Job Readiness

Job Readiness

JAVA Basics - Canceled

Java is a computer programming language used to develop applications that can run on any platform. Learn how the Java bytecode makes this programming language compatible and portable. Instructor: T. Nguyen Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn:

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.

Mini-Social Media Boot Camp (Registration Required)

This “Mini-Social Media Boot Camp”  will focus on helping you learn what social media is and how to use it effectively in your business. It will give you everything you need to get started in the emerging world of social networking. The goal of this mini-social media boot camp is to take you beyond the “what is it” phase and have you putting social media to work for you. (3 hours)Register Now

Social Media 101 and 102 (Registration Required)

Thinking about marketing your business with social media - or perhaps you are already using social media, but want to take it to the next level? This 3-hour workshop, sponsored in partnership with Constant Contact, Inc., is designed to be a fun, dynamic and informative session full of actionable insights, tips and techniques you can use immediately.Register Now

Google Partners Connect + Bonus Group Coaching: Webinar with Google Experts on How To Grow Your Business (Registration Required)

Join us for Google Partners Connect, an exclusive Google webinar, featuring Google experts on how to grow your business.  An introductory discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Google Partner Romona Foster, followed by a 45-minute webinar, featuring Todd Rowe, Managing Director, Global Channel Sales, and Fred Vallaeys, Google AdWords Evangelist. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session, hosted by Google Partner, Romona Foster, and conclude at 1:30 p.m.
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Job Seekers

Need help with your job search? Stop by for personalized help with: Creating an email account Preparing a resume Filling out online job applications Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Consult with an attorney about your barriers to employment!
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Career Happiness Is Not a Myth

By one estimate, only 3 in 10 people love their jobs. The best network and most impressive resume will only get you so far if you don’t know what kind of work will make you happy, and why.  This class will get you thinking about practical, action-oriented steps you can take to find your career happiness. You’ll start by trying to determine: What you ARE What you LOVE What you VALUE Dare to dream about being happy at work!
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Customer Service for the Working Professional

Think about the best customer service you’ve ever had. Take a moment to revel in the magic of that moment. Now, contrast that with the customer service experience you’ve had that needs the most improvement. Your instructor, Kirby, will share tools and techniques he’s used to excel at customer service as a professional. Come to class prepared to learn secrets of the trade and to discover what may be holding you back from being a rockstar in the office (and in life).
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Know Your Rights: Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014

Do you have a criminal background that's keeping you from getting a job? The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 is a new law that prohibits most employers in D.C. from asking about your criminal background on job applications or in interviews. The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) is charged with enforcing this new law. In this workshop, OHR staff will review how the law works, how to file a complaint if you believe an employer violated the law, and what you can receive in damages if it is determined that an employer violated the law.

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