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Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Mature Worker Workshop

This workshop is primarily for job seekers over 55 of age. It includes the following topics: Myths of maturity, Networking, Assessing strengths, Resumes, 60-second commercials, Informational interviewing. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Basic Computer Skills

This workshop goes over the basics of computer hardware, basic keyboard and mouse skills, using Microsoft Word and using the Internet for job search. Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please register at the front desk or call 206-721-6000. If you are in need of accommodation or translation services to participate in this workshop, please notify the Front Desk at least one week in advance. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Mock Interviews

Prepare for your job interview by practicing with an expert one-on-one!You'll learn interviewingskills such as the Star methods, your 60-second commercial, and using emotional intelligence.You'll also learn questions you're likely to be asked, worst things to say in an interview, and what questions you can--and should--ask an employer.This workshop includes a resume review. A resume is required to attend. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Mature Worker Workshop

This workshop is primarily for job seekers over 55 of age. It includes the following topics: Myths of maturity, Networking, Assessing strengths, Resumes, 60-second commercials, Informational interviewing. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Resume Lab

Develop your cover letter & resume assisted by astaff member. You must first take the Effective Resume & Cover Letters workshop. To attend this workshop, you must have basic computer skills. Please bring an electronic copy of your resume (either a resume sent to your email or a copy on a USB flash drive). Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Attention:  This workshop DOES NOT provide job search credit for individuals claiming Unemployment Insurance benefits. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, August 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Explaining Your Criminal Background

In this workshop, we will discuss: Interviewing Skills , Explaining a conviction history in a professional environment , Writing a Letter of Explanation , Legal rights around what an employer can and cannot ask you about a conviction history. Room: Room 300. Contact Name: Sarah Brewster. Contact Phone: 206-716-3617. Contact Email: Sarah.Brewster@p-h-s.com. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This workshop is part of the Roadmap to Success training program. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144-5328.

Using Social Media for Job Search

Create an initial LinkedIn profile and learn what online networking is and use Career Coach to explore wages, hiring trends and job descriptions for any occupation. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Perfecting Applications

You will learn about the characteristics of a complete job application and  what employers' expectations are. You will learn how to effectively fill out online applications and the importance of generating a master application will be addressed. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier Affiliate 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Intermediate Computer Skills

This workshop teaches you advanced computer skills to help you search and apply for jobs.  To attend this workshop, you must have attended the Basic Computer Skills workshop, have an email account, a copy of your resume and a USB flash drive. Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 15, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2351 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Commissioner Approved Training/Training Benefits

This informational session will explaint the differences between teh unemployment applications for training approval. The workshop will provide an overview of required information and documents for the application process for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) and Training Benefits (TB). Room: 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please register at the front desk or call 206-721-6000. If you are in need of accommodation or translation services to participate in this workshop, please notify the Front Desk at least one week in advance. Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, August 18, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Resume Lab

Develop your resume and cover letter assisted by a staff member. You must first take the Effective Resume & Cover Letters workshop. To attend this workshop, you must have basic computer skills. Please bring an electronic copy of your resume (either a resume sent to your email or a copy on a USB flash drive). Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Rainier Affiliate 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, August 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, August 25, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Using Social Media for Job Search

Create an initial LinkedIn profile and learn what online networking is and use Career Coach to explore wages, hiring trends and job descriptions for any occupation. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Roadmap to Success Workshop

Having trouble securing a job due to your background check? Need a little help in finding the right career for you? Roadmap to Success may be the training program for you! Come learn about Pioneer Human Services, the Roadmap to Success training program, and fill out an application today! Room: Room 300. Contact Name: Sarah Brewster. Contact Phone: 206716-3617. Contact Email: Sarah.Brewster@p-h-s.com. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This workshop is part of the Roadmap to Success training program. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144-5328.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Office Closed for Labor Day

Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 1, 2014.

Mock Interviews

Prepare for your job interview by practicing with an expert one-on-one!You'll learn interviewingskills such as the Star methods, your 60-second commercial, and using emotional intelligence.You'll also learn questions you're likely to be asked, worst things to say in an interview, and what questions you can--and should--ask an employer.This workshop includes a resume review. A resume is required to attend. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Basic Computer Skills

This workshop goes over the basics of computer hardware, basic keyboard and mouse skills, using Microsoft Word and using the Internet for job search. Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please register at the front desk or call 206-721-6000. If you are in need of accommodation or translation services to participate in this workshop, please notify the Front Desk at least one week in advance. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Using Social Media for Job Search

