The WorkSource Center offers a number of workshops designed to
teach you how to create a resume, brush up on interviewing skills,
research job leads and even prepare for a new career.
SKILLS and ABILITIES 101 – Learn how to identify your interests, identify transferable/basic job skills; create a “One-Minute Commercial” using your skills and interests. Seating for 30 only. Prerequisite for Skills and Abilities 201 (see below).
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES - Compare the most effective methods of seeking work, build a plan for your own work search, learn strategies for contacting employers, and learn how to effectively use the internet in your job search.
PERFECTING APPLICATIONS - Learn the basic rules for completing applications; complete a master application; learn how to submit an electronic application.
EFFECTIVE RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS 101 – Learn how to create a targeted resume; practice writing portions of your resume. Prerequisite for Effective Resumes and Cover Letters 201 (see below).
INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES 101 – Learn what employers expect from an interview; prepare effective, impressive answers to frequently asked questions; improve your interviewing skills. Prerequisite for Interviewing Techniques 201 (see below).
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS – 9:00am – NOON, Part 1, is designed for beginners to gain confidence and the ability to use WorkSource Spokane’s computers. Part 2, from 1:00 – 4:00, builds on Part 1. Class is taught at New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 920 N. Argonne Road, Suite 305, Spokane Valley. Seating limited to 20.
INTRODUCTION TO WORKSOURCE – During this workshop you will be given an overview of the services available at your local WorkSource office to assist with all phases of your job search. We will introduce you to Go2WorkSource.com, which includes job listings and other valuable resources.
The following additional job search workshops are available BY STAFF REFERRAL only and may require pre-requisites (see above.)
The first three workshops listed below must be taken in sequence and together as a series.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES 201 – Learn how employers view skills and abilities and how to present your own. Pre-requisite is
Skills and Abilities 101.
EFFECTIVE RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS 201 – An in-depth, advanced look at how to sell one’s skills and abilities in cover letters and resumes. Pre-requisite is Effective Resumes and Cover Letters 101.
INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES 201 – Covers preparing for the interview, handling the interview and follow-up to maximize your chances. Pre-requisite is Interviewing Techniques 101.
SUCCESS ON THE JOB – Focuses on the practical steps a newly hired employee can take to insure success on the job.
If you are collecting Unemployment Insurance benefits, these activities each count as one in-person job search activity on your job search log. Weekly requirements can be met by any combination of APPROVED workshops and employer contacts for a total of 3 per week. For Extended Benefits claimants, 4 employer contacts per week are required and workshops cannot be included as a job search.
CAREER CRUISING LAB – Start Cruising and get the inside story on careers! In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to use the Career Cruising website to find careers that match your interests, explore careers, schools and training, and build your portfolio.
CAREER INFUSION JOB CLUB – Meet weekly with other job seekers and WorkSource staff to network, brainstorm, develop job leads, build camaraderie, share struggles and gain job search advice. New topics weekly!
CAREER TRANSITIONS INFORMATION SESSION – Ready for a change? Attend this information session and get started on a new career path! Participants will learn about the Community Colleges of Spokane Career Transitions Program, how to access funding for the program and get signed-up.
DIVISION of VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION ORIENTATION (DVR) – DVR works with people with disabilities who want to work by face a substantial barrier to finding or keeping a job. At the orientation you will learn more about the services we offer and eligibility criteria.
NCRC WORKSHOP – Learn about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), WorkKeys, how to prepare for the NCRC using KeyTrain, and how to market the NCRC to employers.
SERVICES FOR VETERANS – This orientation provides the essential employment information necessary for veteran job seekers to recognize how prior military service can be utilized in this challenging labor market.
WIA INFORMATION SESSION – Please pick up your packet and sign up with any Employment Specialist. Bring completed packet with you to the session.
WinWay RESUME LAB – This hands-on class will teach you how to use the computer-based WinWay Resume program to create a resume that will “win employers over”! (We recommend that job seekers attend ‘Skills and Abilities’ and ‘Effective Resumes’ PRIOR to this class.) Seating capacity for 10 only. Please bring a flash drive if you have one.
Rev. April 26, 2012