EVENTS/WORKSHOPS

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.


Events

To view event descriptions, click on the links below.

Baby Boomers Unite

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)

Elevator Speech 1

It's not just for elevators and it's not really a speech. Use it to network everywhere in a job market where who you know is just as important as what you know.
(2 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)

Interview Skills 2

Interview Skills 1 is a required prerequisite.
(2 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.

Baby Boomers Unite | 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 | Where Are All The Jobs?!? | Your Guide to Networking and Personal Branding




Every Wednesday beginning in April, Oakland Community College will offer two screening sessions for interested individuals. These free screenings may identify potential challenges such as undetected vision, hearing or attention difficulties, as well as Visual Stress Syndrome (VSS) which can interfere with your ability to work or learn effectively. Innovative coping strategies and referrals for further evaluation are provided as needed. Sessions will last for one hour and be held at 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. It is limited to one individual in each time slot.

For more information, you can also visit http://www.powerpath.com/




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.

Most workshops are approximately two hours. Networking Essentials is a 3 hour workshop. Workshops may be repeated and enrollment is on a first come/first serve basis.

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:

August 2014
September 2014

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

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