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July 2017

Jul. 4

AGENCY CLOSED 7/4

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Jul. 5

LinkedIn for Job Seekers 7/5

Wednesday, July 5, 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.

 

Jul. 6

Microsoft Word Basics 7/6

Thursday, July 6, 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

 

Jul. 11

Career Branding & Your Resume 7/11

Tuesday, July 11, 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.

 

Jul. 12

Library Resources for Job Seekers 7/12

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Contact: Gretchen Young
Presenter: Carnegie Library Job & Career Education Center Librarian

Did you know that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers numerous electronic resources that are helpful to job seekers, including databases, downloadable eBooks, audio books, and more? This workshop will provide an overview of those resources, and also teach you about the various devices--from iPads to Kindle Fires--you can use to access them

No Fee

 

Jul. 13

Excel Basics 7/13

Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Contact: 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

 

Jul. 13

Phone and Pre-Employment Screening 7/13

Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 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.

 

Jul. 17

Resume Clinic 7/17

Monday, July 17, 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.
Jul. 18

Interviewing Strategies 7/18

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Erin Barr

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.
Jul. 19

Six Sigma White Belt Course 7/19

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 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

 

Jul. 19

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching 7/19

Wednesday, July 19, 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.
Jul. 20

How to Work A Room 7/20

Thursday, July 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
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

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Jul. 20

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics 7/20

Thursday, July 20, 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

 

Jul. 21

Kickstart Your Motivation 7/21

Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
Presenters: Kaitlyn Myers Brooks and Lisa Lenhart

A psychoeducational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention.

No Fee

 

Jul. 25

Cover Letters, E-Notes & More 7/25

Tuesday, July 25, 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.

 

Jul. 26

Successful Interview Techniques in Action 7/26

Wednesday, July 26, 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.

 

Jul. 27

Safe & Efficient On-Line Job Searching 7/27

Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
Presenter: Wendy Solomon

This workshop is designed to teach the most effective and safe ways to perform job search activities online. Topics will include Internet safety, how to navigate online applications, Internet-ready resumes, useful job search websites, and how to stay organized with your job search.

$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.

 

Jul. 27

The Art of Networking 7/27

Thursday, July 27, 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.

 

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3rd Annual Refugee & Immigrant Job Fair
Free and open to all, this special job fair can help immigrants and refugees find jobs. Translators will be on site. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.
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