August 8– Social Media - 10:00 a.m. – noon - Social media is a powerful tool that can be utilized for networking and building career success. Come and learn how to create a positive personal brand as well as the importance of social media etiquette.
August 9 – Career Pathways to Success, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Lean about Ventura County's thriving industry sectors, top occupations and how to set yourself up for career success.
August 10- Winning Interviews, 8:00 a.m. - noon - 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.
August 10 - The Power of CalJOBS, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - CalJOBS is an online resource that can be used to navigate California’s workforce services providing employment and labor market information. The newly enhanced system allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, and find information on education and training programs.
August 14 - Veterans Orientation, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - This collaborative meeting provides our veterans with information on local services and programs that are available to the veteran.
August 17 – Résumés that Sell - 8:00 a.m. – noon - Get hands-on assistance in completing your résumé, cover and thank-you letters. Upon completion of this Career Shop, you will walk away with a portfolio that shows off your professional documents. Come prepared with your employment history for the last 10 years and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three personal and three professional references.
August 21-, 23, and 28-30 ESL (English as a Second Language) to Work – times vary. This workshop is designed to develop basic and content skills related to the work environment: speaking, listening, reading, writing, problem solving, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, career planning and advancement, and cross-cultural understanding.
August 24 - Job Search/Social Media, 8:00 a.m. – noon - This workshop provides common sense tactics to be more effective in finding employment when dealing with little work experience, age discrimination, gaps in employment, barriers and returning to the workforce. Social Media: This workshop provides information on the most popular online social networks.
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.