Events Schedule

Overview

All events take place at MEC, 120 N. Redwood Dr., San Rafael, unless otherwise noted.
All activities are populated on a drop in basis - first come, first serve.

Must be on time!
Activities are provided by MEC as well as other partner agencies.

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AUGUST 2014
Enjoy our Guest Speaker Workshop Series this month

Month
Day
Event Name Time

AUGUST

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AUGUST
2
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

3
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

4
  • The Internet & Hidden Jobs: The Internet is a great research tool, but most employers rarely post jobs there. You can still use the Internet to find these employers. If you have been browsing job listings on line without good results, bring your specific job goals to this workshop and learn new ways to search for jobs.

 

  • ACCEPT WHERE YOU ARE; GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING by Jill Williams, JC Williams GroupUnemployment can be a scary place, and fear inhibits our energy to move forward. During this workshop, learn to embrace fear as an ally. Get tips on how to utilize tools to help see where you are in life and accept this reality. Work past these struggles and define where you want to be. You will walk away with some positive and workable goals for the future!
  • 9 am-12 pm

 

  • 1 - 3 pm

AUGUST

5
  • APPLYING FOR JOBS WITH THE COUNTY OF MARIN by Florence Pattison, County of Marin, Human Resources – Learn about the County of Marin’s recruitment and application process, with tips on how to be a successful applicant.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.

 

  • HOW TO ACE THE INTERVIEW by Windi Snearly, Wells Fargo Bank – After this informative workshop, you will know how to master the interview for that perfect job – everything from dressing for success, asking the right questions and appropriate follow up
  • 9 to 11 am

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

  • 1 - 3 pm

AUGUST

6
  • DRESSING FOR SUCCESS by Jenny Bailey, This Vivid Life Are you constantly asking yourself, "what do I wear?" When you are headed for that all important job interview? Come discover the four key elements of color, fit, lifestyle, and budget to improve your sense of style and develop your personal brand.

 

  • TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES by Olivia Beltran, Sparkpoint – Community Action Marin's (CAM) SparkPoint Marin provides knowledge, resources and support to Marin individuals and families who are interested in setting up and achieving their financial goals.
  • 9 - 10:30 am

 

  • 1-2 pm

AUGUST

7
  • FINDING THE CONFIDENCE TO MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR JOB SEARCH by Ann Moreno & Marilyn Spoja, Reset Go – Are you recently  laid-off and challenged by today's stagnant job market? Are you retired and feeling aimless and at a loss? Are you beginning to doubt yourself and what you have to offer? This introductory workshop, offered by Reset Go, can help you find the direction, focus and motivation to look for the job that you want to do and the confidence to move effectively towards your goal.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.

 

  • THE KEYS TO DISCOVERING A MEANINGFUL CAREER by Ryan Rigoli, Soulful Brand LLC – Have you ever asked yourself: What are my unique gifts? How do I find a career where I can contribute my gifts in a meaningful way? How do I know when a job or career is truly right for me? How can I just be myself when talking about who I am and what I do? Whether you are searching for greater meaning in your current job or looking to transition into a new job or career, know that you are not alone in asking these deeper questions.
  • 9 - 11 am

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

  • 1 - 3 pm

AUGUST

8
  • COVERED CA AFFORDABLE CARE ACT UPDATES by Margaret Ballou, County of Marin –Are you uninsured and confused about the best way to get coverage? Are you a business owner who is interested in providing insurance for your staff but don't know where to start? Come learn everything you need to know about CoveredCA health insurance and health reform. Get tips on how to enroll
  • 9 - 10 am

AUGUST

9
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

10
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

11
  • GETTING OUT OF THE JOB SEARCH RUT by Malcolm Grissom, Employment Development Department (EDD) – Looking for a new job can often be a tiring and frustrating process. Come learn how approaching the job search process with humor can make it worthwhile and fun again!
  • 9 - 11 am

AUGUST

12
  • HOW TO APPLY WITH STAFFING AGENCIES by Peter Dempsey, ExpressPros – Want to use staffing agencies but don’t know how to get started? This workshop will help you master the whole interview process from start to finish, and provide tips on how to get your foot in the door with one of the leading employment placement firms.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.

