Job Seekers

LinkedIn 101

Learn to set up your account and connect with other professionals in your industry. To attend: must have an email account.

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Word for Beginners

Get to know Word 2007 in this beginners-level class. If you have basic computer skills and want to type a letter, resume, fax, or list, we will get you started on this mighty word processing program.
To attend: must have basic computer skills.

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Seminar: The Importance of a Strong Resume

Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Seminar: What are Hiring Managers Looking For?

You’ve had job interviews, and haven’t gotten an offer. In this seminar, "What are Hiring Managers Looking For?: How to Market Yourself," you'll learn what qualities, in addition to job skills, you'll learn to better prepare and boost your chances of obtaining a job offer. Presenter: Edward T. Ozga, Job Readiness Manager, Prevail.

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Twitter 101

Do you want to chat informally with your friends about serious and not-too serious stuff in real time? Well, this class is for you. You will learn the ins and outs of this popular social networking service. We will help you get started with your own account. To attend: must have active email account and basic computer skills.

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Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Intermediate Word

Move beyond Word 2007 basics in this intermediate-level class. If you have mastered basic computer skills and want to learn to create a table, merge letters or lists, we will get you comfortable on this mighty word processing program.

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Seminar: Is Social Media Helping Your Job Search?

Learn how to develop your brand using social media, get the most out of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and LinkedIn. You will also learn ways to use personal branding in resumes and cover letters. Presenter: Michael McGuire, a faculty member, Triton College. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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LinkedIn 101

Learn to set up your account and connect with other professionals in your industry. To attend: must be familiar with basic Internet Explorer functions. This class is hands-on using wireless laptops. You may bring your laptop if you prefer. First-come, first-seated.

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Online Job Search 101

Learn to use the Internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include features of major job searching sites as well as formatting choices and tools for resumes.
To attend: must be familiar with basic Internet Explorer functions and have valid email address.

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