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Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

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Workforce Services Division releases April workshop schedule

   Office of the County Executive - T. Reiher  Workforce Services Division releases April workshop schedule

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its April workshops for job seekers.

 A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.  

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 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 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. 

A LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, April 17. 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.

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, April 22. 

Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 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.

All workshops will be held on the fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building at 214 N. Ottawa St. and are offered at no cost for Will County residents. Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size.

To reserve a seat, call (815) 727-4444 and press “0” or e-mail chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

Career Cafe will meet 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, with the exception of April 3. Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs. 

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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