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March 2017

Mar. 1

LinkedIn for Job Seekers 3/1

Wednesday, March 1, 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.
Mar. 2

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Career Day 3/2

Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
To register, you must contact Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

Representatives from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will be at the Career Development Center to conduct interviews for open part-time positions only.

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

Mar. 8

Six Sigma White Belt Course 3/8

Wednesday, March 8, 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

 

Mar. 8

Microsoft Word Basics 3/8

Wednesday, March 8, 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

 

Mar. 9

Excel Basics 3/9

Thursday, March 9, 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

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Mar. 15

Cover Letters, E-Notes & More 3/15

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Lisa Zwagerman

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.

 

Mar. 16

LinkedIn for Job Seekers 3/16

Thursday, March 16, 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.
Mar. 16

The Art of Networking 3/16

Thursday, March 16, 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.

 

Mar. 20

How to Work A Room 3/20

Monday, March 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Robin Farabee-Siers

Join us to learn how to navigate networking events and practice business savvy networking and socializing through role play exercises and techniques. This engaging session will help prepare you to make an impact at these events and maximize your potential exposure to valuable networking contacts.

No Fee

 

Mar. 21

Resume Clinic 3/21

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Lisa Zwagerman

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. If possible, it is suggested that clients attend the Career Branding & Your Resume Workshop as a precursor to the Resume Clinic.

No Fee

 

Mar. 22

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching 3/22

Wednesday, March 22, 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.
Mar. 22

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics 3/22

Wednesday, March 22, 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

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Mar. 23

Successful Interview Techniques in Action 3/23

Thursday, March 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.

 

Mar. 24

The Internet: Surf Your Way to Employment 3/24

Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
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.

 

Mar. 28

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops at Downtown & Business 3/28

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business
612 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
For schedules, to register and for more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops is a collaboration of Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Join us to:

•Engage and connect with Pittsburgh employers
•Learn valuable skills in workshops on resumes, interviews and networking
•Focus your job search with resources from Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
•Launch your search with online application and social media seminars
•Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a CDC career counselor

For schedules, locations and more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

There is no cost to attend. Questions? Contact: worklaunch@cdcpgh.org or 412-622-3133.

Mar. 29

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops at Allegheny 3/29

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny
1230 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
For schedules, locations and more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops is a collaboration of Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Join us to:

•Engage and connect with Pittsburgh employers
•Learn valuable skills in workshops on resumes, interviews and networking
•Focus your job search with resources from Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
•Launch your search with online application and social media seminars
•Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a CDC career counselor

For schedules, locations and more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

There is no cost to attend. Questions? Contact: worklaunch@cdcpgh.org or 412-622-3133.

Mar. 29

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching 3/29

Wednesday, March 29, 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.

 

Mar. 30

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops at Mt. Lebanon Library 3/30

Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
For schedules, locations and more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

WorkLaunch: Career Connections and Workshops is a collaboration of Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Join us to:

•Engage and connect with Pittsburgh employers
•Learn valuable skills in workshops on resumes, interviews and networking
•Focus your job search with resources from Career Development Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
•Launch your search with online application and social media seminars
•Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a CDC career counselor

For schedules, locations and more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

There is no cost to attend. Questions? Contact: worklaunch@cdcpgh.org or 412-622-3133.

Mar. 31

WorkLaunch: Career & Community Resource Fair at CLP Main (Oakland) 3/31

Friday, March 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
For schedules, to register and for more information, please visit Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website.

WorkLaunch’s Career & Community Resource Fair will help job seekers engage and connect with more than 20 area employers and community resource organizations to provide information about opportunities, services, and available resources. Bring copies of your resume and specific job postings you have applied for on the company’s website.

Participating organizations will include:

Aerotech
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Allegheny County
Carnegie Museums
CCAC
Career Development Center (CDC) and ed2go
CareerLink
City of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
CommuteInfo
Dollar Bank
Dress for Success
Duquesne University
FedEx
Imagine Careers
Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC)
Jeremiah’s Place
KTA-Tator
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
PNC Bank
Rivers Casino
University of Pittsburgh
U.S. Border Patrol and Customs

There is no cost to attend. Questions? Contact: worklaunch@cdcpgh.org or 412-622-3133.

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WorkLaunch 2017 Schedule
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