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JFCS Career Development Center

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

July 2019

Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 1

July 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 2

July 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

July 10, 2019 @ 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 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…

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

July 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 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 the…

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

July 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes, and customer satisfaction. A certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop. Presented by J.B. Wilcox, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt For information contact George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 3

July 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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The Art of Networking

July 17, 2019 @ 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 registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723,…

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Interviewing Strategies

July 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Presented by Pam Day – pday@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 cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

July 18, 2019 @ 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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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 4

July 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

July 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 Pam Day – pday@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 cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Excel Basics

July 25, 2019 @ 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 registration, 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

July 25, 2019 @ 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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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 5

July 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Career Development Support Group – Mitigating Financial Anxiety

July 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Job loss can put a big strain on finances. Hopefully, you have a severance package or unemployment to fall back on, for a while. However, many job seekers experience a job search that takes longer than expected and outlasts unemployment benefits. Discuss tips to stretch finances while in a job search. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Co-facilitators: Pam Harris, JFCS | CDC pharris@jfcspgh.org with Kelli McElhinny, JFCS | Counseling Services Conference Room…

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August 2019

Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 6

August 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Career Branding & Your Resume

August 6, 2019 @ 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 JFCS…

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Technology Walk-in Session

August 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This walk-in session is designed to answer your questions related to Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) as well as any internet connectivity, browser, and overall basic computer operations. Registration is required, however, you may stop in anytime between 10:00 am and 11:45 am. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

August 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 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 JFCS reception prior to the…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

August 8, 2019 @ 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

August 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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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Interviewing Strategies

August 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Excel Basics

August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Excel

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

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

August 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 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 the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

August 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

For individuals who have successfully completed the LinkedIn for Job Seekers workshop and are ready to learn how to maximize their use of LinkedIn. In this workshop, clients will learn tips and techniques for how to effectively search for people and jobs to enhance their networking efforts and job search. The public profile, recommendations and endorsements, and groups are also discussed in this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly – jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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Career Development Support Group

August 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This month's topic: Managing Job Search Stress. Job Searching can be tremendously stressful, so it’s important that you’re doing everything possible to take care of yourself during the process. Learn self-care tips and techniques to maximize your wellness during your job search. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Co-facilitators: Pam Harris, JFCS | CDC pharris@jfcspgh.org with Kelli McElhinny, JFCS | Counseling Services Conference Room C To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young…

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September 2019

Career Branding & Your Resume

September 3, 2019 @ 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 enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

September 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

September 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two cover letter formats that attract quick attention to your qualifications. Also, learn the basics of e-notes and several other job search communication tools that can positively impact your candidacy. If you would like feedback on your current cover letters, bring a sample or two for peer feedback at the end of the session. Presented by Pam Harris – pharris@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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How to Work a Room: Preparing for Career Fair Success

September 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Successful Interviewing

This session will focus on how to get the most out of attending a Career Fair. Join us to learn how to successfully navigate job fairs and practice business savvy networking and socializing. Learn strategies on how best to prepare, make an impact, and maximize your potential exposure to valuable company representatives. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers, rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room C To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

September 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

For individuals who have LinkedIn accounts and want to learn how to utilize this social networking site to build their network and aid in their job search.Topics covered include best practices for: how to complete your profile, add connections, and navigate your privacy settings. 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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Six Sigma White Belt Course

September 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Six Sigma White Belt

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

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

September 17, 2019 @ 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 Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the…

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The Art of Networking

September 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Successful Interviewing

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

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Interviewing Strategies

September 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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JFCSPgh Resume Career Development Services

Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

September 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

For individuals who have successfully completed the LinkedIn for Job Seekers workshop and are ready to learn how to maximize their use of LinkedIn. In this workshop, clients will learn tips and techniques for how to effectively search for people and jobs to enhance their networking efforts and job search. The public profile, recommendations and endorsements, and groups are also discussed in this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly – jkelly@jfcspgh.org Computer Room There is a $20 fee for workshops except…

