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Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016

Meriden American Job Center

87 West Main Street, Meriden, CT

(203) 238-3688

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

Acing the Online Application

ACING THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Wed., Nov. 27, 2-4 PM

The online application process is a daunting and consuming process that serves more to weed out unqualified or inappropriate applicants more than it serves to connect the employer with qualified applicants. Provides an overview of the application process and information to "Ace" employment applications.

Computers Made Easy

Computers Made Easy

Mon., Nov. 5 & Nov. 26: 9 - 11 AM

Make computers fun and easy! Participants will learn basic computer concepts and skills related to use of mouse, keyboard, emailing and attachments, and cutting and pasting. In the workshop, introduction to Windows will be provided.

Exploring Careers through Social Media

EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Wed., Nov. 6, 2 - 4 PM

Social media is an important tool in today’s career transition plan. The most effective social media tool for individuals in career transition is LinkedIn. Provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of the tool's features and benefits, why it is essential to your job searching efforts, and how to create an effective profile that gets results.

Fundamentals of Resume Writing
FUNDAMENTALS OF RESUME WRITING

Wed., Nov. 28, 9:15 AM & 1 PM

Learn how to write a focused résumé needed to secure job interviews and employment offers. Topics include thinking like an employer, strategies for developing essential parts of the résumé, keywords, relevant vs. irrelevant information, formatting and cover letters.

Getting to Know Yourself
GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF

Tues., Nov. 28, 2 - 4 PM

Learn to describe your personal and professional values, as well as uncover what motivates your achievements and overall happiness. The goal is to understand the concept of “working,” justify it, and look forward to it.

Hands-On Resume

Hands-On Resume

Mon., Nov.12: 9 - 11 AM

Mon., Nov. 26: 2 - 4 PM

Participants will receive step-by-step instructions through Resume PRO to create or transform their resumes into a powerful tool that will get them interviews.

Job Opportunity Recruitment & Screening Events

Job Opportunity Recruitment & Screening Events

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM and Thursdays: 1 PM at the New Haven and Meriden American Job Centers

Local job opportunities are presented and attendees are screened for immediate match! Includes overview of how the American Job Centers strengthen employment prospects through training & customized job matching services.


My Next Move

MY NEXT MOVE

Thur., Nov. 15, 9 - 10 AM

Thurs., Nov. 29, 9-10 AM

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. This workshop will teach you how to find the tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

Starting a Business
STARTING A BUSINESS

Wed., Nov. 14, 2 - 4 PM

Learn how to start a business -- and learn to spot and plan for the difficulties! You will learn the common struggles that come with starting a business, and be better equipped to be a successful entrepreneur. Starting a business is not easy, however this workshop will help to make it less intimidating.

Surviving a Job Loss

SURVIVING A JOB LOSS

CHECK BACK FOR DATES

Losing a job can take a toll on your emotions, finances and your way of life. This workshop equips you with the tools needed to survive a job loss, preparing you to succeed.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Health Careers Advancement Project
HEALTH CAREERS ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

Thurs., Nov. 1 & Nov. 8: 11 AM

Learn about free short term job-related training for low-income participants for employment in high-demand healthcare occupations. Email New Haven Career Navigator TaMesha Greene at tgreene@workforcealliance.biz or call (203) 624-1493 x 203.


WORKSHOPS & INFORMATION SESSIONS: Walk-Ins welcomed! Preference given to those who register.

CTHires account required to register. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating a CTHires account.

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BY APPOINTMENT

Meet with an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits Specialist:

Tuesdays by Appointment: 9 AM - 3 PM. To Schedule an Appointment CALL (203) 238-3688. CTHires account required.