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Workforce Services sets March sessions

Workshops help job seekers fine tune search skills

Published: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 2:59 p.m. CDT

JOLIET, Ill. — Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced its March schedule of workshops designed for job seekers.

“Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”

“Many of our customers have not needed to look for work in a long time,” said Susan Flessner, WSD Administrative Manager. “These workshops help them brush up on their job search skills, and maybe learn some new job search techniques that didn’t exist five or 10 years ago.”

A session on job search skills, “Master Your Job Search,” will be offered at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20.

“Choosing a New Career”  will help those who have been laid off and would like assistance to determine which careers best suit their skills and interests. It will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, and 2 p.m. Monday, March 19.

Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in “Successful Interviewing.” Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may each schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop.

“Stand Out Resumes” will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, and 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Learn the basics of creating a competitive resume. Attendees may bring current resumes and have one-on-one reviews with WSD staff by request.

“Networking Your Way to a New Job” will help job searchers learn how to develop relationships and contacts with relatives, friends and acquaintances who can assist with the job search. The class also includes the use of social media in networking. The workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14.

All workshops will be held on the fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building at 214 N. Ottawa St. and are offered at no cost for Will County residents.

Workshops last about an hour, depending upon the number of participants.

To reserve a seat, contact Roxy Sefcik by phone at (815) 723-3884, or e-mail at rsefcik@willcountyillinois.com.

In addition, WSD’s computer lab will be open at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs. 

For additional information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org. WSD is under the County Executive’s office. 

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