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

September 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Excel Basics

September 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Excel

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

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October 2019

Technology Walk-in Session

October 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This walk-in session is designed to answer your questions related to Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) as well as any internet connectivity, browser, and overall basic computer operations. Registration is required, however, you may stop in anytime between 10:00 am and 11:45 am. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

For individuals who have LinkedIn accounts and want to learn how to utilize this social networking site to build their network and aid in their job search.Topics covered include best practices for: how to complete your profile, add connections, and navigate your privacy settings. 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

October 7, 2019 @ 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 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…

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Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching

October 23, 2019 @ 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 Robin Farabee-Siers – rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or…

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

October 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 Chris Ripee – 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 JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 1

October 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Career Development Support Group (CDSG)

October 29, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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CDSG is a topical discussion group designed to support CDC clients in coping with the stress and emotions arising from situational loss, such as loss of a job or change in career trajectory. Techniques and coping mechanisms are discussed to help lessen the impact of these challenges and allow participants to more easily transition into a healthy job search process. Participants should feel supported and experience a sense of normalcy in realizing they are not alone in the emotions that…

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The Art of Networking

October 30, 2019 @ 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 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 cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723,…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

October 31, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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November 2019

Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 2

November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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How to Work a Room: Preparing for Career Fair Success (Squirrel Hill Venue)

November 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This session will focus on how to get the most out of attending a Career Fair. Join us to learn how to successfully navigate job fairs and practice business savvy networking and socializing. Learn strategies on how best to prepare, make an impact, and maximize your potential exposure to valuable company representatives. Presented by Robin Farabee-Siers, rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org Conference Room C To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723 24 hours in advance.

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 3

November 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

November 11, 2019 @ 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 Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

November 12, 2019 @ 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 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…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 4

November 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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PA 2-1-1 Southwest Hiring Event

November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Join representatives from PA 2-1-1 Southwest for recruitment of approximately 15 temporary call center tax positions. Position pays $12.00 - $14 per hour, and runs from January to April, 2020. Candidates who speak English and a second language, preferably Spanish and Nepali, are encouraged to apply. Two weeks notice will be given before the end of the assignment. Position requirements: Answer calls / Schedule appointments Follow provided script Appointment Plus software Record call data in 2-1-1 software PA 2-1-1 call…

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Career Development Support Group (CDSG)

November 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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CDSG is a topical discussion group designed to support CDC clients in coping with the stress and emotions arising from situational loss, such as loss of a job or change in career trajectory. Techniques and coping mechanisms are discussed to help lessen the impact of these challenges and allow participants to more easily transition into a healthy job search process. Participants should feel supported and experience a sense of normalcy in realizing they are not alone in the emotions that…

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

November 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 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 JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

November 21, 2019 @ 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. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Presented by Justin…

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Six Sigma White Belt

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

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Unemployment Compensation Information Session

November 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Join us for an information session presented by Jamie Martine, a WorkForce Development Representative with the PA Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation. Jamie will be providing an overview of the Unemployment Compensation process including recent changes, how to apply for a claim, who is eligible, filing appeals, etc. She will also provide plenty of time for Q&A. For more information contact George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young…

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December 2019

Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 5

December 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Career Branding & Your Resume

December 4, 2019 @ 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 enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS…

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 6

December 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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A six week educational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention. Clients will learn to adopt a more active role in their job search and current career, becoming empowered to identify their motivational fuse, learning techniques to overcome motivational distress and disengagement, and increasing their understanding of the value of establishing both short and long-term goals. A new topic will be presented…

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Interviewing Strategies

December 9, 2019 @ 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 Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@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 cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

December 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 C There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in…

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Excel Basics

December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Excel

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

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

December 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

December 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Successful Interviewing

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

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Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching

December 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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On-line Job Search

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

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Career Development Support Group

December 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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CDSG is a topical discussion group designed to support CDC clients in coping with the stress and emotions arising from situational loss, such as loss of a job or change in career trajectory. Techniques and coping mechanisms are discussed to help lessen the impact of these challenges and allow participants to more easily transition into a healthy job search process. Participants should feel supported and experience a sense of normalcy in realizing they are not alone in the emotions that…

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The Art of Networking

December 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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JFCS Pittsburgh

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 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 cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723,…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

December 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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January 2020

Career Branding & Your Resume

January 7, 2020 @ 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 JFCS…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

January 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in advance.