 

  • HOW TO FIND YOUR CAREER LADDER, Starbucks – Want to quickly become an asset at your new job? Come join Starbucks for this informational workshop on how to climb the professional career ladder to get the promotion you are after. Also learn about the array of benefits Starbucks offers their employees including the new College Education Program.
  • 9 - 10 am

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

  • 1 - 3 pm

AUGUST

13
  • NEGOTIATING YOUR BEST SALARY by Betty Szudy, YWCA This participatory workshop will discuss the economic value of salary and benefits and how to prepare for conversation and negotiations about this topic. Participants will have a chance to practice discussing salary in an interview setting.

  • 1 - 3 pm

AUGUST

14
  • HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT by Geoffrey Hamernick, Nelson Staffing – Want to craft the perfect resume but don't know how to get started? In this workshop, learn the dos and donts of resume writing and how to get the attention of potential employers.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.

 

  • ARE YOU READY TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? by Miriam Karell, SBDC at Renaissance Center, MarinExplore the mindset, skills, abilities and challenges behind becoming an entrepreneur. Also learn about the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, including local resources that provide support on everything from microloans to marketing. 8/14
  • 9 - 10 am

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

  • 1 - 2:30 pm

AUGUST

15
  • Training Opportunities and Information Session: Learn about Workforce Investment Act training funds, what the requirements are and how to apply for training.

 

  • VOLUNTEERING FOR THE COUNTY OF MARIN by Tara Clark and Anne Starr, County of Marin, Human Resources – Come learn about the application process and available opportunities, as well as the benefits of volunteering to obtain employment

  • 9:30 - 11 am

  • 1 - 2 pm

AUGUST

16
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

17
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

18
   

AUGUST

19
  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM
AUGUST
20
  • Linkedin: Part 1: An online application to promote your career objectives. Articulate your skills and experience as a reflection of what an employer wants so they can visualize you in the job. Intro to Twitter, as it relates to employment.
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm

AUGUST

21
  • Linkedin: Part 2: An online application to promote your career objectives. Articulate your skills and experience as a reflection of what an employer wants so they can visualize you in the job. Intro to Twitter, as it relates to employment.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

AUGUST

22
  • Linkedin: Part 3: An online application to promote your career objectives. Articulate your skills and experience as a reflection of what an employer wants so they can visualize you in the job. Intro to Twitter, as it relates to employment.
  • 9:30am-12 pm

AUGUST

23
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

24
  • W E E K E N D / C L O S E D
 

AUGUST

25
  • Photo Shoot for Linkedin Profile Pictures with Lea Del Pomo, with Marin Employment Connection: Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn profile. A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile. Dress professionally.  Solid colors are less distracting than prints. Bring your best self.
  • 1:30 - 4:30 pm

AUGUST

26
  • Microsoft Office 365: Part 1: Overview of the cloud based productivity suite that features collaboration, file sharing and remote access from virtually anywhere on any device.Work with Outlook, contacts, calendaring, and document sharing using an enterprise version of the program. Experience with Microsoft Office is recommended.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.

 

  • Training Opportunities and Information Session: Learn about Workforce Investment Act training funds, what the requirements are and how to apply for training.
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

  • 1:30 - 3 pm

AUGUST

27
   

AUGUST

28
  • Microsoft Office 365: Part 2: Overview of the cloud based productivity suite that features collaboration, file sharing and remote access from virtually anywhere on any device.Work with Outlook, contacts, calendaring, and document sharing using an enterprise version of the program. Experience with Microsoft Office is recommended.

 

  • MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm

 

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am
AUGUST
29
  • Microsoft Office 365: Part 3: Overview of the cloud based productivity suite that features collaboration, file sharing and remote access from virtually anywhere on any device.Work with Outlook, contacts, calendaring, and document sharing using an enterprise version of the program. Experience with Microsoft Office is recommended.
  • 9:30am - 12:30 pm
AUGUST
30
   
AUGUST
31
   

Accommodations are available upon advance requests to individuals with disabilities.