Career workshops to assist job seekers with career exploration, job search planning and other key areas involved in a job search. Job Fairs and other events are also available on site and will be posted as available.

To register for an event, click on the "Register Here" link
next to the date in the left hand column.


To view event descriptions, click on the links below.

Energizing Baby Boomers

Boomers grew up at a time of dramatic social change from 1946 - 1964. This workshop is designed specifically for them, focusing on job search issues, strategies, and the unique life experiences that make them who they are.
( 2 hour workshop)

Come Tweet With Me

Tweet like an industry expert that is! Twitter is one of the easiest tools to use when it comes to building and reinforcing your brand as an industry pro. From hashtags to handles and all the content in between, we've got it covered and will have you ready to tweet in no time! Feel free to bring your laptop/smartphone/tablet to tweet along. (1.5 hour workshop)

Your Guide to Networking and Personal Branding

Networking skills are a vital component of your job search. This session covers best strategies to get started, finding hidden networking opportunities, and how to define your personal brand for your elevator speech.
(2.5 hour workshop)

Rock Your Next Interview!

Need to brush up on your interviewing skills? Learn how to prepare for and take the stress out of your next interview.
(2 hour workshop)

Cover Letters That Spark Interest

Your cover letter is the introduction to your most outstanding skills and accomplishments. Make it WORTH reading! Capture your reader's attention! Not sure how? Stop in for a lesson on how to spark an employer's interest and get your phone ringing.
(1.5 hour workshop)

Where Are All The Jobs?!?

Finding a job isn't as easy as it used to be. Are you looking in all the right places? Discover all the platforms employers are using to post jobs these days and how to catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters!
(2 hour workshop)

Networking Hands-On

This workshop will allow you to practice your networking skills. Networking Essentials is a required prerequisite.
(2 hour workshop)

Take Your Job Search Social!

Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are great sites to find jobs! Don't believe me? Come see how social media can expand your job search and help position you as an industry expert.
(2.5 hour workshop)

Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do!

Statistics say training for a new career and changing your career is risky business. If you are thinking about a career change, let us help you lessen the risk by building a road map to navigate your way.
(2 hour workshop)

Post-Career Change Transition

Already retrained, recertified or upgraded your skills for a new career and still not having luck getting your foot in the door? We will help you create a road map to navigate your way. (This workshop is designed for those who have completed the training necessary to qualify for the new occupation they are targeting.)
(2 hour workshop)

Resumes Reimagined

Resumes have changed a lot over the years...are you up to date with what employers are looking for? Join us to discover how to customize your resume for the modern job search and highlight your skills to make you stand out as THE sought-after candidate!
(2.5 hour workshop)

Resume Writing 2

Resume Writing 1 workshop is a required prerequisite.
(2 hour workshop)

Waiver of UI Eligibility Session

No earlier than 2 - 3 weeks before the beginning of each semester, contact us to set up an appointment to complete the required forms and apply for a waiver from the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Visit our Unemployment/Register for Work webpage for more details.

Come Tweet With Me | Cover Letters That Spark Interest | Energizing Baby Boomers | Do What You Love and Loving What You Do! | Resumes Reimagined | Rock Your Next Interview! | Take Your Job Search Social! | Waiver of UI Eligibility Session | Your Guide to Networking and Personal Branding

Money Smart Week ~ April 18 - 25, 2015
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, budgeting, understanding credit reports, retirement, and more.

For additional information, please visit the Money Smart Week website. To view all the scheduled events for Oakland County, click here.

LinkedIn Profile Picture Day
Need some help taking a professional profile shot for your LinkedIn account? We can help! Come in and have us take your photo for you. We will also help you upload your photo to your LinkedIn profile and email it to you.

We offer walk-in opportunities each month with no registration required. If you cannot attend our Picture Day, you can contact Mike Magolan to set up an appointment at 248-823-5136.

Next LinkedIn Profile Picture Day: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1 - 3 pm

Please Note:
Pre-registration is required for most workshops, orientations and events. To register, click on the date you are interested in on the left hand column.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled workshop, please contact the Center at 248-823-5101 to cancel your reservation.

*When the Troy School District is closed due to inclement weather, please call ahead to make sure the office is open and your workshop has not been cancelled.

Printable Workshop Schedule:

April 2015 Workshop Schedule & Events Calendar
March 2015 Workshop Schedule & Events Calendar

Funded By:
L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
Oakland County Workforce Development Board
Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Aides and auxiliary services are available upon request. TTY 771