Job Hunting Skills

Learn – Network - Thrive

Develop your job hunting strategies and network with fellow job-seekers in our exciting line-up of workshops.  Most workshops are free, and last approximately two hours. Workshops are open to Career Source members, and pre-registration is required for all events.  

Contact us to become a member or to reserve your seat for a workshop or Career Center Seminar* at 617-661-7867 ext. 0. Please note that anyone arriving 10 minutes or more after the start time will need to reschedule - so be sure to allow time for traffic/public transportation issues.

Orientation to Services

Career Center Seminar - Overview of available services at Career Source and state resources. Includes helpful job search tips, and networking with fellow job seekers in a small-group meeting. This seminar is especially for unemployment recipients, but all new Career Source members are welcome (please remember registration is required).


Career Exploration

Career Exploration - What are you most suited to do for a living? This workshop helps you identify a cluster of job titles that reflect your personal preferences, talents and work styles. When your work fits you, you're more likely to find greater satisfaction and success.

Identify Your Ideal Career - Are you still searching for a satisfying career? Join us for this in-depth, 5-session course. More information here.


Job Search & Networking

Job Search - Overview of the entire job search campaign: effective job search strategies, choosing an occupation, marketing yourself, using social networking sites in your job search, making a good impression, and the importance of follow-up.

Networking - Networking is essential to your job hunt. Learn how to network effectively in your job search campaign. Topics include building your network, your 30-second infomercial, informational interviews, and dos and don’ts of networking.

 

Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills

Resume Writing - This workshop will teach you to write a resume to sharpen your edge in a competitive job market. Topics covered include how to design your resume to work with Applicant Tracking System software, writing employer-attracting content, identifying accomplishments, choosing a style of organizing and formatting your resume, customizing your resume to address employer needs, and more. Guidebook and samples will be provided.

Interview With Confidence - This class focuses on presenting yourself with confidence, and succeeding in the behavioral interview (when an interviewer seeks your responses to various work situations).

Phone Screens - In this workshop you'll learn why companies use phone screen interviews, the key elements of phone communication, what the interviewer wants to hear you say, and how to answer the interviewer's questions more effectively.

Social Media Tools

LinkedIn Basics - Learn how to get started on the world's largest professional networking site. This three-hour class consists of instruction in creating your profile and building your network. Includes a step-by-step illustration using a live LinkedIn account, and a demonstration of some powerful job search tools.

Computer Skills

Online Applications - It's rare to find employers who still use paper applications. If your computer skills are limited and you've been struggling to complete online job applications, this workshop is for you.

Communication

Salary Negotiation - Do you feel confident that you can negotiate the best salary with prospective employers? This workshop is designed to provide you with the necessary techniques for successful salary negotiation.

Hot Topics

What's Age Got to Do With It? - This workshop teaches mature workers strategies on removing barriers to work. It addresses age discrimination in the workplace, how to dispel stereotypes, and the advantages of maturity. Learn how to tackle the label “overqualified.”