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Workshops & Labs For August, 2012

I need to work on my resume?  How can I get some help?

 

Step One – Building A Basic Resume

Provides beginner to intermediate instruction and guidance

The best place to start if you have never done a resume or it has been quite some time since you updated a resume.  This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to build a resume.  Bringing a list of previous employers, education, and a flash drive, is recommended.

Wednesdays, August 8 & 22 ● 10 am – 12:00 Noon

Must Register Online ● Computer/Internet skills required (see page 5)

 

Step Two – Creating A Better Resume

Prerequisite: must have current resume or attended the Building a Basic Resume workshop.  Provides intermediate to advanced resume guidance.

So you have a resume, is it a report or an advertisement?  Having trouble getting calls off of your resume?  This workshop provides ideas and suggestions on how to spruce up your resume.

Wednesday, August 1 & 15 ● 10 am – 12 Noon Ÿ Thursdays, August 9 & 23 ● 2 – 4 pm

Must Register Online ● Computer/Internet skills required (see page 5)

 

Step Three – Federal Jobs: How To Apply!

This session provides hands-on help with the complex Federal Job Application process.

Thursdays, August 16 & 23 ● 8:30 – 11:30 am

Vet priority ● Register at the Information Desk or call 667-3777

 

Step Four  – One-on-One Resume Review

Sit down with someone 1-on-1 for individual feedback on your resume.

Prerequisite: must attend Building a Basic Resume and/or Creating a Better Resume workshop.

By Appointment only – visit the Information Desk or call 667-3777

 

I haven’t interviewed in a long time, how do I get ready?

 

Step One – Preparing For The Interview

Interviewing begins with research and practice.  Learn how to prepare for an interview, as well as present yourself in the best way possible!

Tuesdays, August 7 & 21 ● 10 am – 12 noon

Must Register Online

 

Step Two – Mock Interview Coaching: Practice Makes Perfect!

Prerequisite: must attend Preparing for the Interview workshop

Practice your interview and reduce anxiety in a live, one-on-one, mock interview.

By appointment only — visit the Information Desk or call 667-3777

 

I don’t know how to even look for a job, what do I do?

 

Step One – Online Job Search

Learn about some of the resources available to you through Connecting Colorado, as well as other online resources.  Participants need to have an active email address for this workshop.

Wednesdays, August 1 & 15 ● 10 am – 12 noon ● Must Register Online

Computer/Internet skills / established e-mail address required (see page 5).

 

Step Two – Networking: Pay it forward

In a tough economy with a highly competitive job market it is not just about who you know.  Networking is not about trading business cards; it is about helping, assisting, sharing, supporting, and building relationships with others.

Tuesdays, August 14 & 28 ● 10 am – 12 Noon

Must Register Online

 

Step Three – Social Media: Expand Your Networking Connections

LinkedIn is now a way of life, and if you are not using it in your job search you are missing opportunities.  Come learn some of the ins and outs of using LinkedIn and improving your job search.  Must have an active email account for this workshop

Mondays, August 13 & 27 ● 2 – 4 PM

Must Register Online ● Computer/ Internet skills required (see page 5).

 

Step Four – Job Networking-Groups

For ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Seeker Network Group ● Monday’s ● 10 am – 12 noon ● No registration needed

50+ Network Group ● Thursday’s ● 10 am – 12 noon ● No registration needed

 

I want to change careers, but how do I decide what career?

 

Step One – Personality and Career: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Matching personality type and work is a fundamental part of career planning.  This tool provides insights into your preferences and a more satisfying, fulfilling job.

Fridays, August 10 & 24 ● 10 am – 12 noon ● Must Register Online

 

Step Two – CSI: Career Scene Investigation

Computerized exploration tools to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages, and labor market information for your career plan.

Available through the Computer Lab ● Computer/ Internet skills required (see page 5).

 

Step Three – Ask a Career Consultant (AACC)

Have you attended PPWFC’s workshops for help with career planning, job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills but still not met with success?  Career Consultants are available to answer your questions and offer suggestions.

 

Monday, 8:30 – 11:30 am ● Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm ●

Wednesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

No appointment necessary ●

First come first served, so there may be a wait. ●

Veterans are given priority.

 

I need to learn computer skills.  How can I get some help?

 

 

Step One – Typing or keyboarding

The first step in mastering the computer is learning how to keyboard or type.  To complete online applications, cover letters, and resumes you must learn basic typing skills.  Come to the Open Lab or use your computer at home to learn keyboarding skills using free online tutorials.

www.goodtyping.com ● www.sense-lang.org/typing

An instructor is available to assist you in the Open Lab.

 

Step Two – Beginning Computer Skills-Instructor-led workshops

Note: These sessions are for job seekers with little or no computer ability.  Sign up is available online or at the information desk in the Resource Center.

 

Basic Computer Skills – Part 1

Thursday, August 9 from 1 – 4 pm

Covers use of mouse and Windows, task bar, and minimizing/maximizing

Prerequisite: must have basic knowledge of how to use a mouse and ability to type a minimum 10 words per minute on the keyboard.

