Lawrence M. Walsh
JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its January workshops for job seekers at its new location.
A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Standout Resumes will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8. 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, Jan. 13.
A LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15. 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.
Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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.
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 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 27.
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 email@example.com.
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.
WSD’s computer lab will be open at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Fridays, except Jan 1. 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.