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WSD releases December workshop schedule
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WSD releases December workshop schedule

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced its December workshop schedule, including a longer Microsoft Word session.

In response to customer feedback, Microsoft Word will be two hours long to give students more assistance in learning the program. In December, the class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, except Dec. 26, 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.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and cover letter. Participants may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. The workshops will include a review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct a job search.

LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9. 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 job interviewing techniques at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 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.

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, Dec. 28. 

Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size, except for LinkedIn Lab and Microsoft Word. They are offered at no cost to Will County residents.

Career Cafe will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 13. 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 chellis@willcountyillinois.com

WSD is in the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100.  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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