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Perfecting Résumés

This workshop focuses on providing beginning résumé assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. An important part of any job search is to understand the employer's point of view. In this workshop, résumé content and formatting will be covered and how to be better prepared to meet an employer's expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate, in writing, your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. If you are sending out lots of résumés and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current résumé to the class for review. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best resume 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. Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Resume Workshop

This advanced resumes for professionals class focuses on providing mid-level to professional job seekers with critical strategies and techniques for improving the content and impact of their resume.  Please bring your current resume and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies

This workshop focuses on providing application assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. 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, in writing, 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 resume. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Career Coach Workshop

WorkSource and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County are launching a powerful new resource for jobseekers.  Career Coach lets you explore any occupation in depth. All in one place, you can find wages, hiring trends and job descriptions--even local job postings! This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the Career Coach online tool. You will learn how to use Career Coach and how the tool can assist you in your job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

WorkSource Public Orientation

The most difficult part of any job search may be taking the first step.  WorkSource is here to help you!  During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search.  You will also be introduced to www.Go2WorkSource.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with staff who are experts in the local labor market.  This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs.  The Job Search Readiness Inventory will guide you in getting started. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, November 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Perfecting Résumés

This workshop focuses on providing beginning résumé assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. An important part of any job search is to understand the employer's point of view. In this workshop, résumé content and formatting will be covered and how to be better prepared to meet an employer's expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate, in writing, your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. If you are sending out lots of résumés and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current résumé to the class for review. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"Look to Your Library for Job Search Tools"

When times get tough, you can look to the King County Library System for information, ideas and inspiration. In this workshop, a KCLS librarian demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. We will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies

This workshop focuses on providing application assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. 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, in writing, 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 resume. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Pay for College Workshop

The WorkSource system has services available for job seekers to help with a variety training needs. This information session will give you an overview of the services, eligibility criteria, and how to get connected. Programs that provide funding and support for skills upgrades will be presented by WorkSource and Community and Technical College. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Orientation to Commissioner- Approved Training(CAT) and Training Benefits (TB)

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your career path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)/Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful application. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Online Pre-Hire Assessments Workshop

This workshop is designed to help applicants prepare for online pre-hire assessments.  It provides the employer rationale for the assessments, strategies to answer the questions, and an opportunity to practice answering typical assessment questions. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"Look to Your Library for Job Search Tools"

When times get tough, you can look to the King County Library System for information, ideas and inspiration. In this workshop, a KCLS librarian demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. We will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts.  Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the event. 18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best resume 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. Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, November 17, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Resume Workshop

This advanced resumes for professionals class focuses on providing mid-level to professional job seekers with critical strategies and techniques for improving the content and impact of their resume.  Please bring your current resume and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

How to Become a Better Interviewee Workshop

Once you get to the hiring manager, it is all about your preparation and presentation.  Presented by an IT hiring manager, this workshop will provide you with guidance and insight to help you achieve success in future interviews. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"I Want to Work for Myself"

Thinking about self-employment or starting a business? This class will outline the research you need to test your idea, develop a business plan, inform you of the many resources available to help you in Washington State, and present an overview of financing options. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

WorkSource Public Orientation

The most difficult part of any job search may be taking the first step.  WorkSource is here to help you!  During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search.  You will also be introduced to www.Go2WorkSource.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with staff who are experts in the local labor market.  This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs.  The Job Search Readiness Inventory will guide you in getting started. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Perfecting Résumés

This workshop focuses on providing beginning résumé assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. An important part of any job search is to understand the employer's point of view. In this workshop, résumé content and formatting will be covered and how to be better prepared to meet an employer's expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate, in writing, your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. If you are sending out lots of résumés and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current résumé to the class for review. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Managing Job Loss

This workshop focuses on helping you successfully move forward in your job search by recognizing and effectively managing the emotional and practical impacts that a job loss can have on you and those around you. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 seats maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Paying for College

The WorkSource system has services available for job seekers to help with a variety training needs. This information session will give you an overview of the services, eligibility criteria, and how to get connected. Programs that provide funding and support for skills upgrades will be presented by WorkSource and Community and Technical College. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Orientation to Commissioner- Approved Training(CAT) and Training Benefits (TB)

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your career path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)/Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful application. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Mature Workers

Due to common stereotypes, mature workers can often face difficult barriers to becoming employed. This popular workshop will highlight ways to overcome these barriers and provide a forum for discussing ideas on how mature workers can conduct a successful job search. The workshop focuses on people age 45+, but job seekers of all ages are welcome to attend. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Resume Essentials Part 1 of 2

This two-part workshop covers the essential steps for preparing a resume, including strategies for resume writing and an opportunity to start a resume or improve an existing resume.  The first session includes information on resume elements, resume types, and tips for targeting and adding impact to your resume.  The second session is a hands-on opportunity to prepare a basic resume or improve an existing resume.  For the continuity of the workshop, participants must attend Part 1 of the workshop prior to attending Part 2. Participants in this workshop need basic computer skills. It is suggested that participants bring a USB flash drive for storing their completed resume. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best resume 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. Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Resume Workshop