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

January 9, 2020 @ 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 Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the…

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Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

January 13, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two cover letter formats that attract quick attention to your qualifications. Also, learn the basics of e-notes and several other job search communication tools that can positively impact your candidacy. If you would like feedback on your current cover letters, bring a sample or two for peer feedback at the end of the session. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in…

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Interviewing Strategies

January 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Excel Basics

January 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Excel

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

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

January 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Successful Interviewing

An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers. Presented by 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 registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Career Development Support Group

January 21, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Career Advancement Strategies Do you find yourself needing a new challenge or looking to advance your career? Come prepared to learn about techniques to move you up or out. Brainstorm with others to uncover tried and true career advancement strategies you may not have considered. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Co-facilitators: Pam Harris, JFCS | CDC pharris@jfcspgh.org with Kelli McElhinny, JFCS | Counseling Services Conference Room C To cancel a registration, please…

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The Art of Networking

January 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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JFCS Pittsburgh

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 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 cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723,…

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Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching

January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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On-line Job Search

This workshop is designed to teach the most effective and safe ways to perform job search activities on-line. Topics will include internet safety, how to navigate online applications, Internet-ready resumes, useful job search websites, and how to stay organized with your job search. Presented by 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…

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

January 30, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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Six Sigma White Belt Course

January 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Six Sigma White Belt

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

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February 2020

Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

February 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Phone Screening

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

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Technology Walk-in Session

February 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Tech Walk-in Workshop

This walk-in session is designed to answer your questions related to Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) as well as any internet connectivity, browser, and overall basic computer operations. Registration is required, however, you may stop in anytime between 10:00 am and 11:45 am. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer For information contact Gretchen Young - gyoung@jfcspgh.org Computer Room To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

February 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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Interviewing Strategies

February 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in a qualifying program. Payment options include check (payable to JFCS), VISA/Mastercard, or cash payable at JFCS reception prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24 hours in…

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Career Branding & Your Resume

February 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Career Branding

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

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Successful Interview Techniques in Action

February 17, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Successful Interviewing

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

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Career Development Support Group

February 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Managing Your Job Search and Your Relationships Your job search can have a major impact on your relationships and vice versa. Learn some strategies and techniques for managing your relationships with loved ones while managing your job search. To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Co-facilitators: Pam Harris, JFCS | CDC pharris@jfcspgh.org with Kelli McElhinny, JFCS | Counseling Services Conference Room C To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call…

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The Art of Networking

February 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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The Art of Networking

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

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LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching

February 20, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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LinkedIn

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

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March 2020

Cover Letters, E-Notes & More

March 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Discover two cover letter formats that attract quick attention to your qualifications. Also, learn the basics of e-notes and several other job search communication tools that can positively impact your candidacy. If you would like feedback on your current cover letters, bring a sample or two for peer feedback at the end of the session. Presented by Pam Day – pday@jfcspgh.org Conference Room A/B There is a $20 fee for workshops except for JFCS Career Development Center clients enrolled in…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

March 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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CDC MS Integrated

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

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Phone and Pre-Employment Screening

March 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Phone Screening

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

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Career Branding & Your Resume

March 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Career Branding

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

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Excel Basics

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Excel

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

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September 2020

LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile

September 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JFCS Career Development Center, 5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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Learn how to build your profile on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to create a professional online presence 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, please contact…

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