MAY 2013 Workshops at FutureWorks Career Center
Register for these workshops at our Customer Service Desk, or call a Customer Service Representative at: (413) 858-2800.
Welcome Meetings : New Members Orientation : Mon: 1:30 PM, Weds: 2:45 PM & Fri :10 AM. Review Career Center services & resources, and a tour.
Reunión de Bienvenida : Viernes a las 10:00. Una introducción de servicios del Centro de Carrera y del Salón de Recurso.
Advanced Resume Techniques Tues, May 7, 10:00-12:00, Tues, May 21, 1:00-3:00, Tues, May 14, 1:30-3:30, OR Thurs, May 30, 1:00-3:00 If you already have a
resume . Create an effective accomplishment based resume; market to today's competitive workforce; emphasize skills & experience & note transferable skills.
Bring your current resume .
Apply On Line & E-Mail Your Resume Fri, May 3, 1:00-3:00. Learn how to access, and fill out, on-line applications. Also learn tips on filling out paper applications
effectively. Learn how to paste and attach your resume to an e-mail message. Understand how to save a file in text format.
CONOCIMIENTOS BASICOS DE COMPUTADORAS (I ) : Martes, Abril 14, 1:30-3:30 PM. Conocimientos teóricos y de aplicación práctica básicos
sobre la tecnología computadorizada. (basic computer theory, application and technology of computers)
CONOCIMIENTOS BASICOS DE COMPUTADORAS (II ) : Juaves, Abril 15, 1:30-3:30 PM. Conocimientos teóricos básicos sobre Internet ( Basic knowledge
and theory of internet research)
Cover Letters & Networking Thurs, May 2, 1:00-3:00, OR Thurs, May 16, 1:00-3:00, Learn effective cover & thank you letters, & for networking job leads. Describe your skills & talents in a focused & confident way by phone to maximize being selected for an interview.
Create Your 1st Resume! Fri, May 10, 1:30-3:30, OR Fri, May 24, 9:30-11:30, AND Fri, May 31, 1:30-3:30 in Spanish If you are putting together your 1st resume. 1) Fill out our FW resume data sheet 2) bring it & a flash drive to class, & 3) you must know Word. In our computer lab, seating limited to 12 people.
Create Your LinkedIn Account: Fri, May 17, 9:00-11:00. You must have basic computer skills & an electronic copy of your resume. Create a LinkedIn
account & help optimize your visibility to potential employers.
Excel Functions - Weds, May 22, 9:00-12:00 AND 1:00-3:00 Understand using Excel function and the Paste Function features. Learn Average, Min, Max, If, Today,
Now, Vlookup, Round, Concatenate, IsBlank, IfError, PMT and FV functions. Learn both absolute and mixed references. Apply conditional formatting to entire rows of data.
Explaining GAPS In Your Work History Thurs, May 23, 1:00-3:00. Learn how to briefly explain a long absence from the job market, while having a positive attitude, keeping a focus on the future, and showing employers how your current skills can get the job done !
Identify Your Skills and Values Weds, May 1, 10:00-12:00. Understand your values and transferable skills, knowledge areas & personal qualities. Clarify these & your accomplishments to represent yourself in a positive light on your resume, interviews and letters to employers.
Interviewing Weds, May 8, 10:00-12:00, OR Tues, May 21, 1:30-3:30. Learn informational interviewing techniques and the most common interview questions. Introduction to Computers, A THREE DAY COURSE Mon, May 6, 9:00-11:30, Tues, May 7, 1:30-4:00, & Weds, May 8, 1:00-4:00. For computer beginners. Learn the keyboard & mouse, create & print a basic letter, & learn how to surf the internet for jobs. Learn the basics to get you started using computers for your job search !
Intro to the Internet Weds, May 1, 1:30-3:30. Learn Internet basics. Become familiar with the terminology used regarding the Internet and learn how the Internet can enhance your job search. Visit job search and employer web sites. * Prerequisite: Computer Basics or familiarity with Windows.
FW /Spanish Job Club: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, AND/OR 30, 1:00-3:00.
Mature Workers Weds, May 29, 10:00-12:00. Skills & techniques for Boomers /career changers, to keep you current in today's competitive job market.
Open Lab: NOTE DATE: Fridays, May 3, 10, AND/OR 31, 9:00-11:00. For those coming out of computer training, time to practice and review class exercises.
Prep for Training + Wednesdays, May 8, OR 22, 8:45 to 4:00. This day- long workshop explains training, researching training vendors, types of training & financial aid. + PREREQUISITE: Prior approval required. A Career Specialist must meet with you & sign you up for this workshop.
Resume Critique NEW TIME : Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, AND/OR 30, NOW at 10:00. Have your resume reviewed by one of our Career Specialists. Learn to upgrade your resume for optimum effect, & get better results in your job search ! Sign up at the front desk each Thursday.
Salary Negotiations Thurs, May 9, 1:00-3:00, OR Weds, May 22, 10:00-12:00. Congratulations, you've received a job offer! Now what? Should you just take
the salary offered? What is included in your total compensation package? When is the best time in your job search process to do salary negotiations? Come find out!
SOFT SKILLS Tues, May 28, 1:00-3:00 . Discover & build on a critical factor in landing your next job: your "soft skills!" Learn how flexibility, communication, time
management, teamwork and listening, all compliment the hard skills in your resume, and can make the difference in your job search !
STCC Info Session: MONDAYS: May 6, 13, OR 20, ALL AT 1:30-3:00. Participants can gain the necessary skills to apply for a certificate program or an associate degree at STCC. Contact Ana Sanchez at 413.858.2848 or email@example.com for more information and to register.
NEW STEM Info Session: Tues, May 28, 1:00- 3:00: Learn about STEM occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the resources available to develop careers in these expanding fields ! Seating is limited to 12 participants, so please contact J.A. Marshall at : firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Take Charge of Your Job Search! Weds, May 29, 1:00-3:00. Learn up-to-date job search methods for today's job market, including skills assessment, employer correspondence, resume development, the application process, and tips on how to move ahead with your plans and your job search.
NEW Using Your USB/Flash Drive Mon, May 20, 9:30-11:30, Learn what a USB/Flash Drive is, and why you need one. Learn how to care for the drive, how to save and
organize your work on it, and why it is essential for your job search.
WORD I (PT 1 & PT 2) Weds/Thurs, May 1 & 2 BOTH 9:00-12:00, OR Tues/Weds, May 14 & 15, BOTH 9:00-12:00. Create a document, save it to disk, close it, open it,
make changes & print. * Word 1 is required before you take any other computer workshops.
10 Critical Job Search Steps Tues, May 14, 10:00-11:00. A "fast track" workshop to get you up & running on your job search skills. Do you know the ten critical steps to a successful job search? Sign up today & find out !