University of Hartford to Offer Free Workshops for Job Seekers

From a press release:

The University of Hartford’s Center for Professional Development is hosting a series of free workshops to help adults with their job searches. Experienced career counselors will teach participants how to identify the job they want and the strategies to get hired. The series includes:

Writing a Resume That Gets Noticed – Tuesday, March 9
Ron Clinton, a career counselor at the Center for Professional Development, will talk about various resume formats that can be used to present information and qualifications, how to write an effective resume, and ways to make a resume stand out.

Strategies for Successful Interviewing –Tuesday, March 23
Cathy McCloud, a career counselor at the Center, will discuss how to conduct an effective interview, how to respond to interview questions, and types of questions to ask a potential employer.

Tips for Making a Career Change –Tuesday, April 6
Eleta Jones, Ph.D., LPC, associate director at the Center, will provide tips and resources on how to decide what new job or career to pursue.

Pre-registration is requested for each workshop, although walk-ins are welcome. To register, call the University’s Center for Professional Development at 860.768.5619.

All three workshops will be held at the Center for Professional Development located at 50 Elizabeth Street in Hartford on the University of Hartford’s Asylum Avenue Campus.

Links:
UofH Center for Professional Development

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The Career Express Comes to West Hartford – 5/7/09

The unemployment rate in West Hartford is lower than the state of Connecticut and the nation, but that doesn’t comfort those in West Hartford still looking for work.

Residents had the opportunity to brush up their job seeking skills outside the Faxon Library today with staff from the Connecticut Department of Labor on board the Career Express Bus.

Staff on the bus help job seekers with their resumes, explore new career opportunities, and provide career counseling.

The bus has Internet access along with eight computer workstations available to those looking for job opportunities. It is also fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

Links:
Faxon Library
Career Express Homepage
Career Express Calendar
Connecticut Department of Labor