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May 2017

May. 3

LinkedIn for Job Seekers 5/3

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Justin Kelly

LinkedIn for Job Seekers is for individuals who have LinkedIn accounts and want to learn how to utilize this social networking site to build their network and aid in their job search. Topics covered include best practices for: how to complete your profile, add connections, and navigate your privacy settings.

Workshop instructor will send "homework" (instructions for registering on Linkedin) via email to registered participants a few days prior to the workshop.

Basic computer proficiency and navigation of internet required. Class is limited to 9 students.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
May. 4

Excel Basics 5/4

Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
For More Information: Gretchen Young
Presenter: Carnegie Library Job & Career Education Center Librarian

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the basics of entering and manipulating data, the construction of formulas for math calculations, and creating an aesthetically pleasing spreadsheet design.

No Fee

 

May. 4

Networking Event at CLP 5/4

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
To RSVP contact Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

Join fellow CDC clients to mingle and network. You can also learn how Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Job & Career Education Center can help with your job search.
To RSVP contact Tayna Bashor at 412-586-3728.

May. 9

Microsoft Word Basics 5/9

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Gretchen Young

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word - creating and making changes to documents, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more.

No Fee

 

May. 10

Franchising as a Career Option 5/10

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
Contact: Gretchen Young

John Tubridy, President of The Franchise Network of Pittsburgh (FranNet), is returning to the CDC to provide an educational seminar on how to research and buy a franchise. Types of franchises and associated costs, as well as the process to investigate a franchise option of interest and FTC regulations will be discussed.

No Fee

 

May. 11

Career Fair - Bellevue 5/11

Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus
450 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
For more information and to register, please call Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

Representatives from Allegheny County, Allegheny Health Network, Amazon, Builders Guild/Union Construction Trades, Duquesne Light, FedEx Ground, First National Bank, Giant Eagle, Home Depot, IBEX Global, McDonalds, PA Liquor Board, PNC Bank, Rivers Casino, University of Pittsburgh, and US Steel, will be recruiting at the Knights of Columbus in Bellevue.

Candidates must review the employer websites, apply online to positions that interest you, be prepared to discuss specific positions, dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

For more information and to register, please call Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

May. 15

Cover Letters, E-Notes & More 5/15

Monday, May 15, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Justin Kelly

Discover two cover letter formats that attract quick attention to your qualifications. Also, learn the basics of e-notes and several other job search communication tools that can positively impact your candidacy. If you would like feedback on your current cover letters, bring a sample or two for peer feedback at the end of the session.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable at CDC reception prior to workshop start.

 

May. 16

Career Branding & Your Resume 5/16

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Pam Harris

Resumes have changed drastically! Learn how to create a resume that reflects your brand and clearly highlights your value proposition. Also discover what format changes are necessary for your resume to be successfully scanned by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable at CDC reception prior to workshop start.

 

May. 17

The Art of Networking 5/17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: George Ponticello

This class is designed to help you learn the essential practice of networking. You will learn where to find contacts, how and when to approach them, and techniques for presenting yourself effectively.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

May. 17

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching 5/17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Justin Kelly

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching is for individuals who have successfully completed the LinkedIn for Job Seekers workshop and are ready to learn how to maximize their use of LinkedIn. In this workshop, clients will learn tips and techniques for how to effectively search for people and jobs to enhance their networking efforts and job search. The public profile, recommendations and endorsements, and groups are also discussed in this workshop.

THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A LINKEDIN ACCOUNT. Class is limited to 9 students.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable at CDC reception prior to workshop start.

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
May. 18

Marketing Support Network Career Day 5/18

Thursday, May 18, 2017
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
To register, you must contact Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

Recruiters will be at the CDC conducting interviews for immediate opportunities for: Bilingual Spanish/English Customer Support, Inbound Customer Support, and Business Development Representatives. Please visit Marketing Support Network’s website at www.marketingsupportnetwork.com to learn more about current opportunities

To register you must contact Tayna Bashor at 412-586-3728.

May. 19

The Internet: Surf Your Way to Employment 5/19

Friday, May 19, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
Contact: Wendy Solomon

This workshop is designed to teach the most effective ways to perform job search activities using the Internet. We will discuss keyword strategies, Internet-ready resumes, useful job search websites, and much more.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

May. 23

Successful Interview Techniques in Action 5/23

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Jeanne Williams

An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

May. 24

Six Sigma White Belt Course 5/24

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Contact: George Ponticello
Presenter: Master Black Belt Paul Gormas

Course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes and customer satisfaction. Certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop.

No Fee

 

May. 24

Speed Networking 5/24

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: George Ponticello

Join us and utilize this fun, interactive session to quickly and efficiently expand your network of job search contacts. Please bring copies of your resume and/or marketing plan, business cards, etc. to share with fellow job seekers to better enable them to assist you.

No Fee

 

May. 25

Interviewing 101 5/25

Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenters: Erin Barr and Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks

Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Helpful checklists and tips are provided.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
May. 25

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics 5/25

Thursday, May 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Gretchen Young

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint - creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more.

No Fee

 

May. 26

Resume Clinic 5/26

Friday, May 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Robin Farabee-Siers

This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume.

No Fee

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
May. 29

AGENCY CLOSED 5/29

Monday, May 29, 2017


May. 30

Phone and Pre-Employment Screening 5/30

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Jeanne Williams

Understand the hiring implications of a variety of pre-employment tests (samples provided) and background checks. Learn how phone screening interviews require a different set of skills and focus; a mock phone interview will be conducted.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

May. 31

AGENCY CLOSED 5/31

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


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