Workshop Descriptions

 

Job Hunting is Challenging in the Current Environment

image CAREER OPPORTUNITIES has developed a series of integrated workshops to help you overcome these difficulties. The key is knowing how to introduce and promote yourself so that you stand out from other job seekers.


Employers want to know the answers to three "magic" questions:
  • Can you do the job?
  • Are you going to like the job?
  • Will you fit in?
 
Throughout your job search, you need to show that the answers to these questions are a resounding Yes”! Our workshops will help you get the job you want.

TO REGISTER for any workshop, you may call 508-771-5627
, or visit our Hyannis office and ask any staff member or Resource Room Coordinator. If a workshop is fully booked you may come on a standby/space available basis. First come, first served. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY! Additional parking is available across the street.
BASIC WORKSHOPS

A list of the suggested sequence appears at the bottom of the BASIC WORKSHOP descriptions.

CAREER CENTER SEMINAR (CCS):
Mandatory for certain pre-selected UI claimants.

CAREER READY 101 / MASS CIS:
Career Ready 101 is an internet-based career training system that empowers learners to design and travel self-paced pathways to career opportunities. The program encourages career exploration, positive work behaviors, and a greater capacity to develop resumes, conduct job searches, and succeed in interviews. The occupational profiles helps learners achieve the precise levels of the skills they need to succeed in the careers they choose.

NEW MEMBER GROUP ORIENTATION (NMGO):
These workshops provide an overview of our available programs, services, resources and workshops. If you have not attended CCS, you must attend the NMGO to become a member of the Career Center before you can register for other workshops.

TORQING YOUR PLAN:
Learn how to quickly identify occupations and actual job openings with strong "transferability" from your current occupation to another.  Uses GAP analysis concept.

RESUMES THAT WORK:
Having a great resume you can email or send to employers is a necessity in today’s competitive job market. Learn how to create a resume that will help you get an interview!

WRITING ACCOMPLISHMENT STATEMENTS:
Recommended after taking Resumes that Work. Working with a partner, you’ll practice writing your accomplishment statements for your resume (pen/paper only) and get feedback on how to make them stronger.

INTERVIEWING:
Your cover letter and resume are standouts! You’ve been asked to come in for an interview. Now what? Learn tips to help you ace the interview!

DYNAMIC COVER / FOLLOW-UP LETTERS:
Even in today’s electronic world, cover letters are still important. Learn how you can make your cover letters, thank you notes and other correspondence standout from the crowd! Workshop builds on Resumes that Work concepts.

NETWORKING EFFECTIVENESS:
Networking is the #1 way to find a new job! Networking is telling friends, family, acquaintances and former co-workers that you’re looking for a job. Learn how to develop a networking plan that uses your strengths to get the best results.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND TESTS:
Many employers only accept online job applications. Learn to successfully complete online applications and how to avoid the mistakes that send your application to a black hole. Also learn how best to handle those pesky online tests.

EXPLORING MY INTERESTS AND OPTIONS:

Are you looking for a new direction? Not sure of what jobs would be a good fit? Using 2 assessments, you can identify jobs that would be a good fit for your interests and personality.

DEVELOPING YOUR 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL:

Learn how you can create a great networking introduction that will help you market your skills, abilities and accomplishments in a fun, interactive workshop.

USING AGE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE:
There are advantages to being older that can translate into benefits to the employer. Learn how to sell your track record, while overcoming obstacles that may be holding you back!

COMPUTER SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS:
Never used a computer? This is the workshop for you.  Learn to use the mouse, cursor, scroll bar and icons. People need basic computer skills more and more. One reason is that job hunting on the internet is the 3rd. most effective way to get a job.

Suggested Sequence for Basic Workshops:
  • Resumes that Work
  • Writing Accomplishment Statements
  • Dynamic Cover/Follow-up Letters
  • Online Applications and Tests
  • Using MassCIS/ONET
  • Exploring Your Interests and Options
  • Developing Your 30 Second Commercial
  • Interviewing
  • Networking Effectiveness
  • Using Age to Your Advantage


 

INDIVIDUALIZED WORKSHOPS: Only available to enrolled members by appointment.

MOCK INTERVIEW / INTERVIEW COACHING
Would you welcome a critique on how you conduct yourself in a job interview? Would you like to sharpen your interview skills before going for that all important job interview? The mock interview can be a powerful training tool in your efforts to become an effective, offer-getting job interviewer. To register for this individual workshop and obtain instructions on how to prepare for this workshop, contact Cathie at 508-862-6128.

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS: To be offered soon.
 

Career Opportunities
372 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
508-771-JOBS (5627)