Please read about our FREE workshops and decide which ones are relevant for you. We recommend taking the workshops you need in the order in which they are listed.
To sign up for a workshop, go to ConnectingColorado.com and create an account. Click on “Workshops” located in the blue bar towards the right-hand side of the screen. Then click on “Upcoming Workshops” located in the blue bar towards the left-hand side of the screen. Select the workshops you would like to attend and then scroll to the bottom and hit “Go”.
Sign up by phone or email – Contact us at 720-564-2279 option 3, or email@example.com with any questions you may have.
In-person sign up – You can also contact an Employment Advisor. They are available in both offices Monday – Friday, from 8 – 10 a.m. and 2 – 3:30 p.m. This is a walk-in service, no appointments are necessary. You can also call either of our main numbers to be connected to an Employment Advisor at 303-413-7555 or 720-864-6684.
Step 1: Job Search and Self-Discovery
Career Exploration 1/2 day – If you are unsure about your next career move this workshop is for you. The career assessment tools we offer will give you insights into new jobs and careers that would be your best fit.
Career Exploration Workbook
Job Search Safari 1/2 Day
Discover the importance or networking in your job search. Over 50% of jobs are never posted. Employers prefer to hire hob seekers who are referred by their colleagues or coworkers. Learn innovative ways to find the hidden jobs and get referred.
Job Search Safari Workbook
Step 2: Resume
Resume Basics 2 half days
Learn the basics of resume writing. This workshop covers why resumes are important in today’s job search process and how to put a basic resume together.
ReZoom Your Resume 1/2 day — It is recommended that you have a clear career direction before taking this class.
Learn what the current trends are in resume writing and how to tailor your resume to the position to get your resume noticed.
ReZoom Your Resume Workbook
“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.
Walk In Resume Handout
Note: The Keys to Effective Resumes workshop is recommended for those who need more extensive help.
Step 3: Networking
Using Facebook & Twitter to Leverage Your Job Search 1 ½ hours
Find out how Facebook, Twitter and a few other social media sites can radically enhance your chances for finding the perfect job. More of a “Why” you should use social media for job searching, not a “How-to” workshop.
Social Media Handout
LinkedIn® Basics 2.5 Hours
Get started! LinkedIn Basics covers how to create a professional profile, set privacy settings, and make connections with others on LinkedIn.
Note: Go to LinkedIn.com and set up an account prior to attending the workshop. Bring your e-mail address and your LinkedIn password to class.
Networking Presentation 2 Hours
A monthly meeting for WfBC registered 50+ clients. The networking presentations showcase speakers from area employers and organizations who offer information on interesting job search topics. Time will be available for networking with other attendees.
Step 4: Interview
Interview Basics 2 half days
Preparing for your first interview or need to review the basics? Learn how to prepare for an interview, research a company and practice interview questions.
What’s Your Interview IQ? 4 consecutive half days — You must be able to attend all four half days.
Interview successfully by using a simple formula to showcase your skills that sets you apart from the competition. Increase your confidence by knowing how to answer behavioral and tough interview questions.
Interview IQ Handout
Note: There will be 1-2 hours of homework after each of the first two days of the workshop.
Interview IQ Snap 2 hours
This workshop is an alternative choice for those who cannot attend the four-day interactive workshop. Interview IQ Snap covers the same information as “What’s Your Interview IQ?” but is a condensed information session with no interviewing practice.
Interview IQ Snap Handout
Practice Interviews 1.5 hours
Required – Exclusively for those who have previously taken the “Interview Basics”, “What’s Your Interview IQ?” or “Interview IQ Snap” workshop.
Practice your interviewing skills with other job seekers who have taken one of our Interview workshops. Bring questions you want to be asked and be prepared with your skill/STAR stories.
Communicating Across Generations 2 hours
Every generation has its own personality and style. Understanding what makes each generation tick can bridge communication and working relationships. We’ll look at the four generations currently in the workforce and explore ways to work well with people of all ages.
Transition, Transform, Transcend for 50+ Clients 3 hours
The world of work is changing: social media and technology are here to stay. Get a new perspective on your career options and move forward with clarity and confidence.
• Sign up for workshops at ConnectingColorado.com 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. PARTICIPANT CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS.
If you need special accommodation, contact your local Workforce Center.
Boulder: 303.413.7555, or Longmont: 720.864.6684.