Job Seeker Services

Workshops

The Marin Employment Connection offers a range of workshops on all aspects of job seeking. These workshops are conducted in cooperation with our partner organizations.

"KEYS TO EMPLOYMENT"
Workshop Series

You may attend the full two-week series or individual workshops. No reservations are required, workshops are populated on a drop-in basis. Anyone arriving late will not be allowed in so be sure and check the start times on the Events Schedule and plan to be here early. Parking is limited.

The Successful Mindset for Today's Job Market: An exploration of the reasons why we work and how our fears can prevents us from getting and keeping jobs.

Conflict Resolution: Learn the type of communication that works best on the job, good listening skills, and how to prevent and resolve conflict. You will come out of this workshop with tools to help you communicate effectively and deal with difficult people.

Job Search Coaching.  Everything you need to know to find and keep a job: answers to employers tough questions; utilize effective cold calling; help with your resume; filling out “red flag” free applications to screen you in for an interview; understand your body language and the role it plays in an interview.

Career-Assessment & Exploration.  Designed to help you identify occupational interests, make choices, and set job goals based on assessment of your interests, personality and skills.

High-Impact Master Applications & References. Learn why employers use applications and what they want to know; prepare for and avoid knock-out factors; make points and get interviews. References are a critical, necessary step in the hiring process--learn to contact and coach your references.

The Internet and 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.

Networking 101.  Tap into the hidden job market using the telephone. Learn the technique of “direct employer contact”, walking in “cold” to meet the manager. It takes courage at first but each time it will become easier.

Resumes & Cover Letters. Learn how to write your resume to fit the needs of your future employer. Position your skills and accomplishments to make your resume stand out from the rest.  Learn the key points on what makes a good cover letter.

Interviewing Techniques. Learn how to sell yourself and ace the job interview. Improve your answers to tricky and difficult questions. Demonstration and rehearsal is part of this class. Successful interviewing is essential. You will get actual videotaped practice interviewing and receive positive feedback as part of this course.