Wednesday, January 29, 2pm -- How To Rev Up Your Job Search For The New Year
About The Workshop: The combination of easy online resume submission, massive social media usage, and the dominance of search engines have created a new and different dynamic in the job market today. What worked in 1995, 2005, or even 2010 won’t be successful today unless you prepare to leverage these technologies. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how the recruiting process works now, and what you need to do to stand out in the very big crowd of competitors you have. Susan P. Joyce is a two-time layoff “graduate” who founded her own company in 1995 after her last layoff. She is currently publisher of two of the 100 websites included in the 2013-2014 Forbes 100 Best Websites for Your Career: job-hunt.org and workcoachcafe.com. She has been studying, writing, teaching, and speaking about the topic of smart online job searching since 1995. Susan is also a veteran (United States Marine Corps), and, in her spare time, a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Wednesday, February 5, 2pm -- How To Get The Most Out of Career Centers
About The Workshop: Kathy Andre, library and workshop manager at The Career Place in Woburn, will discuss how job seekers can get the most out of the state's one-stop career centers. (While The Career Place will be drawn upon for examples, job seekers not located in the Woburn area will still find the workshop helpful.) The Career Place helps individuals to find current job openings, assess their skill levels and interests, and enter education and training programs. The Career Place offers a wealth of resources free of charge, including computer skills workshops, employment workshops, and access to state-of-the-art research tools.
Wednesday, February 12, 2pm -- How To Improve Your Interview Skills
About The Workshop: Author Dale Phillips will discuss his book, How To Improve Your Interviewing Skills, and provide free electronic copies to the audience. Dale Phillips had Stephen King as a writing teacher in college, and has published three mystery novels, six story collections, over 25 short stories, and poetry. He's also been on radio, stage, television, and in an independent feature film. He competed on two nationally televised quiz shows, "Jeopardy" and "Think Twice," losing spectacularly both times. He co-wrote and acted in "The Nine," a short political satire film. He's traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.
Wednesday, February 19, 2pm -- Get Your Questions Answered By A Career Coach
About The Workshop: Career and Job Search Coach Jeanne Knight, author of "10 Steps To Interviewing With Confidence: Your Guide To Acing The Job Interview," will hold an open Question-&-Answer session for job seekers. Bring whatever questions have been nagging you related to your job search and Jeanne will have an answer! Management? Interviewing? Recruiting agencies? Resumes? Most effective job search strategies? Use of LinkedIn and social media? Changing careers? Truly anything! If there's a shortage of question, Jeanne will discuss the top 10 most important things to do in a job search.