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 January. No advanced registration is required.

All Things NCWorks will be offered on Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin, and on Jan. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center – Mount Airy Office, 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Put North Carolina’s job listing website to work for you. Find out your job interests, create resumes and cover letters, access free online skills training, search for jobs in every county in NC, discover employment and wage data and gain valuable information from this website that is much more than a list of jobs.

Totally Responsible Person Program will be offered Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 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.

#UsingSocialMedia and Networking as Job Search Tools will be offered on Jan. 10 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 Jan. 17 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 Techniques will be offered on Jan. 24 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 lineberryf@surry.edu.

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