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Job Search Strategies

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Room: Room 2. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 East Mill Plain Blvd. STE. 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Résumé and Cover Letter with Lab Time

Struggling to know what to write on a resume? How much work history do you need? Do you have a master resume? Create a positive and lasting impression with prospective employers using your resume.  Learn the different types, styles and formatting resumes. Includes computer lab time with staff assistance to improve or target your resume for a specific job or industry. Bring your master resume on a floppy disk, jump drive or send it to yourself via e-mail.  Attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop. Room: Room 5 & Room 2. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Skills and Abilities Analysis

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial - a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers. Room: Room 3. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Job Corp

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Room: Room 6. Contact Name: Nicole. Contact Phone: 360-693-9328. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 East Mill Plain Blvd. STE. 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Room: Room 5. Workshop Language Option: English. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Basic Computer Skills

Do you need to improve your computer skills or are you lacking in knowledge of computer operation? Then this guided instruction, hands on learning workshop is for you!  Topics include identifying the parts of a computer, navigating the desktop, basic internet use, basic Microsoft Word skills and more! Register at front desk to reserve your spot. Room: Room 2. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Sign up at front desk to reserve you spot. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Reboot NW Information Session

Are you interested in Manufacturing or IT training? You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: An unemployed veteran or eligible spouse? Unemployed for 27 weeks or more? Or Under-employed? To know more attend the Reboot NW orientation. This federally funded project is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for Reboot NW to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in Reboot NW, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible. Room: Room 5. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

Perfecting Applications

An important part of any job search is to understand the employer’s point of view. In this workshop, you will learn how employers read applications and how to be better prepared to meet an employer’s expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. You will leave the workshop with a master application that will be helpful when filling out paper and electronic applications, and start you on your way to developing a résumé. Room: Room 2. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

WorkForce Investment Act (WIA) Orientation

The WIA (Workforce Investment Act) program provides services for the customer looking for assistance in their intensive job search efforts. WIA also provides, when necessary, help with training opportunities. Room: Room 5. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, September 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.

USAJOBS Best Practices for Veterans

Are you well qualified for the positions posted in USAJobs, apply and never receive a response? We invite you participate in a Workshop to help you understand the USAJobs process. Some of the topics will include: • How long does a federal resume really have to be? • Recruitment Authorities • Internal vs. External Applicants • How Veterans Preference Works • Resume Preparation • Applications: Scanned by Computers or Humans. Room: Room 5. Contact Name: Monique Martin. Contact Phone: 360-735-4985. Contact Email: momartin@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This is a Veterans Priority Workshop.  Registration is veterans only through 9/13/2015 and open to all 9/14-15/2015. If you have not registered as a veteran with WorkSource please do so to ensure your priority seating. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd. Ste 15 Vancouver, WA 98661.