Free workshops to assist unemployed, underemployed


Staff Report



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

Creating an Impressive Resume will be offered on Sept. 6 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.

#UsingSocialMedia and Networking as Job Search Tools will be offered on Sept. 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.

In Transition… will be offered on Sept. 20 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.

Dynamic Interview Tips will be offered on Sept. 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 Carmen Eldridge 336-386-3683 or [email protected]

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