Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016
Meriden American Job Center
87 West Main Street, Meriden, CT
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.
ACING THE ONLINE APPLICATION
Wed., Oct. 23, 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.
EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Wed., Oct. 17, 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.
GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF
Tues., Oct. 9 & Oct. 30, 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.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RESUME WRITING
Wed., Oct. 24, 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.
MY NEXT MOVE
Tues., Oct. 2, 2 - 3 PM
Thur., Oct. 18, 9 - 10 AM
Wed., Oct. 31, 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.
SURVIVING A JOB LOSS
Wed., Oct.. 3, 10 AM - 12 PM
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.
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.
CAREER CENTER & COMPUTER LAB
SELF-SERVICE Resume preparation, job search, internet access, online job applications, and support service information. Fax and copy machines available free of charge for job-search related needs. No appointment necessary, but must have basic computer skills.