BALLSTON SPA – The Saratoga County Career Center and the Greater Capital Region Career centers will be holding a series of free virtual career workshops in December. Topics range from crafting resumes to managing one’s presence on social media.
The schedule is as follows:
A resume development workshop will present the basics of a powerful and effective cover letter, including formatting, tailoring to the job, and getting through the online application process to land an interview. A rough draft of your resume is required. The workshop is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
A transferable skills workshop will focus on qualities you have already acquired that can be used in a different job. Learn how to make employers see the connection between your qualities and the skillset needed to do the job and market yourself as the solution to an employer’s problem. It is at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7.
A workshop that explores how goal-setting works, why goals are important and provides helpful resources to get you started toward reaching your dreams is planned for 10 a.m. on Dec. 8.
During an interview preparation workshop, learn how to articulate your strengths, what questions to expect, how to address difficult topics, and ace the interviewing process. It is at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 14.
A Completing Job Applications workshop is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Dec. 16. Statistics show approximately 50% of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system to screen candidates for job opportunities. Learn how to prepare your online application to get the most visibility from hiring managers.
Join an informal discussion about how to overcome potential stumbling blocks to finding a job during Overcoming Barriers. Whether you’re facing transportation needs, childcare needs, prior justice system involvement, inexperience, health concerns or more, this workshop will provide you with resources and strategies to help you meet your goals. The workshop is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 28.
Your social media presence can make or break your ability to find a job. Learn how to use social media to your advantage in searching for a job and marketing yourself to land the job or career you’ve always wanted during this workshop on Dec. 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Registration is required for any and all sessions. Visit https://thejoblink.org/calendar/ to register or call the Saratoga County Career Center at (518) 884-4170 for more information.
The workshops are offered as part of the Saratoga County Career Center’s WorkPays! workforce education campaign.