JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced its workshop schedule for May.
In response to customer requests, a new workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, except Memorial Day, May 30, and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. The basics of how to use Microsoft Word in a job search and in creating a professional looking resume and cover letter will be taught.
Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 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.
Standout Resumes will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.
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 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18.
LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, and Friday, May 27. 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.
A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size, except for the LinkedIn Lab. They are offered at no cost to Will County residents.
Career Cafe meets at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. 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.
To reserve a seat at a workshop or Career Cafe, call (815) 727-4444 and press 0 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, WSD’s computer lab will be open at 2 p.m. every Friday. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs.
WSD is 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.