Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016
Meriden American Job Center
87 West Main Street, Meriden, CT
The following take place at 87 West Main Street, Meriden. Walk-ins Welcome, or call ahead to reserve space (203) 238-3688. You must create a CTHires account to attend. Click below for link. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating a CTHires account.
Tuesdays: 9 AM - 12 PM
Thursdays: 12 - 3 PM
For those new to the American Job Center and seeking to access one-on-one employment and training services. Covers program options and
eligibility. The One Stop Services Orientation is an overview of the programs and services offered at the American Job Centers located through
South Central Connecticut. Learn about how you can gain access to training, support, guidance and expertise as it pertains to advancing or
beginning a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Unemployment Insurance Help By Appointment:
Tuesdays by Appointment: 9 AM - 3 PM. To Schedule an Appointment CALL (203) 238-3688
Get your Unemployment Insurance (UI) questions answered during a one-on-one meeting with a Connecticut Department of Labor Benefit
Specialist at the Meriden American Job Center. Call (203) 238-3688 to schedule your 20 minute time slot. Appointments are available
Tuesdays between 9:00 AM and 3 PM. BEFORE YOU CALL: Create an individual account at www.cthires.com. Appointments will not be given
without a CTHires account. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating an account.
Due to increased claim volume – Live Chat on the CT Department of Labor's File for Unemployment page is temporarily unavailable until Monday, July 9th. If you need immediate assistance, please visit an American Job Center.
ACING THE ONLINE APPLICATION
Wed., June 27, 1 -3 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. The application process is targeted more at getting the wrong ones out rather
than moving the right ones forward. In order to navigate this upside-down approach to review candidates. Individuals in career transition need an
edge. This workshop will provide an overview of the application process as well as offer attendees with the information and resources to avoid
getting weeded out and "Ace" their online employment application
Getting to Know Yourself
Wed., June 6, 1 - 3 PM
In this workshop, attendees will learn how to discover what is most important to them. 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.
Thurs., June 21, 9 - 11 AM
In today’s world of work there is little debate about the need for skills using technology, specifically the computer. While there are still a number of
occupations that do not require their employees to be skilled with the computer, the job search process does require a level of computer skill.
Basic computing is designed to assess attendee’s comfort and confidence with the computer as well as connect with computer based training
using a user-friendly environment and computer based training that encourages comfort and confidence.
MY NEXT MOVE
Thurs., June 7, 9-10 AM
Tues., June 19, 1 - 2 PM
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. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing
industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based
on a person's interests and level of work experience.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RESUME WRITING
Wed., June 27, 9:15 AM - 12:15 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.
Starting A Business
Thurs., June 28, 9 - 11 AM
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
Surviving a Job Loss
Wed., June 26, 1 - 3 PM
Losing a job can take a toll on your emotions, finances and your way of life. You will face shock, fear, frustration, anger, powerlessness, confusion
and sadness. This workshop equips you with the tools needed to survive a job loss, preparing you to succeed.
Exploring Careers through Social Media
Thurs., June 14, 9 - 11 AM
Social media is not simply for marketing professionals or individuals that want to keep in contact with friends and family. 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. This session will
provide 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.
Thurs., June 14, 11 AM
Learn about free short term job-related training for low-income participants for employment in high-demand healthcare occupations: patient care
and nursing, emergency medicine, community health and patient navigation, health information management and more. Participants selected by
lottery. Applicants must have a high school diploma, verify family income, and are subject to drug screen and criminal background check. Email
Meriden Career Navigator TaMesha Greene or call (203) 238-3688 x 307 or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates.