Workshops and Seminars
Some workshops will be led by outside experts that we invite to lead discussions and training on special topics. These experts are often in charge of hiring with local companies, so participation in the workshops can be a great opportunity for you to make a lasting first impression and expand your network. Unable to attend in person? Workshops offered virtually give you a unique opportunity to practice navigation of virtual software that employers may require as part of their interview process, such as Zoom.
We welcome you to attend as many workshops as you’d like! Workshops are open to the public with a simple enrollment process that our staff would be happy to assist you with as needed.
If you are also registered in one of our PA CareerLink® programs offering individualized services, staff are available to follow-up with you after workshops to help you build on what you’ve learned and apply new skills and insights to your goal planning and action steps!
Upcoming Business Seminars
Shared-Work Program – May 5, 2021 – 10am-11am
Shared-Work allows a business to retain its workforce during a temporary slowdown and then quickly ramp up operations without the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. Shared-Work also helps to protect your employees from the financial hardship of a full layoff.
Employer benefits of Shared-Work:
- Maintains full staff for future business growth
- Reduces future hiring and retraining costs
- Maintains worker productivity
- Retains experienced employees
- Reduces financial strain on employees
- Keeps worker moral high
Manage Your Job Search
Ace the Interview
Application Tips and Online Applications
A major portion of your job hunting will be applying for jobs online. Learn what to expect, how to streamline the process and what to look out for.
The Big Interview
Learn about this PA CareerLink® tool and how to use the expert video lessons and practice interview tools to help you ace an interview.
Cover Letters that Get Results
Developing a Resume
Learn the basics of creating a great resume, what to add on, what to leave off, formatting it for the digital age, and what hiring managers really want to see.
Dos and Don’ts for Successful Virtual and Phone Interviews
Tips and tricks for more successful virtual and phone interviews, including the best use of lighting and backgrounds, mastering the technology, and things you need to do to prepare.
Foundations Framework: Skills to Get a Job
How to Thrive During a Job Loss
Interview with Confidence
Navigating the PA CareerLink® Website
Learn about the many features on the PA CareerLink® website including creating and uploading resumes, searching and applying for jobs, interview skills, and more.
PA CareerLink® Online: Career Resources Overview
Learn about the many resources available through the Commonwealth’s PA CareerLink<sup>®</sup> Website
Receive valuable tips to write a resume that will get noticed!
Smart Start to Launch Your Job Search
Three Steps to Finding Your Career
Use Transferable Skills to Get Your Next Job
Using Social Media to Find a Job
What Employers Want
At this workshop you will learn about what employers really value in their employees, including social skills, personality traits, attitudes, and career attributes.
Increase Your Computer Skills
Google Pt. 1: More than a Web Browser
Google is much more than a Web Browser. In part 1 of this 3-part Workshop, you will learn about the other Google online applications. NOTE: Although all 3 parts of this series build off each other, they are also designed to be taken individually as well.
Google Pt. 2: Using Apps for Job Search
Google is much more than a Web Browser. In part 2 of this 3-part Workshop, you will learn how you can integrate Google apps to provide a complete online office for managing your job search. NOTE: Although all 3 parts of this series build off each other, they are also designed to be taken individually as well.
Google Pt. 3: Using Google Classroom
Part 3 will demonstrate Google Classroom. Many grade schools, high schools, and colleges use it to manage classroom material, for both in-school and remote instruction. See how it is used and what you can do with it.
Google Pt. 4: Understanding Google Classroom
Many grade schools, high schools and colleges use Google Classroom to manage classroom material, for both in-school and remote instruction. See how it is used and what you can do with it.
Internet Basics: Tech & Terms Pt. 1
You use the internet, but do you understand it? In Part 1 of a 3-part workshop, we will discuss the basics of what the internet is all about. We will answer questions such as: how it actually works, how do you connect to it, and how you can improve it in your home. Basic terminology will be reviewed.
Internet Basics: Tech & Terms Pt. 2
You use the internet, but do you understand it? In Part 2 of a 3-part workshop, we will answer questions such as: What is the Cloud, the issues around Net Neutrality, and what is a VPN?
Internet Basics: Tech & Terms Pt. 3
You use the internet, but do you understand it? In Part 3 of a 3-part workshop, we will answer questions such as: What is Cloud storage, and What is Net Neutrality all about?
Intro to Computers
Learn how to use a computer, including how to use a mouse and keyboard, work in documents, and access the internet.
Intro to Microsoft 365 Pt. 1: What is It?
Intro to Microsoft 365: Excel
Intro to Microsoft 365: PowerPoint
Demonstrates one of the Office Apps, Microsoft PowerPoint. You will see basic ways this application can make dynamic presentations and slide shows.
Intro to Microsoft 365: Word
Intro to Creating a PowerPoint
Join a Google Meet Session and walk through the steps of creating a PowerPoint presentation. Time will be provided for you to explore and share your screen as needed.
Boost Your Well-Being and Workplace Skills
Budgeting, Saving and Financing
Learn about budgeting tools, savings options to meet your needs, and financing best practices.
Create a LinkedIn Account that Stands Out from the Crowd
Culture and Diversity in the Workplace
Digital Scams – Don’t be a Victim
Email Boot Camp
Essential Techniques to Boost Your Communication Skills
Improve your communication skills by learning how to successfully use non-verbal communications, listening skills, and straight talk in the workplace.
Foundation Framework: Employability Skills
Learn about the skills needed to keep a job, such as social skills, interacting effectively in the workplace and managing one’s work environment.
Foundation Framework: Lifelong Learning Skills
What is ‘Lifelong Learning’ and how does it affect your employment opportunities? This workshop presents an overview of the skills needed to set and reach realistic learning and career goals.
Foundation Framework: Skills to Get a Job
Learn how to promote your foundation skills to gain employment.
Foundation Framework: Workplace Knowledge Skills
Learn what skills are needed to advance in a job including the nature of work, quality consciousness and understanding the workplace culture.
Freelancing in a Gig Economy
How to Use Transferable Skills to Get Your Next Job
Discover the skills and abilities you already have that can carry over from one job to another, and one career to another.
Making it Work on a Budget
Learn how to create a money map to stay on track with your budget and learn ways to make your dollars stretch when money is short.
Providing Great Customer Service
Setting Goals that Motivate You
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Strategies for Handling Change
Working from Home: Best Practices
Do you need to have a better setup for creating or maintaining a work-from-home space? What should you consider for optimum efficiency, productivity, and online connections? In this workshop you will be introduced to ideas you should consider for a lengthy stay-at-home work environment.
Board of Pardons Presentation
How to Apply for State and Federal Jobs
Job Corps Information Session
Interested in completing your High School education or taking the steps towards a new and exciting career? Come learn all about what Job Corps can offer you! Job Corps is a FREE residential vocational school for individuals 16-24 that provides hands-on job training and education services to assist you towards your goals of success.
Landing a Job with a Criminal Background
Life After Job Loss Series: Supercharge Your Job Interview
Life After Job Loss Series: Taking the Mystery Out of Resume Writing
When it comes to creating your resume, one size does not fit all. Learn tips for creating a resume that is easy to develop and change and gets noticed by employers. Part 2 of 4 in the series.