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Job Search: Workshops & Labs for April, 2013

NEW WORKSHOP TO HELP GET YOUR JOB SEARCH STARTED . . .

 

JOB SEARCH 101:  H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Information on Resources, Employment, and Development): Learn how the services available at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community can help you expand your job search techniques!  Have you been spinning your wheels on the job search path and not getting results?  This workshop is the answer!

1.  Online registration required.

2.  Basic computer skills needed (as defined in Workshop schedule).

 

For workshop descriptions see pages 4 & 5.

All workshops are identified by their workshop number.

To sign-up for workshops go online, unless otherwise noted.

Parents need to make arrangements for childcare before attending workshops

 

RESUME:  My resume needs work?  How can I get help?

 

Resume 101: Build a Basic Resume

Wednesdays, April 10 & 24 ● 10 am – 12:00 noon

 

Resume 201: Create a Better Resume

Wednesdays, April 3 & 17 ● 10 am – 12 noon – OR –

Thursday, April 11 & 25 ● 2 – 4 pm

 

Resume 301: Federal Jobs: How To Apply

Thursday, April 25 ● 8:30 – 11:30 am ● Vet priority

Register at the Information Desk or call 667-3700

 

Resume 401: One-on-One Resume Review

By appointment only – visit the Information Desk or call 667-3700

 

INTERVIEWS:  How do I get ready?

 

Interview 101: Preparing For the Interview

Tuesdays, April 2 & 16 ● 10 am – 12 noon

 

Interview 201: Mock Interview Coaching

By appointment only — visit the Information Desk or call 667-3700

 

JOB SEARCH:  How do I start my Job Search?

 

Job Search 101: H.I.R.E.D.

Every Wednesday ● 8:30 – 11:30 am

Every Friday ● 1:30 – 4:30 pm

 

Job Search 201: Online Job Search

Wednesdays, April 3 & 17 ● 10 am – 12 noon

 

Job Search 301: Networking: Pay it forward

Tuesdays, April 9 & 23 ● 10 am – 12 noon

 

Job Search 401: Social Media: Expanding Your Connections

Mondays, April 8 & 22 ● 2 – 4 PM

 

Job Search 501: Job Networking-Groups

Job Seeker Network Group ● Mondays ● 10 am – 12 noon ● No registration needed

50+ Network Group ● Thursdays ● 10 am – 12 noon ● No registration needed

 

CAREERS:  How do I decide what career to pursue?

 

Careers 101: Personality and Career: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Fridays, April 12 & 26 ● 10 am – 12 noon

 

Careers 201: CSI: Career Scene Investigation

Available during Open Lab hours only

 

Careers 301: Ask a Career Consultant (AACC)

By appointment only ● Must attend H.I.R.E.D. workshop prior to scheduling appointment ● To schedule appointment go to www.ppwfc.org and click ‘Adult Workshops’ ● Appointments available on Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4 pm and Thursdays, 8:30 am – 4 pm

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

How do I improve my computer skills?

 

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, April 11 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, April 25 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 2010: 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 words per minute.

 

CareerReady Colorado Certificate

Job skills credential ● three 1-hour tests

 

Other computer workshops at Pikes Peak Library District website – www.ppld.org

OR

Learn on your own at www.gcflearnfree.org and www.goodtyping.com

To update your profile or access job database go to www.connectingcolorado.com

 


Workshop Descriptions

 

Careers 101:  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 for a more satisfying, fulfilling job.

 

Careers 201:  CSI: Career Scene Investigation

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

Computer / Internet skills required (see page 6)

 

Careers 301: Ask a Career Consultant (AACC)

Have you attended the H.I.R.E.D. and other 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.

 

Interview 101:  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!

 

Interview 201:  Mock Interview Coaching: Practice Makes Perfect!

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

Prerequisite: Must attend Preparing for the Interview workshop

 

Job Search 101:  H.I.R.E.D.

H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Information on Resources, Employment, and Development): Learn how the services available at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community can help you expand your job search techniques!  Have you been spinning your wheels on the job search path and not getting results?  This workshop is the answer!

 

Job Search 201:  Online Job Search

Learn about some of the resources available to you through Connecting Colorado as well as other online resources.

Computer / Internet skills / email address required (see page 6)

 

Job Search 301:  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.

 

Job Search 401:  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

 

Job Search 501:  Job Networking-Groups

For ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

 

Resume 101:  Build A Basic Resume

The best place to start if you have never written a resume or it has been quite some time since you updated your 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.

Provides beginner to intermediate instruction and guidance

 

Resume 201:  Creating A Better Resume

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

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

 

Resume 301:  Federal Jobs: How To Apply!

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

 

Resume 401:  One-on-One Resume Review

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

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

 

Computer /Internet Skills Required

 

So, what does “Computer / Internet skills required” mean?

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

 

  • Open a new document
  • Enter type/text in document
  • Save a document
  • Create document in Microsoft Word
  • Change font size/style
  • Set/change margins
  • Use bullets/numbering
  • Indent 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

 


Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Workshops and Computer Lab Schedule

 

April

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seeker Network Group2

10 am – 12 noon

Preparing for the Interview3

8:30 – 11:30 am

H.I.R.E.D.

 

10 am – 12 noon

Create A Better Resume

 

10 am – 12 noon

Online Job Search

 

1:30 – 4 pm

AACC4

8:30 am – 4 pm

AACC

 

10 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

5

1:30 – 4:30 pm

H.I.R.E.D 8

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seeker Network Group

 

2 – 4 pm

Social Media9

10 am – 12 noon

Networking: Pay It Forward10

8:30 – 11:30 am

H.I.R.E.D.

 

10 am – 12 noon

Build A Basic Resume

 

1:30 – 4 pm

AACC11

8:30 am – 4 pm

AACC

 

10 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

1 – 4 pm

Basic Computer Skills – Part 1

 

2 – 4 pm

Create A Better Resume

12

10 am – 12 noon

Personality and Careers

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

H.I.R.E.D.

15 

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seeker Network Group16

10 am – 12 noon

Preparing for the Interview17

8:30 – 11:30 am

H.I.R.E.D.

 

10 am – 12 noon

Create A Better Resume

 

10 am – 12 noon

Online Job Search

 

1:30 – 4 pm

AACC18

 

Spring Job Fair

 

11 am – 4 pm

(10 am for Veterans)

 

Double Tree Hotel

World Arena

I-25 & Circle Drive

 19

1:30 – 4:30 pm

H.I.R.E.D. 22

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seeker Network Group

 

2 – 4 pm

Social Media23

10 am – 12 noon

Networking: Pay It Forward24

8:30 – 11:30 am

H.I.R.E.D.

 

10 am – 12 noon

Build A Basic Resume25

8:30 am – 4 pm

AACC

 

8:30 – 11 am

Federal Jobs: How To Apply

 

10 am – 12 noon

50+ Network Group

 

1 – 4 pm

Microsoft Word Skills – Part 2

 

2 – 4 pm

Create A Better Resume26

10 am – 12 noon

Personality and Careers

 

1:30 – 4:30 pm

H.I.R.E.D. 29

10 am – 12 noon

Job Seeker Network Group30

 

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