Expanded menu of workshops offered — CareerSource CLM

Expanded menu of workshops offered

Contact: Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC
Communications Manager
O: 352-291-9559 | M: 352-816-1264
lbyrnes@careersourceclm.com

OCALA, Fla. (May 4, 2018) – It’s said that April Showers bring May flowers, but for those interested in finding a job, this month offers a bouquet of new workshops just blooming with ways to help improve employability skills and refine job-search efforts.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has updated and added to its rotating schedule of fee-free employability workshops, now offering 10 different workshops including a selection available in all three counties.

“I guess this is something you could say is ‘back by popular demand,’” said Jerry Flanders, workshop coordinator. “Yes, the economy continues to improve, but that often means there is more competition for jobs. We understand the importance of expanding ways we can equip job candidates with the tools and confidence needed to navigate today’s labor market.”

Flanders said the workshops are designed to provide candidates with strategies that are effective now as well as prepare them for the future.  

“The beauty of it is, job candidates may choose the workshops that best meet their needs and schedule,” he said, adding that candidates are welcome to attend any of the workshops regardless of where they live in the region.

Workshops are currently offered at the following career centers:

Marion County (2703 NE 14th St., Ocala)

  • Beyond Barriers – Do you see yourself as a good fit for job openings but you have background issues, credit difficulties, workplace limitations or have been out of the workforce for an extended time? While there is no magic bullet for overcoming work-related issues, this workshop offers strategies for capturing the attention of HR recruiters, including awareness of the Federal Bonding program.
  • Computer Essentials – Computer proficiency is now required in today’s workplace. The workshop guides participants through basic computer skills and a variety of online resources that support continued learning. In addition, you’ll learn about the new Online Learning Resources and Assessment Center.
  • Employ Florida and More – This workshop provides an overview of Employ Florida, the state’s go-to online job board for businesses and candidates. Learn how to register and leverage the site’s job-search and other tools to deliver results.
  • Interview Strategies – Job interviews require preparation, especially in today’s tight labor market. The workshop equips you with strategies and tools to help you stand out from the competition. You’ll put what you’ve learned to the test with real-world interviews with our team of coaches and recruiters who will market you to potential employers. Bring your best resume and come dressed to impress.
  • Navigate Today’s Workplace – Discover how essential changes to the workplace and HR processes shape marketing strategies of job candidates.
  • Navigate Today’s Workplace for Veterans – For veterans only, the workshop adds strategies and resources to leverage a “Veterans Eligible Status” and address challenges often faced by former members of the military.
  • Online Resources for Veterans – This workshop focuses on in-person and online resources available to veterans.
  • Tips for Federal Jobs – Learn effective strategies for applying for state and federal positions by navigating USA Jobs and understanding important differences in getting noticed for public sector versus private employment opportunities.
  • Your Digital Footprint – More often than not, hiring managers check your social media to see if you’d make a good corporate fit. Find out how to manage your social media presence, how businesses use social platforms, and discover how you can leverage CareerSource CLM’s own social networks to your advantage.
  • Your Job Specific Resume – Learn to showcase skills and qualifications on a job-specific basis and come away with resources and strategies that get you noticed.

Citrus County (683 S. Adolph Point, Lecanto)

  • Employ Florida and More – This workshop provides an overview of Employ Florida, the state’s go-to online job board for businesses and candidates. Learn how to register and leverage the site’s job-search and other tools to deliver results.
  • Navigate Today’s Workplace – Discover how essential changes to the workplace and HR processes shape marketing strategies of job candidates.
  • Your Job Specific Resume – Learn to showcase skills and qualifications on a job-specific basis and come away with resources and strategies that get you noticed.

Levy County (2175 NE 14th St., Chiefland)

  • Navigate Today’s Workplace – Discover how essential changes to the workplace and HR processes shape marketing strategies of job candidates.
  • Your Job Specific Resume – Learn to showcase skills and qualifications on a job-specific basis and come away with resources and strategies that get you noticed.

To view full workshop descriptions and access online registration links for all three counties, visit careersourceclm.com/pages/workshops. Workshops may also be found on the Events Calendar at careersourceclm.com/events. For more information, call 352-732-1700, ext. 2209 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 2209.

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CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and in Spanish. All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. For accommodations, call 800-434-5627, ext. 7878 or email accommodations@careersourceclm.com. CareerSource CLM is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and member of CareerSource Florida.