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Develop Your Employability Skills

Our employability skills workshops are designed to help you develop the skills you need to find employment. By participating, you will be able to apply your knowledge to find a job, pursue your education goals, or start a business. Increase your confidence to succeed in your career goals!

Advance registration is required for all workshops. You must have a complete profile in Employ Florida Marketplace (including Background Wizard and Resume Builder) and meet the prerequisite criteria in the workshop description.

 

Workshop Descriptions

Interviewing

  • Preparing for the Interview | View the Workshop Presentation | View the Workshop Handout Be prepared to master your next interview. Learn the different interview formats, discover how to prepare for any interview question and how to present your best self. Find out how STAR stories can help you win your next job!   Register Here
  • Personal Interview Coach
    Personal Interview Coach (PIC) You will need to have an email account to complete the 95-question PIC survey. Determine your personal work style so you can find a well-suited position and employer. Knowing yourself better helps you present your strengths with confidence and relate them directly to your ideal position. Based on your unique survey report, you will also gain insight on how to perform well in an interview and navigate workplace personalities for long-term job retention. Register Here

Resume Development

  • Resume Basics | View the Workshop Handout
    Resume Example – Chronological | Resume Example – Functional Resume Example – Hybrid
    Are you just getting started with a resume or want to fine-tune your current resume? This workshop is for you! Gain an understanding of standard resume formats and when to use which one; explore how you can highlight relevant key skills, accomplishments, employment history and educational achievements.    Register Here
  • Introduction to Optimal Resume
    Prerequisite: Computer Basics–OR–typing skills & ability to use a keyboard, mouse, Internet; Resume Basics workshop. Take your resume to the next level online using built-in templates & samples and much more. Bring your resume on a flash drive OR email it to your own email account prior to the workshop. Access Code to the online Optimal Resume site provided at the workshop. Register Here

Computer Skills

  • Computer Basics – Tech 101 | View the Workshop Handout |
    This is a hands-on workshop that helps new computer users learn the components of a computer, basic software programs, e-mail skills and techniques as well as completing online forms.
    Register Here

Job Search

  • Getting the Most Out of EmployFlorida Marketplace
    Prerequisite: Computer Basics – Tech 101 – OR – ability to use a keyboard, mouse, internet and typing skills. A complete registration in Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) is the key to being matched to job openings. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to ensure your background profile is complete, use the automated resume builder, set-up virtual recruiters, create cover letter and search Labor Market Information. Please bring a draft resume, along with your username and password to EFM.    Register Here
  • Job Search Techniques | View the Workshop Presentation |
    Are you utilizing all of the job search techniques available to you? Gain insights into the most effective job search techniques; learn how to connect with employers and networking contacts. Explore online tools for a targeted job search and develop your Elevator Pitch. Register Here

Networking

  • Suncoast Professional Network
    This workshop promotes the connecting, collaborating and increased success of transitioning professionals by fostering the development of professional contacts, presenting career opportunities and providing cutting edge job search skills from business and community leaders. For qualifications, click here. Register Here
    Join our discussion on LinkedIn. LinkedIn SPN