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FREE JOB READINESS SKILLS WORKSHOP

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Check-In: 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 1 p.m.

Vegas PBS
3050 E. Flamingo Rd./McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89121

We are offering several sessions to match your job search needs. Choose the sessions that best fit your work experience and job readiness skills level. Choose one session per session time unless otherwise noted.

First session (8:30am-9:30am)
• Resume and Cover Letter (2-hour session - Do not choose a second session)
Learn how to create top notch materials to land an interview.
Presented by Joseph Serrao, Las Vegas Urban League

• Interviewing Skills: What to Bring, What to Say, What to Ask
Learn from an expert how to nail the interview!
Presented by Dr. Richard Soule, RLS Career Consulting

• Match Your Skills to Today's Job Market
Learn how to assess your skills, knowledge, and abilities to transfer your skill sets to another position title and/or industry.
Presented by Paula McDonald, HELP of Souther Nevada


Second session (9:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.)
• The Confident Candidate
Discussion of key techniques for making the best possible personal presentation in an interview situation.
Presented by Doug Pilarski, SawyerTMS

• Create your “Elevator” Introduction Speech
Learn how to create, perfect, and adapt your self-introduction resulting in better networking connections leading to interviews and beyond.
Presented by Dr. Richard Soule, RLS Career Consulting


Third session (10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)
• How to Speak to an Employer at a Career Fair 
How you approach a recruiter at a Career Fair can make or break you as a qualified candidate. Many of the Review-Journal’s Career Fair exhibitors complain of candidates coming to the fair ill prepared, lacking a resume or an effective resume, and presence. This session will give you the tools and tips to present yourself as a talented candidate wherever you are discussing employment opportunities.
Presented by Dr. Rick Soule, RLS Career Consulting 

• Behavioral Interviewing: Success with the STAR method
Learn how to successfully answer questions that focus beyond your knowledge and skills. These “Tell me about … a conflict when…or a challenging project and why..” etc. These behavioral questions require well thought out examples that display problem solving and process thinking skills. Employers and Job Developers will be on hand to help you practice job interviewing and offer feedback to improve your skills.
Presented by Doug Pilarski, SawyerTMS

• My Skills, My Future
Learn the tools to get you from knowing your attributions, to promoting yourself, securing the interview, and making a strong impression during interviews.
Presented by Ron Thomas, Nevada Partners. Inc.


Fourth session (12 Noon-1 p.m.)
• Ask the Experts
You ask- the pros answer. Don't miss this opportunity! HR professionals, hiring managers, and/or job developers answer your questions--rare opportunity to learn from the experts.

• Mock Interviews
We’ll match 2-4 job seeking “Interviewees” with an “ Interviewer” for one-on-one (who may be an HR professional, hiring manager, or job developer) practice interviewing in a safe environment. Feedback will be offered from the Interviewer as well as the other observing job seekers.


WORKSHOP GENERAL INFORMATION

• Appearance and dress should reflect a Business/Interview attire at the workshop.
• Bring a notepad and pen.
• Bring your résumé if you have one. During the workshop you will make notes/changes on your résumé. Employers will attend the workshop to assist job seekers in several sessions.  Knowing this information, I suggest bringing up to 20 resumes to share with the employers and job developers who recruit for businesses.
• One FREE Job Readiness Manual will be distributed to the all workshop attendees. 

No children or pets permitted at the workshop. Age requirement: 18 and over. Workshop conducted in English.

TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER BY 3 p.m. the day before the workshop

                                                            
 
Date/Times
 
All times are in Pacific Time.            Completed            Current           Future   
 
Submission Period
Mon, Jul 22 2013 12:00 AM - Wed, Jul 31 2013 11:59 PM
 
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