 

Microsoft Word Skills – Part 2

Thursday, August 16 from 1 – 4 pm

Covers word processing, cut/paste, and font changes

Prerequisite: Must have attended Basic Computer Skills – Part 1 workshop or must have basic knowledge of how to use a mouse, Windows, and ability to type a minimum 10 words per minute on the keyboard

 

(If you are unable to attend the workshops you may complete beginning level tutorials during open lab. These tutorials include: The Mouse, Computer Basics, The Internet and Beginning Word. It is recommended you attend the workshops if possible because they include hands on activities.)

 

Step Three – Computer skills Certificate

Microsoft Office 2007: Beginning and Intermediate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This is a self-paced training program based on computer tutorials and hands on exercises. This course requires participants to attend training a minimum of six hours per week. The average time to complete the training is 40-50 hours. A certificate is awarded at completion. Register online. You will be contacted when there is an opening. It may be a couple of weeks before you are contacted.

Prerequisite: must have basic computer skills and type at least 10-20 words per minute.

 

 

CareerReady Colorado Certificate

Job skills credential ● Three 1-hour tests

Other computer workshops at Pikes Peak Library District website – www.ppld.orgORLearn on your own at www.gcflearnfree.org and www.goodtyping.com To update your profile or access job database go to www.connectingcolorado.com

 

 

Track The Workshops For Which You Have Signed Up

 

To help you keep track of the workshops for which you have signed up use the chart below to write down the day and time of the workshops for which you have signed up.

 

For Example:

Workshop

Date

Day

Time

Create a Better Resume Thursday March 15 2 – 4 PM

 

Workshop

Date

Day

Time

 

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America.  If I’m not there, I go to work.Robert Orben


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question:     How do I prepare for an effective job search?

Answer:       Job Seeker Networking Groups, Networking: Pay It Forward, Social Media:
Expand Your Networking Connections

 

Question:     I need fast and personal help with my resume!

Answer:       Building a Basic Resume, Create a Better Resume, One-on-One Resume Review

 

Questions:   How do I plan a career change?

Answer:       C.S.I.: Career Scene Investigation, Personality & Careers

 

Question:     How do I apply for Federal jobs?

Answer:       The Federal Jobs Application

 

Question:     How can I practice for job interviews?

Answer:       Preparing for the Interview, Mock Interview Coaching

 

Question:     I need basic computer skills!

Answer:       Visit the Computer Café for classes.

 

Question:     Should I start my own business?

Answer:       Self-Employment: The Driver’s Seat

 

Question:     Where do I connect to other job seekers and hiring trends?

Answer:       Job Seeker Network groups for professionals, 50+ agers, and military veterans

 

Question:     How do I assess and develop my interpersonal skills?

Answer:       The Success Profiler

 

Question:     What does Computer / Internet skills required mean?

Answer:       This means in order to attend that workshop you must be able to perform the
following computer tasks:

 

Open a new documentEnter type/text in document

Save a document

Create document in Microsoft Word

Change font size/style

Set/change margins

Use bullets/numberingIndent paragraphs

Edit/change text

Find a saved document

Print a document

Use HELP feature in Word

Use spelling/grammar check

 

In today’s job market and economy, NOT having basic computer skills, is frequently a barrier to employment.  If you need assistance in learning how to use the computer please see the training sessions: Basic Computer Skills – Part 1 and Microsoft Word Skills – Part 2

 

A certificate does not make you certified.  Attitude, performance, commitment to self and team – these and a certificate make you certified.

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Pikes Peak Workforce Center Workshops and Computer Lab Schedule

 

August ~ 2012

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

110 am – 12 noon

Create A Better Resume

 

10 am – 12 noon

Online Job Search

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm:

AACC

210 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

3
68:30 – 11:30 am

AACC

 

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seekers Network Group

710 am – 12 noon

Preparing for the Interview

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

AACC

810 am – 12 noon

Build A Basic Resume

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

AACC

910 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

1 – 4 pm

Basic Computer Skills – Part 1

 

2 – 4 pm

Create A Better Resume

1010 am – 12 noon

Personality and Careers

138:30 – 11:30 am

AACC

 

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seekers Network Group

 

2 – 4 pm

Social Media

1410 am – 12 noon

Networking: Pay It Forward

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

AACC

 

1510 am – 12 noon

Create A Better Resume

 

10 am – 12 noon

Online Job Search

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm:

AACC

168:30 – 11:30 am

Federal Jobs: How To Apply

 

10 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

1 – 4 pm

Microsoft Word Skills – Part 2

17
208:30 – 11:30 am

AACC

 

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seekers Network Group

2110 am – 12 noon

Preparing for the Interview

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

AACC

2210 am – 12 noon

Build A Basic Resume

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

AACC

238:30 – 11:30 am

Federal Jobs: How To Apply

 

10 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

2 – 4 pm

Create A Better Resume

2410 am – 12 noon

Personality and Careers

278:30 – 11:30 am

AACC

 

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seekers Network Group

 

2 – 4 pm

Social Media

2810 am – 12 noon

Networking: Pay It Forward

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

AACC

 

29  3010 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

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