Create an initial LinkedIn profile and learn what online networking is and use Career Coach to explore wages, hiring trends and job descriptions for any occupation. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Perfecting Applications

You will learn about the characteristics of a complete job application and  what employers' expectations are. You will learn how to effectively fill out online applications and the importance of generating a master application will be addressed. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier Affiliate 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Resume Lab

Develop your cover letter & resume assisted by astaff member. You must first take the Effective Resume & Cover Letters workshop. To attend this workshop, you must have basic computer skills. Please bring an electronic copy of your resume (either a resume sent to your email or a copy on a USB flash drive). Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Attention:  This workshop DOES NOT provide job search credit for individuals claiming Unemployment Insurance benefits. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Intermediate Computer Skills

This workshop teaches you advanced computer skills to help you search and apply for jobs.  To attend this workshop, you must have attended the Basic Computer Skills workshop, have an email account, a copy of your resume and a USB flash drive. Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2351 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Commissioner Approved Training/Training Benefits

This informational session will explaint the differences between teh unemployment applications for training approval. The workshop will provide an overview of required information and documents for the application process for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) and Training Benefits (TB). Room: 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please register at the front desk or call 206-721-6000. If you are in need of accommodation or translation services to participate in this workshop, please notify the Front Desk at least one week in advance. Friday, September 19, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Using Social Media for Job Search

Create an initial LinkedIn profile and learn what online networking is and use Career Coach to explore wages, hiring trends and job descriptions for any occupation. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Resume Lab

Develop your resume and cover letter assisted by a staff member. You must first take the Effective Resume & Cover Letters workshop. To attend this workshop, you must have basic computer skills. Please bring an electronic copy of your resume (either a resume sent to your email or a copy on a USB flash drive). Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Rainier Affiliate 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Ready to Work

This workshop covers various topics: 1) Identify barriers to employment (age, housing, daycare, SSI, disabilities, mental health, ex-offenders, wide gaps in employment, lack of skills, education). 2) How to tap into community resources (Crisis Clinic, low income housing/Section 8, child care resources, utility assistance). 3) How to become Federally Bonded for employment purposes. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Basic Computer Skills

This workshop goes over the basics of computer hardware, basic keyboard and mouse skills, using Microsoft Word and using the Internet for job search. Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please register at the front desk or call 206-721-6000. If you are in need of accommodation or translation services to participate in this workshop, please notify the Front Desk at least one week in advance. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Mock Interviews

Prepare for your job interview by practicing with an expert one-on-one!You'll learn interviewingskills such as the Star methods, your 60-second commercial, and using emotional intelligence.You'll also learn questions you're likely to be asked, worst things to say in an interview, and what questions you can--and should--ask an employer.This workshop includes a resume review. A resume is required to attend. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Perfecting Applications

You will learn about the characteristics of a complete job application and  what employers' expectations are. You will learn how to effectively fill out online applications and the importance of generating a master application will be addressed. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier Affiliate 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Resume Lab

Develop your cover letter & resume assisted by astaff member. You must first take the Effective Resume & Cover Letters workshop. To attend this workshop, you must have basic computer skills. Please bring an electronic copy of your resume (either a resume sent to your email or a copy on a USB flash drive). Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Attention:  This workshop DOES NOT provide job search credit for individuals claiming Unemployment Insurance benefits. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Using Social Media for Job Search

Create an initial LinkedIn profile and learn what online networking is and use Career Coach to explore wages, hiring trends and job descriptions for any occupation. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Intermediate Computer Skills

This workshop teaches you advanced computer skills to help you search and apply for jobs.  To attend this workshop, you must have attended the Basic Computer Skills workshop, have an email account, a copy of your resume and a USB flash drive. Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2351 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Commissioner Approved Training/Training Benefits

This informational session will explaint the differences between teh unemployment applications for training approval. The workshop will provide an overview of required information and documents for the application process for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) and Training Benefits (TB). Room: 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please register at the front desk or call 206-721-6000. If you are in need of accommodation or translation services to participate in this workshop, please notify the Front Desk at least one week in advance. Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

Job Club

This is an open job club for those attending the Ready to Work Workshop, focusing on employment announcements and networking. Workshop Language Option: English. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

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 100. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.

Resume Lab

Develop your resume and cover letter assisted by a staff member. You must first take the Effective Resume & Cover Letters workshop. To attend this workshop, you must have basic computer skills. Please bring an electronic copy of your resume (either a resume sent to your email or a copy on a USB flash drive). Room: Computer Lab. Workshop Language Option: English. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Rainier Affiliate 2531 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144.

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. Workshop Language Option: English. Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144 USA.