This advanced resumes for professionals class focuses on providing mid-level to professional job seekers with critical strategies and techniques for improving the content and impact of their resume.  Please bring your current resume and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies

This workshop focuses on providing application assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. 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, in writing, 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 resume. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Career Coach Workshop

WorkSource and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County are launching a powerful new resource for jobseekers.  Career Coach lets you explore any occupation in depth. All in one place, you can find wages, hiring trends and job descriptions--even local job postings! This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the Career Coach online tool. You will learn how to use Career Coach and how the tool can assist you in your job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

WorkSource Public Orientation

The most difficult part of any job search may be taking the first step.  WorkSource is here to help you!  During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search.  You will also be introduced to www.Go2WorkSource.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with staff who are experts in the local labor market.  This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs.  The Job Search Readiness Inventory will guide you in getting started. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, December 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Perfecting Résumés

This workshop focuses on providing beginning résumé assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. An important part of any job search is to understand the employer's point of view. In this workshop, résumé content and formatting will be covered and how to be better prepared to meet an employer's expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate, in writing, your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. If you are sending out lots of résumés and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current résumé to the class for review. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"Look to Your Library for Job Search Tools"

When times get tough, you can look to the King County Library System for information, ideas and inspiration. In this workshop, a KCLS librarian demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. We will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies

This workshop focuses on providing application assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. 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, in writing, 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 resume. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Pay for College Workshop

The WorkSource system has services available for job seekers to help with a variety training needs. This information session will give you an overview of the services, eligibility criteria, and how to get connected. Programs that provide funding and support for skills upgrades will be presented by WorkSource and Community and Technical College. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Orientation to Commissioner- Approved Training(CAT) and Training Benefits (TB)

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your career path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)/Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful application. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Online Pre-Hire Assessments Workshop

This workshop is designed to help applicants prepare for online pre-hire assessments.  It provides the employer rationale for the assessments, strategies to answer the questions, and an opportunity to practice answering typical assessment questions. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"Look to Your Library for Job Search Tools"

When times get tough, you can look to the King County Library System for information, ideas and inspiration. In this workshop, a KCLS librarian demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. We will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts.  Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the event. 18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best resume 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. Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, December 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Resume Workshop

This advanced resumes for professionals class focuses on providing mid-level to professional job seekers with critical strategies and techniques for improving the content and impact of their resume.  Please bring your current resume and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

How to Become a Better Interviewee Workshop

Once you get to the hiring manager, it is all about your preparation and presentation.  Presented by an IT hiring manager, this workshop will provide you with guidance and insight to help you achieve success in future interviews. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"I Want to Work for Myself"

Thinking about self-employment or starting a business? This class will outline the research you need to test your idea, develop a business plan, inform you of the many resources available to help you in Washington State, and present an overview of financing options. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, December 19, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

WorkSource Public Orientation

The most difficult part of any job search may be taking the first step.  WorkSource is here to help you!  During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search.  You will also be introduced to www.Go2WorkSource.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with staff who are experts in the local labor market.  This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs.  The Job Search Readiness Inventory will guide you in getting started. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, December 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Perfecting Résumés

This workshop focuses on providing beginning résumé assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. An important part of any job search is to understand the employer's point of view. In this workshop, résumé content and formatting will be covered and how to be better prepared to meet an employer's expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate, in writing, your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. If you are sending out lots of résumés and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current résumé to the class for review. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Managing Job Loss

This workshop focuses on helping you successfully move forward in your job search by recognizing and effectively managing the emotional and practical impacts that a job loss can have on you and those around you. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 seats maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Paying for College

The WorkSource system has services available for job seekers to help with a variety training needs. This information session will give you an overview of the services, eligibility criteria, and how to get connected. Programs that provide funding and support for skills upgrades will be presented by WorkSource and Community and Technical College. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Orientation to Commissioner- Approved Training(CAT) and Training Benefits (TB)

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your career path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)/Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful application. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Mature Workers

Due to common stereotypes, mature workers can often face difficult barriers to becoming employed. This popular workshop will highlight ways to overcome these barriers and provide a forum for discussing ideas on how mature workers can conduct a successful job search. The workshop focuses on people age 45+, but job seekers of all ages are welcome to attend. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, December 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Resume Essentials Part 1 of 2

This two-part workshop covers the essential steps for preparing a resume, including strategies for resume writing and an opportunity to start a resume or improve an existing resume.  The first session includes information on resume elements, resume types, and tips for targeting and adding impact to your resume.  The second session is a hands-on opportunity to prepare a basic resume or improve an existing resume.  For the continuity of the workshop, participants must attend Part 1 of the workshop prior to attending Part 2. Participants in this workshop need basic computer skills. It is suggested that participants bring a USB flash drive for storing their completed resume. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, December 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Career Coach Workshop

