Surry Community offering free workshops to assist unemployed and underemployed


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DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in June. No advanced registration is required.

The Totally Responsible Person Program will be offered June 6 and June 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. This program includes topics such as choosing to take charge and stay positive, becoming a “Totally Responsible Person” and creating an action plan to being the best you. Call 336-526-2144 for more information.

An Employability Lab will be open June 6 and June 20 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin at which those in need of assistance can visit a computer lab and seek help from employment specialists with tasks such as registering for and using NCWorks to create a resume and cover letter, and applying for jobs.

In Transition will be offered on June 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. This class is for those in professional transition whether seeking something new after the loss of a long-term job, looking to make a career change, or reentering the workforce after a period of absence. Learn how to seek employment in today’s job market and meet employers’ expectations. Use NCWorks Alison to discover types of jobs that interest you, search and apply for jobs, and create resumes. Discover training opportunities, useful job search tools, interview tips, and how to keep a job once hired.

#UsingSocialMedia and Networking as Job Search Tools will be offered on June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Participants can learn how to expand their work search efforts to include social media and networking. Learn the dos and don’ts of social media, the best ways to utilize online job search engines, and how to use social media sites like LinkedIn to discover job opportunities. Improve networking skills and learn to use NCWorks Virtual Recruiter and Job Search features in the most beneficial ways at this workshop.

Creating an Impressive Resume will be offered on June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Create an impressive resume and cover letter that will get you noticed. Learn resume dos and don’ts, how to address background and work history issues, and tips specific for navigating the online application process. Receive assistance with creating resumes and cover letters in the NCWorks database.

Dynamic Interview Techniques will be offered on June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Learn the ins and outs of the interview process from preparing beforehand to what you should do after. Gain valuable insight on popular interview questions, what a potential employer cannot ask, what to wear to an interview, and how to address questions related to having a criminal record, age, and other barriers to employment.

For information about any of the human resources development workshops, contact Forrest Lineberry at 336-386-3244 or [email protected]

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