Job Seeker Series
How Motivate Yourself to Navigate Today's Job Search Process
WEEK #1 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Whether you are a recent high school or college graduate, a job seeker who has recently loss your job, you want to make a career transition, or reenter the workforce after an extended break -- know that you are not alone! Change is inevitable throughout life, but sometimes your motivation can make it challenging for you to make your transition seamless. Since job searching is such an integral part of life, finding, losing, or obtaining it can take a toll on you. This session will help you get through the positive and negative motions of navigating today’s workforce so that you can become and remain motivated to make your next vocational move!
How to Thrive in a Multigenerational Workforce
WEEK #2 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
There are four distinct generations in today’s workforce. As a result, job seekers are competing with individuals of different ages for the same job who all bring varying levels of experience and skills to the workforce. In this session, there will be a discussion on how different generations define work, may have differing values, distinguishing characteristics and assets. We will also discuss how understanding these differences can help you as a job seeker better communicate across the generations and become a better co-worker or manager in your next job.
Leveraging Your Strengths, Skills, and Experience towards a New Job or Career
WEEK #3 DESCRIPTION - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Job seekers are often asked to explain who they are and what is important to them in their resumes, during job interviews, and when networking. Some find it a challenge because they have not yet defined what their strengths, skills, and experiences amount to professionally. In this session, participants will learn how to explore who they want to be in the workforce and how they capitalize on their strengths, skills, and experiences to help them be able to get the job or career they want.
What Do Employers Really Want from Job Seekers?
WEEK #4 DESCRIPTION – Evaluations and Celebration – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
When looking for a job it is sometimes difficult to understand exactly what employers are looking for. Are employers seeking someone with practical experience or is education the primary desire? In this session, job seekers will learn how employers determine who they will bring in for an interview, and how they ultimately determine who is the best candidate for the job.
Tips for a Successful Job Search
WEEK #5 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
There are many ways to search for a job, but some ways may be more effective than others, depending on what field a person is in. In this session, job seekers will learn about popular local and national job search strategies, websites, professional networking groups and platforms, and about accessing the “hidden job market”. Another important factor is knowing what is in your own backyard. For example, healthcare is one of the top industries in the Cleveland area and makes up about 15% of all jobs. Job seekers will learn how to customize their job search towards employers they really want to work for, also, how to research companies so that they can stand-out during job interviews.
Effectively Networking Your Way to the Job You Want
WEEK #6 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Ever ask yourself, “Does networking really work?” Well research studies have shown that nearly 75% of job seekers obtain employment through networking. If this is true, you definitely want to know how to leverage connections and identify opportunities that will allow you to effectively network your way to a new job by using current tips and trends.
Creating Winning Cover Letters, Résumés, and LinkedIn Profiles
WEEK #7 DESCRIPTION – Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Cover letters, résumés, and LinkedIn profiles, are among the most popular ways for job seekers to provide employers with details about their professional experiences, qualifications, and attainments. This session will cover basic information that one should know in order to make the best impression on recruiters, human resources, and hiring managers through their cover letter, résumé, and LinkedIn profile.
BREAK NOVEMBER 5TH
How to Effectively Improve your Interview Skills
WEEK #8 DESCRIPTION – Evaluations and Celebration – Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Getting asked to interview is what all job candidates hope for. However, the mere thought of interviewing can be both exciting and anxiety-provoking. In this session, job seekers will learn what they need to do before, during and after the interview. Job seekers will also, have an opportunity to practice interviewing using the video recording studio