Steps to Success - DEVELOP YOUR CAREER PATH AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES 9900

The Steps to Success workshops cover everything you need to know to develop your career path. Enroll in any or all of the workshops, depending on what your needs are.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, ALL SESSIONS WILL BE TAUGHT LIVE ONLINE, using the Zoom platform. Dates and times may change based on what works best for participants.

Each online session will be 1.5 hours in length, with additional time offline for independent assignments.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO REACH YOUR GOALS – 4 SESSIONS - SEPTEMBER

Participants will explore the reasons we allow obstacles to stop us in our tracks. Strategies to sustain motivation, build grit, perseverance, and resilience will be introduced as well as some theory on developing a growth mindset, which is crucial to achieving our goals. Participants will be introduced to problem solving, decision making and goal setting skills.

CAREER EXPLORATION – 10 SESSIONS – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

Participants will complete several assessments designed to help individuals understand how a variety of personal attributes (i.e., interests, values, preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. Participants will use the assessment results to narrow down possible career options.

DEVELOP YOUR CAREER PATH AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES – 6 SESSIONS – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

Participants will use the results of career assessments and research to develop an individualized career path. They will gain an understanding of the Career Planning Model, job qualifications and barriers, career ladders and local labor market trends.

Participants will gain skills in the following areas: job search strategies, internet search skills, telephone skills, and networking. Participants will use local resources such as the American Job Center in order to improve their skills in the job-hunting process.

CREATE A CAREER PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS – 7 SESSIONS – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Participants will create employment documents including resumes, cover letters, and thank-you letters. Participants will also gain an understanding of the importance of professional communication as well as improving 21st century communication skills. (email, memos, netiquette)

This workshop will provide tips to improve interview performance, such as understanding body language, appropriate attire and punctuality. Participants will practice interview skills through role-playing.

The Steps to Success program is free to those students who donít have a US high school diploma, all others will pay $25.

Sessions:
 32
Dates:
 10/6/2020 to 12/22/2020
Meeting Times:
  Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
  Virtual Online
Instructor:
  Deb Holman
Fees: 
$25.00 (Class Fee)
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