Job Seekers of Montclair

Schedule

Third Quarter 2018   (Download the schedule)   (Download the poster)

October 3

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

October 10

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

October 17

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

October 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

October 31

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

  • Recruiters

November 7

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

November 14

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

November 28

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

  • Media and Social Networking

  • Internet Networking

December 5

Interviewing workshop

• Types of Interviews

• Preparation

• Answering: “Why Should I Hire You?”

In this workshop, job seekers have an opportunity to pair up and practice asking and answering interview questions. You get valuable feedback from your partner and the facilitator and have an opportunity to role play. The link has some sample questions to practice with on your own.In this workshop, job seekers have an opportunity to pair up and practice asking and answering interview questions. You get valuable feedback from your partner and the facilitator and have an opportunity to role play. The link has some sample questions to practice with on your own.

December 12

Dealing with road blocks and setting goals

• Recognizing common blocks

• How to move beyond the blocks or avoid them

• Where to find motivation and support

• Long and short term goal setting

December 19

Holiday Party for Participants