Workshops offered at Workforce Boulder County
Unemployed? Looking for work? Upgrading your skills?
Please read about all the workshops offered and decide which ones are relevant for you. You don’t need to take every workshop, but we recommend taking the workshops in the order in which they are listed. You must be registered with Connecting Colorado (read more about registering), then you may sign up for workshops by meeting with an Employment Advisor.
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Step 1: Define your job/career goals
If you are unsure about your next career move this workshop is for you. We offer a number of assessment tools to help you discover the jobs that would be a good fit. You will find extensive information including job descriptions, employment outlook, salary ranges, and education requirements.
Step 2: Prepare your career marketing materials
Keys to Effective Resumes
1/2 Day — It is recommended that you have a clear career direction before taking this class.
Do the dates of you employment go back more than ten years? Do you include the dates of your education? Avoid these mistakes and get in the know with this workshop where you will learn the latest in resume writing trends and techniques. Generic resumes are out; learn how to target your resume to a specific position to get the employer’s attention.
Bring a copy of your resume
Bring a job description of a position that interests you
Resume Follow Up
1/2 Day — Must take Keys to Effective Resumes prior to taking this workshop
Need more help writing your resume after taking Keys to Effective Resumes? Bring your completed Master List, a job description, and your workbook with you and we will help you create a targeted resume.
“Walk In” Resume Critiques — First Come, First Served
This “quick” service is for clients who need a minimal critique and are comfortable reworking their resume.
Note: The Keys to Effective Resumes workshop is recommended for those who need more extensive help.
Step 3: Network and build relationships
Creative Job Search 1
Are you spending hours at the computer filling out applications only to find you get no response? Job seekers “in the know” today realize how futile this process is in terms of results. It is estimated that only 20% of jobs are advertised. Employers rely on referrals from their colleagues and coworkers to fill the remaining 80%. How can you find these opportunities? Learn how to connect and network with others to get an interview.
Creative Job Search 2
Where do you find the companies that need your skills? Find out where and how to research companies, learn the subtle art of finding their “side doors” and tap into the hidden job market.
LinkedIn® 1 – LinkedIn Basics
New to LinkedIn? Not sure what to do? Unsure if social media networking is right for you? This workshop will cover how to create a professional profile, set privacy settings, and make connections with others on LinkedIn. We will provide a laptop computer to access your LinkedIn account during the workshop.
Note: Go to LinkedIn.com and set up an account prior to attending the workshop. Bring your e-mail address and password and your LinkedIn password to class.
LinkedIn® 2 – LinkedIn for Job Search
2.5 Hours —
Would you like a few tips on using LinkedIn more effectively? LinkedIn is a powerful tool to help you find jobs, link with other professionals in your field, connect with former co-workers, and research prospective employers. Learn how LinkedIn can increase your network and greatly increase your prospects. We will provide a laptop computer to access your LinkedIn account during the workshop.
Step 4: Be ready for the interview
What’s Your Interview IQ?
4 consecutive half days — You must be able to attend all four half days.
Come face the dreaded interview in our WfBC Interviewing Workshop! We will walk you through those grueling questions and share the secret technique that will help you increase your confidence for interviews. Increase your confidence by knowing how to answer behavioral and tough interview questions.
Note: There will be 1-2 hours of homework after each of the first two days of the workshop.
Note: The following workshops can be taken in any order.
Transition, Transform, Transcend for 50+ Clients
In this workshop, we explore the challenges and benefits of the 50+ experience as it relates to attitudes, perceptions and the four generations in the workplace. Come watch “The Make or Break Attitude” interview video and rejuvenate that job search enthusiasm!
50+ Networking Presentation
1 ½ Hours
A monthly meeting for WfBC registered clients 50 and over. The Networking Presentation showcases speakers from area employers and organizations, providing information on interesting job search topics. It also offers opportunities to network. We have a different speaker/topic each month, so plan to attend as many presentations as you would like.
If you need to increase or update your computer skills, or learn Microsoft Office, you can train in the Self-Directed Labs in Longmont or Boulder. SDLs are typically scheduled multiple times per week, and offer flexible, self-paced training using computer-delivered tutorials in Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Contact our offices to learn of specific times.
• Registration with our Employment Advising services team in either the Boulder or Longmont office is required prior to attending a workshop.
All workshops are free. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in class due to limited space. At registration, you will be asked to leave a telephone number where you can be reached. Classes will be held unless five or fewer individuals have signed up to attend. You will be notified by phone if a class is cancelled and/or rescheduled. PARTICIPANT CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS.
If you need special assistance, contact your local Workforce Center;
Boulder — 303.301.2900, or Longmont — 303.651.1510.