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March 2020

Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two cover letter formats that attract quick attention to your qualifications. Also, learn the basics of e-notes and several other job search communication tools that can positively impact your candidacy. If you would like feedback on your current cover letters, bring a sample or two for peer feedback at the end of the session. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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CDC MS Integrated

This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Phone Screening

Understand the hiring implications of a variety of pre-employment tests (samples provided) and background checks. Learn how phone screening interviews require a different set of skills and focus; a mock phone interview will be conducted. Presented by Jeanne Williams – jwilliams@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the…

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 1 @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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This series is an educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. New, stand-alone topics are presented each week over the course of four weeks. Attend just one or all four!   Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events.

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Career Branding & Your Resume

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Career Branding

Resumes have changed drastically! Learn how to create a resume that reflects your brand and clearly highlights your value proposition. Also discover what format changes are necessary for your resume to be successfully scanned by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Presented by Pam Harris – pharris@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS…

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Excel Basics

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Excel

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program, including the basics of entering and manipulating data, the construction of formulas for math calculations, and creating an aesthetically pleasing spreadsheet design. Presenter: Carnegie Library Job & Career Education Center Librarian For information, contact Gretchen Young – gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

For individuals who have LinkedIn accounts and want to learn how to utilize this social networking site to build their network and aid in their job search.Topics covered include best practices for: how to complete your profile, add connections, and navigate your privacy settings. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Presented by Justin Kelly – jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in…

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WorkLaunch: Navigating Unemployment Compensation @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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A workforce development representative from the PA Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation will present an overview of the unemployment compensation process, including recent changes, how to apply for a claim, who is eligible, and filing appeals. Time will be provided for Q&A. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 2 @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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This series is an educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. New, stand-alone topics are presented each week over the course of four weeks. Attend just one or all four! Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events.

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Interviewing Strategies

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Presented by Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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The Art of Networking

March 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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The Art of Networking

Learn the essential practice of networking; how to find and approach contacts and techniques for presenting yourself effectively. Presented by George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723,…

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WorkLaunch: Navigating Online Applications @ The AC Free Library (Carnegie)

March 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave
Carnegie, PA 15106 United States
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Come to the AC Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, PA for a workshop on navigating online applications. Learn tips and tricks to completing online job applications more efficiently and effectively. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

For individuals who have successfully completed the LinkedIn for Job Seekers workshop and are ready to learn how to maximize their use of LinkedIn. In this workshop, clients will learn tips and techniques for how to effectively search for people and jobs to enhance their networking efforts and job search. The public profile, recommendations and endorsements, and groups are also discussed in this workshop. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Presented by Justin…

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 3 @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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This series is an educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. New, stand-alone topics are presented each week over the course of four weeks. Attend just one or all four! Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events.

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Career Development Support Group @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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This co-facilitated, topical discussion group is designed to support individuals in coping with stress arising from the loss of a job or change in career trajectory. Learn how to reduce anxiety and implement self-care strategies in this supportive environment. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events.

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Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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On-line Job Search

This workshop is designed to teach the most effective and safe ways to perform job search activities on-line. Topics will include internet safety, how to navigate online applications, Internet-ready resumes, useful job search websites, and how to stay organized with your job search. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers – rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or…

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WorkLaunch: Nuts & Bolts of Gig Economy Work @ Penn Hills Library

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road
Penn Hills, PA 15235 United States
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Come join us at the Penn Hills Library to learn about the logistics of side hustles and gig economy jobs. Discussions will include information regarding taxes, insurance, and other topics related to working as an independent contractor. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Successful Interviewing

An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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WorkLaunch: Brief Career Counseling @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Get expert help from a professional career counselor with JFCS Career Development Center. Bring a resume for review and questions about your career path. Registration is encouraged to guarantee an appointment, please register by calling 412-622-3133. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Six Sigma White Belt

This course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes, and customer satisfaction. A certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop. Presented by J.B. Wilcox, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt For information contact George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 4 @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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This series is an educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. New, stand-alone topics are presented each week over the course of four weeks. Attend just one or all four! Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events.  

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WorkLaunch: How to Work a Room: Preparing for Career Fair Success @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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This session will focus on how to get the most out of attending a Career Fair, including the Career & Community Resource Fair on April 3rd. Learn strategies on how best to prepare, make an impact, and maximize your potential exposure to valuable company representatives. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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April 2020

WorkLaunch: Successful Career Transitions after 50 @ CLP Carrick

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CLP Carrick, 1811 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210 United States
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Join us at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Carrick to learn about the challenges facing the “sandwich” generation, strategies for making a successful career transition, and opportunities after retirement. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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WorkLaunch: Career & Community Resource Fair @ Carnegie Library (Oakland)

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Connect with representatives from more than 25 Pittsburgh area employers and community resources. Please register online at carnegielibrary.org/events. WorkLaunch is an annual series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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