HARTFORD — Connecticut Department of Labor is inviting residents to stop by in person or online to check out the many employment services offered by the agency during November, which has been officially designated as “National Career Month.”
The agency has Career Centers throughout the state where individuals can obtain such services as career counseling, résumé writing assistance, skills assessment and job search tips, and can also take part in a variety of workshops ranging from successful interview tactics to computer skills.
Officials said that the unemployed seeking a new job, or the employed looking for a better position or thinking about making a career change, can visit a job center or by visiting our website at www.ct.gov/dol.
The help is for newcomers to the job market or seasoned employees already working in their field of choice. Services are free, including recruitment events, job fairs and labor market statistics, as well as programs for employers such as tax credits and incentive programs and recruitment assistance.
Workshops offered in November at the various Job Centers include:
- Bridgeport: Get Connected With LinkedIn on Nov. 4; Résumé Critique on Nov. 8; GED Orientation on Nov. 19; Exploring Technical Careers on Nov. 21.
- Hamden: Social Networking on Nov. 4; Successful Job Search Strategies on Nov. 8; Résumé Basics on Nov. 22; Internet Job Search on Nov. 25.
- New London: Putting Service into Customer Service on Nov. 1; Step Up for Vets on Nov. 8; Career Development Exploration Day on Nov. 13;Job Search Strategies on Nov. 27.
- Waterbury: Résumé Basics on Nov. 1; Stress Management Strategies on Nov. 13, Networking Group on Nov.14; Interviewing Techniques on Nov. 22.