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JFCS Career Development Center

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August 2020

Managing Your Job Search Stress (Career Development Support Group)

August 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Reduce Job Search Stress and Set a Strong Foundation for Your Job Search during this time when “social distancing” is the “new norm.” Join Kelli McElhinny and Pam Harris in our Virtual Career Development Support Group. Receive helpful tips to reduce your stress and set yourself up for success in the job search. Enjoy a forum to talk about and process your current challenges and frustrations as well as to share your own wins and creative strategies with others. *To…

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Current Trends in Cover Letter Writing

August 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 will be emailed a Zoom invitation…

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Phone & Video Interviewing

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phone Screening

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 Jeanne Williams – jwilliams@jfcspgh.org and Pam Day - pday@jfcspgh.org.…

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Safe and Effective Online Job Searching

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On-line Job Search

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 and Bethany Taylor - btaylor@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation one hour prior to the start…

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Linkedin: Searching for Jobs

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LinkedIn

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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org and Tamara Abney - tabney@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation one hour prior to the start of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address when you register below. To cancel a registration,…

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Career Transitions and the Mature Worker

August 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 a Zoom invitation one hour prior…

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LinkedIn: Networking Strategies

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LinkedIn

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. Note: Please have your LinkedIn profile page completed before registering for this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org and Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation one hour…

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Behavioral Interviewing Techniques in Action

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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, Pam Day - pday@jfcspgh.org, and Bethany Taylor - btaylor@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS…

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

August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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 be a currently enrolled JFCS Career…

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The Art of Networking

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 and Bethany Taylor - btaylor@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation one hour prior to the start 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…

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