness?”
  • The difference between virtual and in-person interviewing 

To join, please register here

 

Resume Re-Invention Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to analyze your resume from the point of view of a recruiter
  • Costly resume errors to avoid at any cost
  • How to maximize your accomplishments to make your resume more powerful
  • How to handle resume challenges including employment gaps, age, multiple short-term jobs

To join, please register here

 

LinkedIn Basics Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

In today’s Employment Marketplace, you need to be visible to companies that are hiring and people that can refer you to companies that are hiring – LinkedIn is a great way of accomplishing this.

Getting started with LinkedIn can be confusing and intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be! This workshop will walk you through the basics of starting a LinkedIn account, populating your profile, and beginning your job search using the LinkedIn platform.  In addition to enhancing your profile, you’ll be taught how to connect with contacts, track companies, join groups, and look for job opportunities.

To join, please register here

 

Excel Simple Formula Writing and Page Set-up Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Interested in learning Excel Basics?  This session can introduce you to some of the most commonly used features! 

Starting with an overview of Excel interface elements, moving into selection of cell ranges, and progressing to how to build simple formulas.  After that, you’ll learn about some basic functions using the Auto Sum button and Auto Sum List, and other great features like Auto Fill, Auto Complete, and Auto Calculate.  How about some tips on getting your Excel documents to print nicely on paper?  We’ll cover some great Page Set-up features to help you with that!

To join, please register here

 

LinkedIn Basics Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

In today’s Employment Marketplace, you need to be visible to companies that are hiring and people that can refer you to companies that are hiring – LinkedIn is a great way of accomplishing this.

Getting started with LinkedIn can be confusing and intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be! This workshop will walk you through the basics of starting a LinkedIn account, populating your profile, and beginning your job search using the LinkedIn platform.  In addition to enhancing your profile, you’ll be taught how to connect with contacts, track companies, join groups, and look for job opportunities.

To join, please register here

 

Utilizing Mentors and Thought Partners in the Job Search Wed, December 14, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • What is mentorship?
  • The impact of mentorship/thought partnership on a job search
  • How to find the right people for you
  • Strategies to get the most out of meetings with a mentor/thought partner 

To join, please register here

 

Active Interviewing Strategies Thursday, December 15 2022 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to actively communicate the information you want the interviewer to know
  • How to answer any interview question
  • Important questions you need to ask in every interview
  • Psychological strategies for winning over interviewers

To join, please register here

 

Resume Re-Invention Tuesday, December 20, 2022 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to analyze your resume from the point of view of a recruiter
  • Costly resume errors to avoid at any cost
  • How to maximize your accomplishments to make your resume more powerful
  • How to handle resume challenges including employment gaps, age, multiple short-term jobs

To join, please register here

 

All workshops are free, but registration is required. Participants will be emailed Zoom meeting information upon registration.  

You can find a complete schedule of our career workshops and other Workplace programs in our events calendar. If you would like in person assistance, PA CareerLink® Community Workforce Connector’s visit library branches across the city. Find out when they are visiting a library near you in our PA CareerLink® calendar.


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