Career Workshops

View the calendar for all workshop dates and times. 

PDF of the list of current workshops.

We also offer Financial workshops, click here!

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.

Step 1: Job Search and Self-Discovery
Career Exploration
Creative Job Search – Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

Step 2: Resume
Resume Basics
ReZoom Your Resume
Walk-in Resume Critique

Step 3: Networking
Using Facebook & Twitter to Leverage Your Job Search
LinkedIn Basics
LinkedIn for Job Search
Networking Presentation

Step 4: Interview
Interview Basics
What’s Your Interview IQ?
Interview IQ Snap
Practice Interviews

Enrichment
Communicating Across Generations
Transition, Transcend, Transform for 50+ Clients

Self-Directed Labs


Before you request a workshop, you must first be registered with Workforce. Go to ConnectingColorado.com to create an account.

Online sign up

To request a place in any of the workshops click here.  After you submit your request, you will be contacted within two business days either by phone or email as to the status of your workshop request. Workshops often fill up so your place is only guaranteed after you receive a phone or email confirmation. Contact us at 720-564-2279 option 3, or ceinfo@bouldercounty.org 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

 


Creative Job Search Strategies / Tapping into the Hidden Job Market  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.
Creative Job Search 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

Walk In Resume Reference Sheet

Walk In Resume Cover Letter Outline and Sample

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.


LinkedIn® for Job Search 2.5 Hours 

Once your profile is complete see how the power of LinkedIn can connect you with professionals in your fields who can refer you to those hidden jobs.

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

RequiredExclusively 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.


Enrichment



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.


• Please register with an Employment Advisor in either the Boulder or Longmont office is required prior to attending a workshop. Employment Advisors are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 3:00 on a walk-in basis. You can also call either of our main numbers to be connected to an Employment Advisor at 303-413-7555 or 720-864-6684.

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 assistance, contact your local Workforce Center

Boulder: 303.413.7555, or Longmont: 720.864.6684.