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Sunday, June 5, 2011

How to get prepared for Fierce Job Competitions

Take a look at the workshops that make up the program:
COMPUTER BASICS: To become acquainted with your computer there are certain basic skills to be mastered. While these skills might seem obvious at first, the fact is that many people never take the time to learn these very important basics. This workshop provides hands-on basics for using a personal computer. You will learn to identify the primary parts of a computer, how to start and shutdown your computer, keyboard and typing tips, accessing software, and basic windows skills.
RESUME PREPARATION: This workshop covers the nuts and bolts of creating a winning resume. We will take you through the process of developing a resume, including format variations and sample resumes. You will also be given insight into Indiana Career Connect, the most comprehensive source of Indiana job openings. The website features: job search; create a resume; explore a career; and research the job market.
INTERVIEW PREPARATION: Interviewing has changed quite a bit the past few years. This workshop is designed to expose students to the various interviewing methods used today by employers. In this workshop students will learn and gain tips and techniques on how to properly prepare for an interview. After completing the workshop, students are encouraged to meet with the Job Placement Specialist to practice their skills by doing mock interviews.
CAREER SKILLS: A 4-course series to help students improve work habits while boosting their employability skills. This curriculum addresses the soft skills most needed by employees to be successful in the workplace. The course series will focus on four areas:
Effective Communication Skills-Gives tips on how to improve communication skills: effective oral, written, nonverbal communication and dealing with difficult people in the workplace.
Successful Work Habits-Discusses workplace ethics, employer expectations and personal characteristics desired by employers.
Workplace Effectiveness-Provides useful information on time management, problem solving, and how to be a team player.
Practical Business Etiquette-People are a key factor in your business success. The course material presents tips for employing etiquette on the job, person to person, via telephone, and email.
JOB CLUB: Looking for work and navigating career challenges are made easier when you're not alone.  With discussion topics to help facilitate a healthy give and take among attendees, you'll swap leads, offer feedback, conduct mock interviews, tackle challenges and encourage one another's weekly success.