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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

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Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 
 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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Workforce Services Division releases August workshop schedule
Tammy Reiher
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Workforce Services Division releases August workshop schedule

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

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. 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. Aug. 12, 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 session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14.  

 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, Aug. 19. 

A LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21. 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 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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, except for the LinkedIn Lab.

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.  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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