WorkSource and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County are launching a powerful new resource for jobseekers.  Career Coach lets you explore any occupation in depth. All in one place, you can find wages, hiring trends and job descriptions--even local job postings! This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the Career Coach online tool. You will learn how to use Career Coach and how the tool can assist you in your job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

WorkSource Public Orientation

The most difficult part of any job search may be taking the first step.  WorkSource is here to help you!  During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search.  You will also be introduced to www.Go2WorkSource.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with staff who are experts in the local labor market.  This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs.  The Job Search Readiness Inventory will guide you in getting started. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, January 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best resume 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. Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Resume Workshop

This advanced resumes for professionals class focuses on providing mid-level to professional job seekers with critical strategies and techniques for improving the content and impact of their resume.  Please bring your current resume and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies

This workshop focuses on providing application assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. 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, in writing, 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 resume. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Online Pre-Hire Assessments Workshop

This workshop is designed to help applicants prepare for online pre-hire assessments.  It provides the employer rationale for the assessments, strategies to answer the questions, and an opportunity to practice answering typical assessment questions. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"Look to Your Library for Job Search Tools"

When times get tough, you can look to the King County Library System for information, ideas and inspiration. In this workshop, a KCLS librarian demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. We will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts.  Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the event. 18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, January 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Perfecting Résumés

This workshop focuses on providing beginning résumé assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. An important part of any job search is to understand the employer's point of view. In this workshop, résumé content and formatting will be covered and how to be better prepared to meet an employer's expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate, in writing, your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. If you are sending out lots of résumés and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current résumé to the class for review. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"Look to Your Library for Job Search Tools"

When times get tough, you can look to the King County Library System for information, ideas and inspiration. In this workshop, a KCLS librarian demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. We will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies

This workshop focuses on providing application assistance for job seekers to increase opportunities for interviews. This module provides participants with group and one-on-one professional assistance. Please bring your work history (up to 10 years) with you to the workshop. 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, in writing, 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 resume. The changing workplace requires everyone to think differently about what makes a successful job search. Learn the most and least effective strategies for finding employment. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Pay for College Workshop

The WorkSource system has services available for job seekers to help with a variety training needs. This information session will give you an overview of the services, eligibility criteria, and how to get connected. Programs that provide funding and support for skills upgrades will be presented by WorkSource and Community and Technical College. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Orientation to Commissioner- Approved Training(CAT) and Training Benefits (TB)

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your career path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)/Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful application. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

How to Become a Better Interviewee Workshop

Once you get to the hiring manager, it is all about your preparation and presentation.  Presented by an IT hiring manager, this workshop will provide you with guidance and insight to help you achieve success in future interviews. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"I Want to Work for Myself"

Thinking about self-employment or starting a business? This class will outline the research you need to test your idea, develop a business plan, inform you of the many resources available to help you in Washington State, and present an overview of financing options. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  35 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, January 16, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

WorkSource Public Orientation

The most difficult part of any job search may be taking the first step.  WorkSource is here to help you!  During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of the job search.  You will also be introduced to www.Go2WorkSource.com, your premier online resource to look for work in Washington State. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with staff who are experts in the local labor market.  This information is appropriate for any job seeker to assist with your specific needs.  The Job Search Readiness Inventory will guide you in getting started. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, January 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best resume 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. Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, January 19, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Resume Workshop

This advanced resumes for professionals class focuses on providing mid-level to professional job seekers with critical strategies and techniques for improving the content and impact of their resume.  Please bring your current resume and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop resumes, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Room: 120. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  18 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

TORQ Workshop

TORQ is an online tool designed to access and integrate available job search tools and labor market information. It provides constantly updated information on job opportunities and training, both in your current occupation and in a potentially wide range of alternative occupations that make use of your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the TORQ online tool. You will learn how to use TORQ and  have a link emailed to you that allows you to continue using this job search tool on your own. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn Workshop

This workshop is appropriate for mid- and senior-level professionals across all industries who wish to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Mature Workers

Due to common stereotypes, mature workers can often face difficult barriers to becoming employed. This popular workshop will highlight ways to overcome these barriers and provide a forum for discussing ideas on how mature workers can conduct a successful job search. The workshop focuses on people age 45+, but job seekers of all ages are welcome to attend. Room: 121. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  36 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Resume Essentials Part 1 of 2

This two-part workshop covers the essential steps for preparing a resume, including strategies for resume writing and an opportunity to start a resume or improve an existing resume.  The first session includes information on resume elements, resume types, and tips for targeting and adding impact to your resume.  The second session is a hands-on opportunity to prepare a basic resume or improve an existing resume.  For the continuity of the workshop, participants must attend Part 1 of the workshop prior to attending Part 2. Participants in this workshop need basic computer skills. It is suggested that participants bring a USB flash drive for storing their completed resume. Room: Computer Lab. Contact Name: Customer Service. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is best to be on-site 45-60 minutes before the class starts. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis, and workshop doors are opened 30 minutes before the event.  16 tickets maximum. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.