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JFCS Career Development Center

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August 2021

Current Trends in Resume Writing

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Trends in resume writing continue to evolve. Does your resume clearly showcase your brand and highlight your value? Is it current with the latest trends and formatted for scoring and ranking by applicant tracking systems? Join us for ideas to help make your resume positively impactful. Presented by Pam Harris - pharris@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; how to open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer.…

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The Art of Networking

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: 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. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address when you register below. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24…

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LinkedIn: Searching for Jobs

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
LinkedIn

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to search for jobs on LinkedIn. This presentation will demonstrate how to search for jobs, apply for positions, and save searches/postings using LinkedIn. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Presented by Lisa Lenhart - llenhart@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address…

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Top Library Resources for Job Seekers

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: With a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh card, you have access to hundreds of on-line resources that are beneficial to job seekers and career changers alike. Join Irene Yelovich, Senior Librarian, as she demonstrates how to access free LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) and Udemy courses, talks about digital badges/certifications, and shares other helpful e-resources available through CLP.  This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Presented by Irene Yelovich, Senior Librarian, CLP.…

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Strategies for Virtual Employer Events

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: This session will focus on how to get the most out of attending a Virtual Employer Event. Join us to learn how to prepare strategies to make an impact and maximize your time and exposure to valuable company representatives during a virtual event. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers - rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop…

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Career Transitions and the Mature Worker

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn to Navigate the landscape of today's ever changing workforce. Regardless if you are returning to work, changing careers, or pursuing a passion there are many ways you can position yourself to be just what the employer needs. Highlight your strengths and attributes to maximize your efforts towards a successful career. Presented by Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed…

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Job Search Networking Group

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join fellow job seekers to expand your network, share job leads, contacts, and job market intelligence. You will have an opportunity to share your resume and/or marketing plan with the group if you would like. Facilitated by George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org and Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide…

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Defining Your Brand in Career Transition (Career Development Support Group)

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Job Loss can result in identity loss and so much more — and couple this with these unprecedented times and fear of the unknown can really intensify the situation! Join Pam Harris and Kelli McElhinny in this Virtual Career Development Support Group discussion, focusing on helping clients to stabilize their brands, reflecting on and separating who they are from what they do and who they want to be going forward. *To participate, you must…

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University of Pittsburgh Information Session

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join us as we welcome Pitt for an information session and Q&A. Recruiters from their Talent Acquisition team will discuss their opportunities for both staff and temporary positions followed by a question and answer session. This event will contain information on best practices to apply to Pitt, the how to and the why! *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Please contact Lisa Lenhart at llenhart@jfcspgh.org with any questions.…

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LinkedIn: Networking Strategies

August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
LinkedIn

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to find new networking contacts on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to find new connections at target companies and then take the next steps to develop a professional relationship. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Note: Please have your LinkedIn profile page completed before registering for this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career…

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Current Trends in Cover Letter Writing

August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Well written Cover Letters serve as a compelling and strategic component in getting hired. Do you write cover letters that help you to stand out from your competition? Trends in cover letter writing continue to evolve. Join us to gain new insight into how cover letters, e-notes, and other letters, provide a competitive edge. Presented by Pam Harris - pharris@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You…

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Safe and Effective Online Job Searching

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: This workshop is designed to teach the most effective and safe ways to perform job search activities online. 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 Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop…

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Phone & Video Interviewing

August 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Phone Screening

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: COVID 19 is changing the way employers recruit and interview job candidates. While companies are still hiring, in-person interviews have been replaced with phone and video interviews. These virtual interactions require a different set of skills and focus. This workshop will start off with a quick overview of basic interviewing skills and then focus on how you can best prepare for and successfully navigate both phone and video interviews. Presented by Pam Day - pday@jfcspgh.org.…

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Behavioral Interviewing Techniques in Action

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join us in learning what behavioral interviewing is and why so many employers use this method. In addition, we will present clear and concise techniques to prepare for behavioral interviews along with an opportunity to practice in a fun and relaxed environment. We hope to see you and look forward to an interactive and enjoyable presentation. Presented by Jeanne Williams - jwilliams@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center…

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Pre-Employment Requirements and Testing

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Have you ever started an online job application thinking you are coming to the end of the process, and then suddenly find yourself answering 80+ questions that don't seem to fit into the application process? Welcome to pre-employment testing. Join us as we discuss why human resource departments continue to increase testing and take a look at practice tests that will help you prepare for your next online application. Presented by Lisa Lenhart –…

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