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Workforce Center May workshop schedule

4/16/2019, 3:56 p.m.
Joliet - The Workforce Center of Will County May schedule has been released. An orientation into Alison.com will be held ...

Joliet - The Workforce Center of Will County May schedule has been released.

An orientation into Alison.com will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 6. Alison offers more than 1,000 free online courses in more than 300 categories. Orientation includes an overview of the courses and categories and information on how to set up an Alison account.

Career Cafe will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, May 7 and 21. 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.

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. The workshop will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, and Monday, May 20, and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 29.

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, May 1 and 15.

LinkedIn Lab - Starting Your Profile will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. Workshop attendees will get help creating basic LinkedIn accounts to aid in their job searches. They should come ready to have their photos taken and added to their new accounts.

LinkedIn Lab - Maximize Your Profile will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. The workshop helps participants make the most of their basic LinkedIn accounts. Review features and best practices to help attendees maximize their profiles for success in finding employment.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20. The workshops will include a review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct a job search.

Math Review will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. A review of basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and integers will be covered.

Basic Microsoft Excel will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22. Attendees will learn the basics of Excel and how to navigate its many features.

Microsoft PowerPoint will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. Learn to create a professional presentation.

A workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. 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.

Networking Tools for Today's Job Market teaches job seekers how to use a variety of tools to maximize their job searches. The workshop includes how to create and use job search networking business cards and how social media outlets are used. The workshop will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 3.