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College Partners with Goodwill and PA CareerLink for Job-Seeker Preparedness Workshop Series

Posted March 22, 2018 at 9:17 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, and the Pennsylvania CareerLink are teaming up to provide a free Job-Seeker Preparedness Workshop Series at the Goodwill Career Center to help individuals with resume building and interviewing techniques, both of which are essential tools in the job acquisition process. The three-workshop series will be offered in two different segments: for the general public on March 27, April 12, and April 25, and for individuals with criminal histories on May 7, May 18, and May 24.

The Goodwill Career Center, which serves as a CareerLink Access Point, is located at 540 Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown. No registration is required for the series. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their education and work history if applicable and to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each workshop. Details on the series include:

  • Intro to “Career Coach” and Résumé-Building Tips
    Learn more about where your work interests lie as well as the job needs of our region with an easy-to-use online tool. Then you have to build a resume before you can write one. Work with a professional to assess and determine your current skill set and character traits to best impress the employer.
  • Writing that Quality Resume
    Apply your newly gained resume-building knowledge to create your own individualized resume with the guidance of a professional.
  • Job Interview Dos and Don’ts – Effectively Selling Yourself to an Employer
    Learn how to prepare for the interview with valuable tips and exercises. Become familiar with potential interview questions and techniques. Learn from the common mistakes of others and build your confidence.

Workshop dates and times:

  • Offering 1:
    Open to the public
    Tuesday, March 27 – 2:00–3:15pm: Career Coach and Resume Building
    Thursday, April 12 – 2:00–3:15pm: Resume Writing
    Wednesday, April 25 – 2:00–3:15pm: Job Interview Techniques
  • Offering 2:
    Focused on helping individuals with criminal histories to learn how to rebuild trusting employer relationships or to enter the workplace for the first time
    Monday, May 7 – 2:00–3:15pm: Career Coach and Resume Building
    Friday, May 18 – 2:00–3:15pm: Resume Writing
    Thursday, May 24 – 2:00–3:15pm: Job Interview Techniques

Additional workshops on various topics are being planned and will be announced. For questions, please contact Jennifer Galiote, Career/Employer Services Professional, at 814.536.3536, ext. 243 or jgaliote@gogoodwill.org, or Larry Brugh, Dean of Career Services and Workforce Development, at 814.262.3850 or lbrugh@pennhighlands.edu.