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Workforce Service releases workshop schedule

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced the October schedule of its workshops for job seekers.

“Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” Will County Executive Larry Walsh said. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”

All workshops will be on the fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building at 214 N. Ottawa St., and are offered at no cost for Will County residents. Workshops last about an hour.

To reserve a seat, call 815-727-4444 and press “0” or email at chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 during Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may each schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop.

For information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org. 

Standout Resumes will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 10. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 17.

Networking Your Way to a New Job will help job seekers learn how to develop relationships and contacts with relatives, friends and acquaintances that can assist with the job search. The class also includes the use of social media in networking. The workshop will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 23.

How to Complete Online Applications will cover the basics of submitting an online application that will help an applicant get noticed by a hiring manager. The workshop will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 29.

A LinkedIn Lab will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 18. Participants should already have a basic LinkedIn account. During the lab, they will review LinkedIn features and best practices for success in finding a job. 

In addition, Career Café will meet at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday in October. Career Café is a networking event designed to connect people looking for work. In addition to sharing tips with other job seekers and learning job search techniques, participants will hear from guest speakers sharing their hiring expertise.

WSD’s computer lab will be open at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Fridays. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs.

For information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org.  WSD is led by Administrative Manager Susan Flessner and is under the County Executive’s office.

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