If you are searching for a job and need some help, check out Will County’s Workforce Services Division (WSD) workshop series for November.
These free workshops may be for you–particularly if you have not looked for a job in a while. “The workshops can help you brush up on your job search skills, and maybe learn some new job search techniques that didn’t exist five or 10 years ago,” according to Susan Flessner, WSD Administrative Manager. Workshops include interviewing techniques, job search skills, career assessment, and resume writing.
You can learn interviewing techniques from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. After completing the session, try scheduling a mock interview for practice.
Check out the session on job search skills which will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, and again from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
If you’ve been wondering what kind of work best suits your skills and abilities, a workshop on Career Assessment will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.8, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Resume writing workshops will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. Attendees may bring current resumes and have one-on-one reviews with WSD staff.
The Illinois workNet workshop will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Illinois workNet is designed to help workers look for jobs online, research careers, and identify high demand jobs and wages.
Social Media Basics will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. The course is designed for new social media users. Participants must have an e-mail address and knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Internet.
All workshops will be held on the fourth floor of the Joliet Junior College City Center Campus building at 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, and are offered at no cost for Will County residents.
Make your reservation by contacting Roxy Sefcik by phone at (815) 727-4444, Ext. 101, or e-mail at [email protected]
In addition, the division’s computer lab will be open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) from 3 to 4 p.m. for job seekers who wish to learn basic computer skills. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs.
For additional information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org.