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January 2021

LinkedIn: Networking Strategies

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LinkedIn

Learn how to find new networking contacts on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to find new connections at target companies and then take the next steps to develop a professional relationship. Note: Please have your LinkedIn profile page completed before registering for this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please…

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Job Search Networking Group

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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February 2021

Current Trends in Resume Writing

February 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 1

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This six week educational and discussion group is designed to 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, leading to empowerment. A new topic will be presented each week, building on prior sessions, but providing stand-alone information so that any job seeker can join at any time. Presented by Lisa Lenhart –…

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Safe and Effective Online Job Searching

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop is designed to teach the most effective and safe ways to perform job search activities online. Topics will include internet safety, how to navigate online applications, internet-ready resumes, useful job search websites, and how to stay organized with your job search. Presented by Lisa Lenhart – llenhart@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email…

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

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

This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; how to open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer. Please contact Gretchen Young with any questions - gyoung@jfcspgh.org. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the…

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LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LinkedIn

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

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Managing Your Job Search Stress (Career Development Support Group)

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

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Pre-Employment Requirements and Testing

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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Phone & Video Interviewing

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phone Screening

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

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 2

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This six week educational and discussion group is designed to 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, leading to empowerment. A new topic will be presented each week, building on prior sessions, but providing stand-alone information so that any job seeker can join at any time. Presented by Lisa Lenhart –…

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Linkedin: Searching for Jobs

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LinkedIn

Learn how to search for jobs on LinkedIn. This presentation will demonstrate how to search for jobs, apply for positions, and save searches/postings using Linkedin. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address when you register below. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723,…

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Current Trends in Cover Letter Writing

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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The Art of Networking

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the essential practice of networking; how to find and approach contacts and techniques for presenting yourself effectively. Presented by George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org and Bethany Taylor - btaylor@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation one hour prior to the start of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address when you register below. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or…

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Kickstart Your Motivation – Session 3 – Motivation and the Stages of Change

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This six week educational and discussion group is designed to 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, leading to empowerment. A new topic will be presented each week, building on prior sessions, but providing stand-alone information so that any job seeker can join at any time. Presented by Lisa Lenhart –…

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Career Transitions and the Mature Worker

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

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Behavioral Interviewing Techniques in Action

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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

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LinkedIn: Networking Strategies

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LinkedIn

Learn how to find new networking contacts on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to find new connections at target companies and then take the next steps to develop a professional relationship. Note: Please have your LinkedIn profile page completed before registering for this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please…

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Job Search Networking Group

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

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

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

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

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