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Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 3, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Creating and Delivering an Elevator Speech

This will be a workshop to create and deliver your elevator speech. You can use this necessary skill in job interviews, job fairs, informational interviews, association meetings and social situations. If you have one prepared, bring it or create and deliver one by the end of the workshop. No need to feel shy or intimidated as you will be among supportive peers. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Negotiating a Compensation Package

Learn the delicate art of successfully negotiating the compensation package.  We’ll focus on knowing your realistic value in the labor market, understanding the employer’s perspective, what can be negotiated and how to respond to objections in the negotiating process.  Don’t sell yourself short.  And don’t blow the deal in this crucial phase of the employment process. -Intended for mid to high-level professionals. 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Walk-In Résumé Lab

Individual assistance creating and editing your résumé in our computer lab. We cannot type it for you, but will help and guide. Best if you bring your résumé on a flash drive, or access it online. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies & Perfecting Applications

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 résumé. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn For Professionals

Increasingly employers are looking for job applicants online.  And before they extend a job offer they want to see what your social media presence looks like. This workshop is beneficial for mid and senior level professionals across all industries wishing to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Skills and Abilities

Identify, demonstrate and package your skills and abilities in ways that are meaningful to employers as well as learn how to transfer your skills and abilities to other occupations. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Career Fit Lab

Are you at a turning point in your career?  This class can help you identify careers that could be a good fit for your interests, skills and natural talents.  Together we’ll take various career assessments in the computer lab and discuss the results.  Know more about yourself first before trying to navigate a career change. .  Emphasis is on long term thinking about a career change. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Mature Workers Workshop

This workshop will prepare the mature worker for successful job searching in the current job market by dispelling stereotypes about the mature worker, developing job searching strategies, identifying transferable skills, and learning new résumé cover letter and interviewing techniques. The workshop focuses on people age 45+, but job seekers of all ages are welcome to attend. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Effectively Working with Recruiters

Find out from a recruiter’s perspective what they are really looking for in resumes, cover letters and interviews. Learn the different types of recruiters, where to find them and how to effectively work them. Facilitator has 30 years experience as a Technical recruiter. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 10, 2015, 1:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Networking and Informational Interviews

Exploit proven classical and contemporary techniques for effective networking to land your next position.  Expand and leverage existing contacts to get you more informational/job interviews. Discover key networking strategies to unlock the best possible career opportunity and fit for you and your next employer. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Job Search Strategies & Perfecting Applications

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 résumé. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn For Professionals

Increasingly employers are looking for job applicants online.  And before they extend a job offer they want to see what your social media presence looks like. This workshop is beneficial for mid and senior level professionals across all industries wishing to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Women & Work Empowerment Forum:

A lively monthly forum to discuss the unique challenges affecting women in today’s workplace offering empowering ideas and information. August session will be at the Redmond Library and will feature Kristin Nealey Meier, Attorney.  Topic: Employment Law 101: Your Rights and Responsibilties as an Employee - Kristin Nealey Meier works with companies on a wide array of employment matters, including hiring and termination, healthcare, wage and hour, discrimination and harassment and retaliation. She assists clients in drafting employment agreements, severance packages, employee handbooks, employment policies and developing strategies for avoiding problems with resulting litigation. Sponsored by: Space is limited! Register with pomear@esd.wa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Redmond Library, Redmond, WA 15990 NE 85th St Redmond, WA 98052.

Keep UI Benefits During Training - 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Computer Basics

This is a beginning computer class that will guide you through the basic parts of the computer; teach you how to open, save and email a document; fill out an online application; and learn to navigate the internet for your job search. Be ready to log in to your email or come early to create an email account. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

“How to Become a Better Interviewee”

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.. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Library Job Search Tools

Learn about the resources for jobseekers that are available for free through the King County Library System, such as resume software, online computer tutorials, company directories, and many more. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 14, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 17, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Advanced Résumé

This advanced résumés 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 résumé.  Please bring your current résumé and 1 copy with you. Successful job seekers know what employers want.  Learn how to complete applications, develop résumés, and design cover letters that will attract employers and lead to more interviews.  Leave ready to write your first rough draft. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Walk-In Résumé Lab

Individual assistance creating and editing your résumé in our computer lab. We cannot type it for you, but will help and guide. Best if you bring your résumé on a flash drive, or access it online. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn For Professionals

Increasingly employers are looking for job applicants online.  And before they extend a job offer they want to see what your social media presence looks like. This workshop is beneficial for mid and senior level professionals across all industries wishing to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Career Fit Lab

Are you at a turning point in your career?  This class can help you identify careers that could be a good fit for your interests, skills and natural talents.  Together we’ll take various career assessments in the computer lab and discuss the results.  Know more about yourself first before trying to navigate a career change. .  Emphasis is on long term thinking about a career change. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Networking and Informational Interviews

Exploit proven classical and contemporary techniques for effective networking to land your next position.  Expand and leverage existing contacts to get you more informational/job interviews. Discover key networking strategies to unlock the best possible career opportunity and fit for you and your next employer. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 21, 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Creating and Delivering an Elevator Speech

This will be a workshop to create and deliver your elevator speech. You can use this necessary skill in job interviews, job fairs, informational interviews, association meetings and social situations. If you have one prepared, bring it or create and deliver one by the end of the workshop. No need to feel shy or intimidated as you will be among supportive peers. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 24, 2015, 1:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Library Job Search Tools

Learn about the resources for jobseekers that are available for free through the King County Library System, such as resume software, online computer tutorials, company directories, and many more. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

LinkedIn For Professionals

Increasingly employers are looking for job applicants online.  And before they extend a job offer they want to see what your social media presence looks like. This workshop is beneficial for mid and senior level professionals across all industries wishing to expand their networking opportunities and enhance their job search. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Keep UI Benefits During Training - 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: No. Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Computer Basics

This is a beginning computer class that will guide you through the basic parts of the computer; teach you how to open, save and email a document; fill out an online application; and learn to navigate the internet for your job search. Be ready to log in to your email or come early to create an email account. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

"How to Bevome a Better Interviewee"

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.. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Résumé Essentials Part 1 of 2

This two-part workshop covers the essential steps for preparing a résumé including strategies for résumé writing and an opportunity to start a résumé or improve an existing résumé.  The first session includes information on résumé elements, résumé types, and tips for targeting and adding impact to your résumé.  The second session is a hands-on opportunity to prepare a basic résumé or improve an existing résumé.  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. Bring a USB flash drive for storing your completed résumé. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, August 27, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Résumé Essentials Part 2 of 2

This two-part workshop covers the essential steps for preparing a résumé including strategies for résumé writing and an opportunity to start a résumé or improve an existing résumé. The first session includes information on résumé elements, résumé types, and tips for targeting and adding impact to your résumé. The second session is a hands-on opportunity to prepare a basic résumé or improve an existing résumé. 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 résumé. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, August 28, 2015, 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. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. Event Registration: Sign Up Required. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Effectively Working with Recruiters

Find out from a recruiter’s perspective what they are really looking for in resumes, cover letters and interviews. Learn the different types of recruiters, where to find them and how to effectively work them. Facilitator has 30 years experience as a Technical recruiter. Contact Phone: 425-861-3700. Contact Email: esdgprcs@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Please Note:  All workshops and labs are on a first come, first served basis.  Please allow time for parking, which is limited, and sign-in prior to the start of the class as there is no late admittance.  Out of courtesy to other customers and due to space limitations, children are not allowed in workshops or labs. Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.