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Job Seeker Workshops


In May and June, Virginia Career Works will be hosting workshops for job seekers and anyone looking to boost their professional skills. Learn how to craft the perfect resume, wow an interview panel, and make memorable connections networking.

Resume Workshop
Sandston Library
Thursday, May 16, 2:00 pm
Glen Allen Library
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm
This workshop will provide strategies on how to gather your personal information to complete a job application both online and in person, as well as how to create resumes and cover letters.

Resume Books:
How to Write a Stellar Executive Resume: 50 Tips to Reaching Your Job Target by Brenda Bernstein
Knock 'em Dead Resumes: A Killer Resume Gets More Job Interviews! by Martin John Yate

Interviewing Workshop
Fairfield Library
Thursday, June 6, 3:00 pm
Glen Allen Library
Monday, June 10, 3:00 pm
This workshop looks at what you need to do to prepare for an interview and gives you information about what happens in different types of interviews, including panel, one-on-one, telephone, group, and assessment type situations. This session will also help you answer various questions about behavior and scenarios.

Interview Books:
101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Ronald Fry
60 Seconds & You're Hired! by Robin Ryan

Networking Workshop
Sandston Library
Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm
How do you use your social connections to find employment? This workshop will focus on the value of connecting with others to find employment. We will discuss elevator speeches and role-play to sharpen your communication skills.

Networking Books:
Friend of a friend…: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus
The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life by Oliver Luckett
The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up by Jane Finkle

These workshops are led by a facilitator from Virginia Career Works – Capital Region Resource Workforce Center.

If you are unable to make it to one of these workshops, keep an eye on our Events Calendar for more opportunities and check out our Job Hunting at the Library page.

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