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5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
(412) 422-5627

December 2017

Career Branding & Your Resume

December 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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). There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start of the workshop. To…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

December 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to…

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Excel Basics

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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Jobs By the Numbers

December 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This workshop will provide an overview of national and regional labor industry trends. We will focus on specific growth markets in the Greater Pittsburgh area. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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Interviewing Strategies

December 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

December 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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Resume Clinic

December 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

December 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please…

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Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching

December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

December 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two (2) 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. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

December 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a…

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The Art of Networking

December 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn the essential practice of networking; how to find and approach contacts and techniques for presenting yourself effectively. There is a *$20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCSC reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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January 2018

Career Branding & Your Resume

January 2, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Lisa Lenhart  - llenhart@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCS…

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

January 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

January 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash…

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Interviewing Strategies

January 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 Erin Barr - ebarr@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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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Microsoft Word Basics

January 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basics functions of Microsoft Word - creating and making changes to documents, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information, contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes and customer satisfaction. Certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDU's) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop. Presented by Master Black Belt Paul Gormas, For information contact George Ponticello - gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Excel Basics

January 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Carnegie Library Job & Career Education Center librarian. For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Career Transitions Career Fair

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Are you a jobseeker living with a disability, mental health challenge, or on the Autism Spectrum? This is an opportunity to meet with employers who appreciate diversity within their organization. The following employers will be onsite at JFCS Career Development Center: Allegheny County, FedEx Ground, Kurt J. Lesker Company, Peoples Gas, Tobii Dynavox, and University of Pittsburgh. Conference Rooms A/B/C Dress for an interview, and bring copies of your resume. Registration preferred via email to Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org, although walk-ins…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

January 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two (2) cover letter formats that attract quick attention to your qualification. Also, learn the basics of e-notes and several other job search communication tools that can positively impact your candidacy. 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of…

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Phone and Pre-employment Screening

January 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks - kmyers-brooks@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 the JFCS reception prior to…

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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

January 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint: creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

January 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 effort and job search. The public profile, recommendations and endorsements, and groups are also discussed in this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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Resume Clinic

January 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This clinic is for individuals who would benefit from a step-by-step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands-on building of your own resume. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers - rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room 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 the…

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February 2018

Staffing Agency Career Day

February 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Are you interested in opportunities available through staffing agencies? Join us at the JFCS Career Development Center, and meet with representatives from Consulting Resources Inc., Accountemps, Office Team and Staffmark. To make the most of this opportunity, please research opportunities available on agency websites, bring copies of specific job postings and your resume, and be prepared for a successful meeting. Conference Room A/B By appointment ONLY - Please contact Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

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How to Work a Room

February 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Join us to learn how to navigate networking events and practice business savvy networking and socializing through role play exercises and techniques. This engaging session will help prepare you to make an impact at these events and maximize your potential exposure to valuable networking contacts. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers, rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Career Branding and Your Resume

February 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 in a prequalifying program; payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/MasterCard, or cash payable at the JFCS reception…

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The Art of Networking

February 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This class is designed to help you learn the essential practices of networking. You will learn where to find contacts, how and when to approach them, 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of…

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Exploring Business Ownership

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this workshop, John Tubridy, from FranNet, will discuss various self-employment options including whether a franchise is right for you. For information, contact Gretchen Young – gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Conference Room C To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

February 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

February 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks - kmyers-brooks@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 the JFCS reception prior to…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

February 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint: creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Jobs by the Numbers

February 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This workshop will provide an overview of national and regional labor industry trends. We will focus on specific growth markets in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers, rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Resume Clinic

February 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume. Presented by Lisa Lenhart, llenhart@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@cdcpgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance

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Safe and Efficient Online Job Searching

February 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Chris Rippee, crippee@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…

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Interviewing Strategies

February 28, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 Erin Barr - ebarr@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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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March 2018

Career Branding & Your Resume

March 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 the…

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Microsoft Word Basics

March 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word - creating and making changes to documents, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information, contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, 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 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room 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,…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

March 8, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two (2) 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. Presented by Chris Rippee - crippee@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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop…

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Phone & Pre-Employment Screening

March 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks - kmyers-brooks@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 the JFCS reception prior to the start…

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The Art of Networking

March 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call…

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

March 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes and customer satisfaction. Certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop. Presented by Master Black Belt Paul Gormas - for information contact George Ponticello - gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Excel Basics

March 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.  

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

March 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

March 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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Safe & Efficient Online Job Searching

March 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Wendy Solomon - wsolomon@jfcspgh.org Conference Room C 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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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

March 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint - creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.  

