Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Crossroads : Finding Employment in Tough Times

Community-Based Support Systems
The week of March 14-20 offers two great opportunities to learn about what it takes to land a job in tough times. The first workshop focuses most specifically on quality resume and cover letter writing. The second is broader and focuses on HR issues, from an insider's perspective, that any job seeker needs to understand. Both workshops are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, March 16, from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m., the library will host a workshop for job seekers. Business professional Jeff Thierfeld will instruct on how to develop a polished resume and cover letter with focus on directly targeting employers who are looking for your skills and abilities. Click here for more information or to register for this free seminar.

On Saturday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., local resident Dale Ursin, who for many years served as a professional Human Resources Administrator, Trainer and Consultant, will lead an interactive discussion on the overall topic “What you can do to help prepare yourself for the changing world of employment to enhance your chances for success. The program is first in a series of Guest Speaker community service programs offered by the Haddam Neck Covenant Church.

Individual topics on tap for discussion by and with Mr. Ursin include:

  • The evolving world of work (what’s really happening)
  • Importance of maintaining a healthy body and spirit
  • How to make use of effective networking
  • How employment decisions are really made
  • Myths and realities of job interviews and how to handle the interview
  • How to maximize personal strengths and talents.

If you plan to attend, and to help facilitate seating arrangements, contact the church office at (860) 267-2336 or email officehncc@sbcglobal.net.