New Haven American Job Center
560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS OFFERED AT THIS LOCATION (CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE)
ACING THE ONLINE APPLICATION
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES
Learn how to strategically prepare for critical job interview questions. Topics include company research, developing a candidate message, questions to ask the employer, closing the interview and following up.
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.
STARTING A BUSINESS
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.
SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Learn job search strategies that will help you successfully secure your next position. Topics include employer research, importance of preparation and organization in the job search, networking and using social media to establish a digital presence.
SURVIVING A JOB LOSS
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.
FOR WORKSHOPS: Walk-Ins welcomed! Preference given to those who register.
CTHires account required to register. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating a CTHires account.
INFORMATION SESSIONS (CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE)
Provides FREE training and support services to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to land jobs in Information Technology. For more information, contact Matt Reid at (203) 867-4030 x 287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click: ITXpress to view dates and to register now
Learn about free short term job-related training for low-income participants for employment in high-demand healthcare occupations. Email New Haven Career Navigator Sherreida Reid or call (203) 624-1493 x 207 or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view all dates.
Get your Unemployment Insurance (UI) questions answered during a one-on-one meeting with a Connecticut Department of Labor Benefit Specialist at the New Haven American Job Center. Call (203) 624-1493 to schedule your 20 minute time slot.
Appointments are available Tuesdays between 9:00 AM and 2:55 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.
Wednesdays by Appointment: 9 AM - 2:55 PM. To Schedule CALL (203) 624-1493. CTHires account required.