Job Search Workshops
Career Decisions– Participants will complete a self-scored assessment survey to help them identify occupational interests, values, and abilities
Identity Theft–Designed to inform you on the importance of protecting their identity with specific focus on understanding what identity theft is, how it occurs and what to do if you become a victim.
Interviewing - Includes practical pointers on marketing yourself effectively during the interview Practice Option-after seminar, schedule an appointment to “Practice” interviewing techniques
Introduction to Mass CIS S3- On line interactive system providing info on occupations, how to do an effective job search, assess interests/skills.
Financial Survival Tips During Hard Times - Provides an understanding of your options with mortgages, savings plans, IRSs, 401K's, 403b's, and existing retirement plans.
Mature Workers Job Search Tips- Participants will gain an a greater understanding of potential age-related biases and specific strategies to aid participants in developing a successful job search
Networking For Your Job Search - Workshop will provide proven techniques to find the hidden job market - the unadvertised job openings.
Plymouth Networking Club NEW - NETWORK through the Career Center to obtain a financially stable position.
Résumé & Cover Letter Seminar - Participants will learn key concepts about Résumé writing including formats, summaries and accomplishment statements. Also, will discuss cover letters and other correspondence
Résumé Critique – Prerequisite: Bring 11 copies of your "typed" Résumé to share with other participants. Receive constructive criticism from workshop facilitator
Salary Negotiations - Learn negotiating techniques as well as how to negotiate salary based on the "Market Value" of a position.
Small Business Administration Overview – Understanding of SBA programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs needing assistance in starting or expanding a businesses.
Vet-Net (Veteran Networking Group) – Job search networking/support group for prior military service personnel
Veteran’s MJQ & LinkedIn –Veterans assist and support one another while conducting internet job search activities. Prerequisite: Must have resume on flash drive and/or email account
Veteran’s Orientation – a presentation by the VET REP providing a systematic approach to targeting and attaining the foundational pieces of the job search process. This presentation provides the VET a Smarter not Harder way to navigate to a positive end result.
30 Second Commercial (Veteran’s Only) - This workshop will encompass How to Sell yourself in 30 Seconds. The purpose of this workshop is to develop interest in you and your skills during your Networking routine and the Interview.
Computer Workshop Level
Note: New format for ALL computer workshops
Participants MUST meet Workshop prerequisite
Use the “LEVELS” as a guideline to your computer skills
Level 1 = Beginner/Novice
Level 2 = Basic Keyboarding and Mouse Skills
Level 3 = Intermediate Keyboarding, Mouse and Word Processing Skills
Level 4 = Moderate Keyboarding, Mouse and Word Processing Skills
Level 5 = Advanced Keyboarding, Must know Copy and Paste
Excel BasicsL4 - Learn the basics on how to create spreadsheets. Prerequisite: Knowledge of MS Word and Must know how to use a mouse
Introduction to Word Processing L2 - Learn the basics of word processing Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability/knowledge of basic computer skills. Must know how to use a mouse.
MS Office Objects & PowerPoint WorkshopL5 - Learn the basic functions of Objects and basics of PowerPoint.Prerequisite: Must have strong Copy and Paste Skills for embedding objects into slides
Self-Directed Resource Room Services
Support for Individuals with Disabilities: Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Speak with Job Specialist for assistance.
The library includes an extensive collection of subjects authored by experts in the employment field. Reference materials cover a wide range of job search topics addressing employment strategies and issues encountered by job seekers. Books are for use in the career center.
Policies and Procedures for All Workshop Registrations
- Registration for workshops will be taken in person (walk-in) and over the telephone and are on a first-come first-served basis; slots will not be held/saved for customers.
- If you are registering for a workshop that has a prerequisite, you will need to meet all of the prerequisite requirements
- If workshop is full when you attempt to register, you may request to be placed on the ‘Stand-by” list (if one exists).
- Customers may sign up for a maximum of three (3) computer related workshops per month
- All workshops begin on time, late customers will not be allowed to attend and their slot will be forfeited/filled by a customer on the stand-by list or a walk-in
- To cancel a workshop, please call the career center at least one (1) day prior to the beginning of the workshop – if you neglect to notify the career center you will be recorded as a no-show (see exception to extenuation circumstances on detailed flyer at front desk)
Directions to the Plymouth Career Center
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200
- From Route 3 North or South, take Exit 9
- Turn onto Rte 3A South — follow 3A South approximately 1.7 mi
- At traffic light, take left into Cordage Commerce Center
- Bear to the right — #36 is at the right end of the building