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January 2022

Rivers Casino Information Session

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join JFCS Career Development Center as we virtually host recruiters from Rivers Casino for an information session and Q&A about their organization. Clients who participate will be able to gain information about the application and interview process, as well as provide their resumes to the recruiters in attendance. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has a wide variety of employment opportunities including Sales Manager, Sports Bar Supervisor, VP of Hospitality, Security Officer, Front Office Manager, Poker Host,…

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LinkedIn: Searching for Jobs

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LinkedIn

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to search for jobs on LinkedIn. This presentation will demonstrate how to search for jobs, apply for positions, and save searches/postings using LinkedIn. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Presented by Lisa Lenhart - llenhart@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address…

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Career Transitions and the Mature Worker

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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

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Job Search Networking Group

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Behavioral Interviewing Techniques in Action

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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The Risks and Rewards of Gig Work

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Companies are engaging contingent workers more than ever, and plenty of people are making the leap to being their own boss as freelancers, consultants, seasonal workers, and other temporary or on-demand professionals. Contingent work gives companies the ability to hire the right talent at the right time, so they have the flexibility to get the skills and availability they need. At the same time, workers enjoy increased job mobility. But what are the hidden…

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Motivational Mondays: Intentional Goal Setting

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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February 2022

Getting into the Gig Economy

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

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Join us to learn about the logistics of side hustles and gig economy jobs. Topics include taxes, insurance, and other topics related to working as an independent contractor or freelancer. Presented by Jeanne Williams – jwilliams@jfcspgh.org. Click Here to register. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org.

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Current Trends in Resume Writing

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

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

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Motivational Mondays: Exploring What Drives You

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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

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Integrated Microsoft Office Suite

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: This two hour workshop explores working with the MS-Office Suite of tools - review the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; how to open and use multiple applications at once; and share content between Word, PowerPoint, and Excel using text, charts, tables, and graphics. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. Presented by Raymond Sneed, WorkAble Volunteer.…

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Developing Strategies for Your Job Search (Career Development Support Group)

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Defining and implementing strategies can help you build momentum and shift your job search into gear. Stop the frustrating aimless and ongoing search by converting it into a purposeful and invigorating plan of action, celebrating the wins along the way. Join Pam Harris in our virtual Career Development Support Group to learn more about strategies that can help shift your search from aimless to action and generate results. *To participate, you must be a…

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Motivational Mondays: How Ready Are You to Change?

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: 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…

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Pre-Employment Requirements and Testing

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Have you ever started an online job application thinking you are coming to the end of the process, and then suddenly find yourself answering 80+ questions that don't seem to fit into the application process? Welcome to pre-employment testing. Join us as we discuss why human resource departments continue to increase testing and take a look at practice tests that will help you prepare for your next online application. Click Here to register. To…

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The Art of Networking

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn the essential practice of networking; how to find and approach contacts and techniques for presenting yourself effectively. Presented by George Ponticello – gponticello@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address when you register below. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org or call 412-586-3723, 24…

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Phone & Video Interviewing

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone Screening

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: COVID 19 is changing the way employers recruit and interview job candidates. While companies are still hiring, in-person interviews have been replaced with phone and video interviews. These virtual interactions require a different set of skills and focus. This workshop will start off with a quick overview of basic interviewing skills and then focus on how you can best prepare for and successfully navigate both phone and video interviews. Presented by Jeanne Williams -…

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LinkedIn: Creating Your Profile

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LinkedIn

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to build your profile on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to create a professional online presence using LinkedIn. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address when you…

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Motivational Mondays: Agency and Attitude: Creating Your Framework

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: 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…

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LinkedIn: Searching for Jobs

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
LinkedIn

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to search for jobs on LinkedIn. This presentation will demonstrate how to search for jobs, apply for positions, and save searches/postings using LinkedIn. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Presented by Lisa Lenhart - llenhart@jfcspgh.org. *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career Development Center client. You will be emailed a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop – please provide your preferred email address…

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Strategies for Virtual Employer Events

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: This session will focus on how to get the most out of attending a Virtual Employer Event. Join us to learn how to prepare strategies to make an impact and maximize your time and exposure to valuable company representatives during a virtual event. Click Here to register. 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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Job Search Networking Group

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Safe and Effective Online Job Searching

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: 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. Click Here to register. To cancel a registration, please contact Gretchen Young at gyoung@jfcspgh.org.

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Behavioral Interviewing Techniques in Action

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Current Trends in Cover Letter Writing

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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LinkedIn: Networking Strategies

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

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: Learn how to find new networking contacts on LinkedIn. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to find new connections at target companies and then take the next steps to develop a professional relationship. This workshop is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Note: Please have your LinkedIn profile page completed before registering for this workshop. Presented by Justin Kelly - jkelly@jfcspgh.org *To participate, you must be a currently enrolled JFCS Career…

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Motivational Mondays: The Power of Forming Habits and Building Resilience

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: 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…

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March 2022

Motivational Mondays: The Link Between Feelings, Motivation, and Discipline

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A JFCS Career Development Center Event: 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…

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