• Free Job and Career Workshops in January 2020

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    December 26, 2019
    Location: America’s Job Center
    2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard
    January 8 and 22  - Social Media, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social media is everywhere. It is not just for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a powerful tool that can be utilized for networking and building career success. Learn how to create a positive personal brand as well as the importance of social media etiquette.
    January 10 -  Winning Interviews, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This Career Shop will give you the tools you need to make a lasting impression that wins you a job. You will walk away with your own 30-second commercial that allows you to quickly and efficiently discuss your skills. After this session, you can be confident that you are prepared for any interview, any place, anytime.
    January 15 and 29 - Writing Effective Résumés, 10:00 a.m. - noon – Did you know that an applicant only has 6 to 10 seconds to impress a recruiter with their résumé? A résumé is a summary of your skills, education and experience that will entice the hiring manager to call you in for an interview. In this workshop you will learn how a résumé points out the benefits of hiring you to secure an interview with a recruiter.
    January 17 - Veterans Orientation, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – This workshop will provide information on services and resources available to the veteran community.
    Workplace Communication Classes held Tuesdays through Thursdays (check times). This workshop offers individualized learning plans designed to meet your communication needs for employment such as basic computer skills, resume writing, writing emails, making and taking phone calls, common conversations in the workplace, practice speaking, reading and writing, and assistance with job applications. To register, call 805-204-5187.
    Google Academy Classes held Mondays, 8:00 a.m. - noon - This workshop teaches students how to use Google’s free applications such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. The class will help prepare students to use these applications in the workplace. The six-week workshop is a combination of lectures and hands-on practice. Students learn how to create their own Google account, share their work with others and learn how to collaborate in real time. The complete workshop consists of six, eight-hour modules. Each module is run in two, four-hour sessions. Those who successfully complete all six modules will earn a course completion certificate, however enrollment in individual modules is also an option.
    Space is limited. Prior registration required. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Participants must be registered with CalJOBS (https://www.caljobs.ca.gov) before signing up for a career shop. For more information, call the West County America’s Job Center at 805-204-5171.
    Career shops are sponsored by the Human Services Agency, EDD Workforces Services and the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County. This is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program/Service. For TDD/TT inquiries call 1 (800) 735-2922. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
    Patrick Newburn, WDB Administration Manager
    patrick.newburn@ventura.org, (805) 477-5306