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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.  Informal individual introductions begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to start of the workshop. 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. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 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. 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. 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. Friday, December 19, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Orientation to WorkSource Services

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 receive an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of your job search. You also will be introduced to go2worksource.com, your premier online resource for finding work in Washington state. This workshop will introduce you to an array of employment and training services and get you connected with employment specialists who are experts in the local labor market. This information is appropriate for any job seeker. 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, December 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Perfecting Resumes

This workshop focuses on providing beginning resume 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, resume 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 resumes and not getting responses or interviews, this class is for you.  Please bring your current resume 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, December 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 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. 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, December 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Library Job Search Tools

KCLS( King County Library System) librarians will host a workshop that demonstrates the latest tools available through the library homepage including websites and databases that are geared for finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times. 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. Friday, December 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Back2Work Now (B2WN) Orientation

The Back2Work Now (B2WN) orientation is for individuals seeking intensive assistance to re-charge and re-focus their job search.  Need to have received unemployment compensation and been unemployed for 27+ weeks or within 8 weeks of exhausting benefits.  Come to learn more about the services available to help long term unemployed job seekers get re-employed.  Registration Required. To register please contact Jim Groak 425-861-3743 or Art Dreeben 425-861-3765. Contact Name: Jim Groak or Art Dreeben. Contact Phone: 425-861-3743 or 425-861-3765. Contact Email: jgroak@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. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Redmond 7735 178th Place NE Redmond, WA 98052.