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JFCS Career Development Center

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February 2023

LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
LinkedIn

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to build your profile on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to create a professional online presence using LinkedIn. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Presented by 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 your preferred email address when you…

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CDSG: Transitional Career Branding

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 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 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…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

February 8 @ 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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Phone & Video Interviewing

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Phone Screening

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: COVID 19 has forever changed the way employers recruit and interview job candidates. In-person interviews have largely been replaced by phone and video recruitment processes. 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. You…

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UPMC/Pathways to Work Employer Information Session

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join JFCS Career Development Center as we virtually host recruiters from UPMC for an information and Q & A session! Gain access to employment opportunity details plus an overview of the Pathways to Work program! Learn about openings in various departments such as: Professional Administration, Nursing, Allied Health, Service Workers, and more! You are encouraged to visit UPMC website to apply and learn more: https://careers.upmc.com/ This event is open to the public. Please contact…

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Job Search Networking Group

February 15 @ 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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Trends in Resume Writing

February 15 @ 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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Career Transitions and the Mature Worker

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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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LinkedIn: Searching for Jobs

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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Behavioral Interviewing Techniques in Action

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 Pam Day - pday@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center…

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LinkedIn: Networking Strategies

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 You will be emailed a Zoom link upon registration. To…

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The Art of Networking

February 22 @ 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, 24 hours in advance.…

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Trends in Cover Letter Writing

February 22 @ 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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YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh Information Session

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join JFCS Career Development Center as we virtually host recruiters from YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh for an information and Q & A session! Gain access to employment opportunity details, interviewing and onboarding process overview. Learn about openings such as: Teaching, STEM Educator, and more! You are encouraged to visit YWCA website to apply and learn more: https://www.ywcapgh.org/about-us/careers/ This event is open to the public. Please contact Employer Relations Specialist Shawnte’ Knox with any questions…

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Executive Functioning

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Executive function is what allows us to organize, plan, hold information in our brains while working tasks, and take action, making it a vital process in the modern world. In this presentation, we'll provide an overview of what executive function is and how it develops, talk about factors that can affect executive function, and provide you with a framework and tools to improve your executive function. Presented by Chris Rippee – crippee@jfcspgh.org. You will…

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Pre-Employment Requirements and Testing

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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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March 2023

UPMC Pathways to Work Information Session

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join JFCS Career Development Center as we virtually host recruiters from UPMC for an information and Q & A session! Gain access to employment opportunity details plus an overview of the Pathways to Work program! Learn about openings in various departments such as: Professional Administration, Nursing, Allied Health, Service Workers, and more! You are encouraged to visit UPMC website to apply and learn more: https://careers.upmc.com/ This event is open to the public. Please contact…

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