Job Seekers of Montclair


Second Quarter 2019   (Download the schedule)   (Download the poster)

April 3

Coping with Change
• Understanding your feelings
• Coping with stress
• Gain control
• Opportunities of growth

April 10

Handling your finances
• Preparing a budget
• Dealing with banks and creditors
• Credit Cards
• Unemployment benefits and subsidies

April 17

Recognizing your accomplishments
• Knowing and understanding yourself
• Personal assessment inventory
• Am I who I think I am?
• Assets and liabilities

April 24

Research for targeting your job search
• Identifying industries and companies
• Considering company culture and size
• Developing a plan of action
• Finding the right fit with an organization

May 1

Job search techniques
• Using the Internet
• Informational interviewing
• Directory of Organizations
• Work Search Teams

  • Recruiters

May 8

Developing your resume
• The message: What do I want to communicate
• Styles: functional, chronological, etc.
• Summarizing PAR's

May 15

Cover Letters, Thank-You Letters and References
• Designing effective cover letters
• Telephone etiquette and effective use
• Thank you letters and their place

May 22

Understanding Networking
• What is it? How does it work?
• Techniques to manage an effective network
• Overcoming networking fears

  • Media and Social Networking

  • Internet Networking

May 29

Making Networks Work
• Using LinkedIn
• A practical workshop

June 5

Managing Your Interviews

  • Types of Interviews

  • Preparation

  • Answering: “Why Should I Hire You?”

June 12

Interviewing Workshop

  • Practice answering and asking questions
• Bring your resume and a job description

June 19

Dealing with Road Blocks & Setting Goals
• Recognizing Common Blocks
• How to move beyond the blocks or avoid them

  • Where to find motivation and support

  • Long & short term goal setting

June 26

Making Age Irrelevant in Your Job Search