Workshops and Classes Offered to the Public at No Charge
The Workforce Department offers classes to the public at no charge. Classes generally begin at 9:30 a.m. and run 1-2 hours, depending on the topic. One of the first classes we recommend is our Resume Workshop. This class begins as an informational discussion and then evolves into hands-on resume creation. We also offer a cover letter class to go along with the resume class, so you can learn how to create an effective letter of introduction to accompany your resume.
Our next recommendation is usually the Interviewing class and Mock Interviews. In the Interviewing class you will learn what questions to expect at an interview, how to prepare for those questions, and how you can be sure to put your best foot forward at the interview. You will next have the opportunity to do an actual interview with a member of our staff and will receive feedback from that staff member.
Workforce also offers several computer-related classes. We offer a class on Online Applications, since so many employers are now requiring job applications to be completed online. This class will not only give you tips on completing these applications and how to follow up, but it will also offer assistance with those “ethics” types of questionnaires that are often included in an online application.
We have additional computer classes each month, such as Intro to Word, and Intro to Excel. Or, if you’re not computer savvy and aren’t ready for those classes, we also offer a Basic Computers class that is designed to help you feel more comfortable using a computer.
Even if you are not using Social Media–such as Facebook, Twitter, LINKedIn, etc.–employers are! So we offer a class that explores how employers are using Social Media not only to screen out applicants, but also to monitor employee online activity. In this class you will also learn how to use Social Media to your advantage in your job search.