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April 2018

Career Branding & Your Resume

April 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 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 the…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

April 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

April 5, 2018 @ 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 Chris Rippee - crippee@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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City of Pittsburgh Career Opportunities Information Session

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Representatives from the City of Pittsburgh will be at JFCS Career Development Center to discuss opportunities and the application process for Civil Service jobs. This will be an interactive presentation with time dedicated to answering your questions. For information, contact Tanya Bashor - tbashor@jfcspgh.org. Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Resume Clinic

April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers - rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Computer Room 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…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

April 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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The Art of Networking

April 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This class is designed to help you learn the essential practice of networking. You will learn where to find contacts, how and when to approach them, 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 in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at the JFCS reception prior to the start of the…

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LinkedIn Photo Session

April 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Limited to current JFCS Career Development Center clients that have a current LinkedIn account and email account that they can access. Clients can come to JFCS to have their picture taken, and a staff member will help them to upload their picture to their LinkedIn profile. Dress in your business attire and get ready to say cheese! Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

April 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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Interviewing Strategies

April 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 Erin Barr - ebarr@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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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May 2018

Career Branding & Your Resume

May 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 the…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

May 3, 2018 @ 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 Chris Rippee - crippee@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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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

May 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash…

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Microsoft Word Basics

May 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word - creating and making changes to documents, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information, contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, 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

May 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 the JFCS reception prior to…

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Resume Clinic

May 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers - rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Computer Room 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…

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The Art of Networking

May 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call…

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

May 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes and customer satisfaction. Certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop. Presented by Master Black Belt Paul Gormas For information contact George Ponticello - gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Excel Basics

May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

May 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

May 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint: creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

May 23, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching

May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Chris Rippee - crippee@jfcspgh.org Conference Room C 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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Interviewing Strategies

May 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks - kmyers-brooks@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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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June 2018

Career Branding & Your Resume

June 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 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 the…

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How to Work a Room

June 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Join us to learn how to navigate networking events and practice business savvy networking and socializing through role play exercises and techniques. This engaging session will help prepare you to make an impact at these events and maximize your potential exposure to valuable networking contacts. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers, rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, 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

June 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly – jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash…

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Giant Eagle Career Exploration Day

June 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Recruiters will be on-site conducting interviews for immediate opportunities in retail, pharmacy, warehouse, fresh food manufacturing, corporate and leadership for Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations throughout the Pittsburgh area. Please visit http://jobs.gianteagle.com/ and apply online for positions before registering for this event. Candidates should be prepared to discuss specific positions with the recruiters. Please dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. Conference Room A/B By appointment ONLY – To register please contact Robin Farabee-Siers at 412-586-3773.

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

June 12, 2018 @ 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 Chris Rippee – crippee@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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Microsoft Word Basics

June 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word – creating and making changes to documents, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information, contact Gretchen Young – gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

June 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours…

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The Art of Networking

June 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 the JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call…

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Jobs by the Numbers

June 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This workshop will provide an overview of national and regional labor industry trends. We will focus on specific growth markets in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers, rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint: creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer. For information contact Gretchen Young – gyoung@jfcspgh.org. Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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July 2018

Career Branding & Your Resume

July 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 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…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

July 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly – jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients in a prequalifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash…

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Microsoft Word Basics

July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word – creating and making changes to documents, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer For information, contact Gretchen Young – gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Excel Basics

July 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 workshop, 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

July 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 Kaitlyn Myers Brooks – kmyers-brooks@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…

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Resume Clinic

July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers – rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Computer Room 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…

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PNC Career Day

July 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Representatives from PNC will be at JFCS Career Development Center to discuss opportunities and interview for open positions in the areas of: Operations/Retail, Technology, Customer Care Center, and Risk/Audit. Research opportunities on PNC’s career website (https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/careers.html), bring copies of specific job postings you have applied for, along with your resume, and meet with representatives from PNC. Conference Room A/B/C To register for this event, you must call Robin Farabee-Siers at 412-586-3773.

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The Art of Networking

July 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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 workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723…

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

July 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes and customer satisfaction. Certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop. Presented by Master Black Belt Paul Gormas For information contact George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

July 19, 2018 @ 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 Chris Rippee – crippee@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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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

July 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. 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 start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in…

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Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

July 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint: creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young – gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Interviewing Strategies

July 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 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 reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in…

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Kelly Educational Staffing Career Day

July 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Representatives from Kelly Educational Staffing will visit JFCS Career Development Center to discuss career opportunities in school districts throughout Allegheny County. Conference Room A/B To register for this event, you must call Robin Farabee-Siers at 412-586-3773.

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

July 31, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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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. Presented by Justin Kelly – jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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August 2018

Overcoming the Emotional Fallout of Job Loss

August 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A licensed social worker and a career counselor will be co-facilitating this bi-weekly topical small group format with a 30 minute presentation introducing the subject, followed by a brief self-assessment, group discussion, and feedback. This presentation brings to light the emotions we experience resulting from a change, such as loss of a job, and helpful techniques and coping mechanisms to lessen the impact and allow participants to more easily transition into a healthy job search process. Participants should experience a…

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