Now is not the time to get the winter blues! JFCS Career Development Center has workshops, career fairs and presentations abound, all focused on sharpening job seeking skills. You can charge up your job search now!
In January the 4-part series “A New Year! A New Career!” drew CDC clients and other job seekers to the Mt. Lebanon Public Library for sessions on resume and cover letter writing. CDC Career Counselor Jeanne Williams was one of the presenters. “It was my first time visiting the library – a welcoming staff and bustling patrons of all ages. 20 people attended, all very attentive and responsive to our interactive learning style.”
The last session, focusing on interviewing techniques, takes place tomorrow, February 21 (1 – 2:30 pm). “Behavioral interviewing will be emphasized and there will be time allotted to practice interviewing in a non-threatening environment,” says Jeanne. Tips on storytelling, standing out from other candidates, and closing the deal before the interview ends are skills that are critical for job search success.
Beginning on February 25, CDC Career Counselors Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks and Lisa Lenhart host a 6-week education and discussion group at JFCS called “Kickstart your Motivation!” Looking for work can be discouraging as time goes on. Learn how to set achievable goals that fuel energy and self-confidence, become more proactive, and identify your “motivational fuse” that will keep you going strong.
And be on the lookout for upcoming career fairs. The U.S. Census Bureau recruiters will be at JFCS on March 12. And the annual WorkLaunch event, an intense series of practical workshops held Thursday evenings beginning March 21st at the Carnegie Library in Oakland, culminates in a large career fair on Friday April 12th. This year’s topics include new technologies and getting promoted, among others.
For more information and to register for events, call the Career Development Center at 412-422-5627.
Check the JFCS website calendar to stay up to date on all events, classes and workshops.