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Work Force Center sets February workshop schedule

1/24/2018, 10:28 a.m.
The Workforce Center of Will County February schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, ...

The Workforce Center of Will County February schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Joliet Junior College, has been released.

The February schedule includes a new workshop, Alison.com Orientation. Susan Flessner, manager of the WCWC, said Alison offers more than 1,000 free online courses in more than 300 categories. Orientation incudes an overview of the courses and categories and how to set up an Alison account. It will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13

Career Cafe will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 27. 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 Career Cafe, call (815) 727-5679.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 27, IDES will present Illinois JobLink, a workshop teaching users how to register on Illinois JobLink by creating and uploading resumes to the site, with tips on how to get the most views from employers. Also on the agenda will be how to search for jobs on the site and how to complete a work search record.

A workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 8 and 15, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. 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. Basic Microsoft Excel will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1 and 22, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5.

Microsoft PowerPoint will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. Learn how to create a professional presentation.

Job Readiness gives participants an overview of resources for job seekers, including networking, completing applications, resumes, interviewing and Illinois JobLink. It will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7 and 21.

Math Review will be offered at 2 p.m. every Tuesday. A review of basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and integers will be covered.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Participants may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Participants will learn job interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 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.

LinkedIn Lab, which will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, will help job seekers make the most of their basic LinkedIn accounts. Participants may either set up a basic account ahead of time or staff will help them set one up during the workshop.

Networking Workshop 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 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20.