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Tammy Reiher
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WSD releases December workshop schedule in new location

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its December workshops for job seekers, the first in its new location.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.  Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop.

A LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Participants should already have a basic LinkedIn account. During the lab, they will review LinkedIn features and best practices for success in finding a job. LinkedIn Lab lasts 90 minutes.

Networking Your Way to a New Job will help job seekers learn how to develop relationships and contacts with relatives, friends and acquaintances that can assist with the job search. This class also shows how social media fits in with networking for employment. The workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23. 

How to Complete Online Applications will cover the basics of submitting an online application that will help a job seeker get noticed by a hiring manager. The workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size, except for the LinkedIn Lab. They are offered at no cost to Will County residents.

To reserve a seat, call (815) 723-3885 or e-mail pabbott@willcountyillinois.com.

Career Cafe meets at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Career Cafe is a networking event designed to connect people looking for work. In addition to sharing tips with other job seekers and learning job search techniques, participants will hear from guest speakers sharing their hiring expertise.

WSD’s computer lab will be open at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, except Dec. 31, and 2 p.m. Fridays, except Friday, Dec. 25.  Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs. 

WSD is open for business at its new location in the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave.

For more information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org.  WSD is led by Administrative Manager Susan Flessner and is under Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office.   

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