Goodwill, Penn Highlands, and CareerLink Partner on Free Job-Preparedness Workshop Series

March 20, 2018, Press Release
Free Workshop Series Offered at Goodwill Career Center, Starts March 27

Johnstown, PA, March 20, 2018—Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, and the Pennsylvania CareerLink are teaming up to provide a free Job-Seeker Preparedness Workshop Series at the Goodwill Career Center to help individuals with résumé building and interviewing techniques, both of which are essential tools in the job acquisition process. The three-workshop series will be offered in two different segments: for the general public on March 27, April 12, and April 25, and for individuals with criminal histories on May 7, May 18, and May 24.

The Goodwill Career Center, which serves as a CareerLink Access Point, is located at 540 Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown. No registration is required for the series. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their education and work history if applicable and to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each workshop.

Details on the series include:

  • Intro to “Career Coach” and Résumé-Building Tips
    Learn more about where your work interests lie as well as the job needs of our region with an easy-to-use online tool. Then you have to build a résumé before you can write one. Work with a professional to assess and determine your current skill set and character traits to best impress the employer.
  • Writing that Quality Résumé
    Apply your newly gained résumé-building knowledge to create your own individualized résumé with the guidance of a professional.
  • Job Interview Dos and Don’ts – Effectively Selling Yourself to an Employer
    Learn how to prepare for the interview with valuable tips and exercises. Become familiar with potential interview questions and techniques. Learn from the common mistakes of others and build your confidence.

Workshop dates and times:

Offering 1:
Open to the public
Tuesday, March 27 – 2:00–3:15 PM: Career Coach and Résumé Building
Thursday, April 12 – 2:00–3:15 PM: Résumé Writing
Wednesday, April 25 – 2:00–3:15 PM: Job Interview Techniques

Offering 2:
Focused on helping individuals with criminal histories to learn how to rebuild trusting employer relationships or to enter the workplace for the first time
Monday, May 7 – 2:00–3:15 PM: Career Coach and Résumé Building
Friday, May 18 – 2:00–3:15 PM: Résumé Writing
Thursday, May 24 – 2:00–3:15 PM: Job Interview Techniques

Additional workshops on various topics are being planned and will be announced. For questions, please contact Jennifer Galiote, Career/Employer Services Professional, at (814) 536-3536, ext. 243 or jgaliote@gogoodwill.org, or Larry Brugh, Dean of Career Services and Workforce Development, at (814) 262-3850 or lbrugh@pennhighlands.edu.

Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies (formerly Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, incorporated in 1962) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania serving the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and a portion of Westmoreland. Revenue from the sale of donated goods in the organization’s 10 Goodwill Retail Stores supports its mission of empowering individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Adult and youth services include education and career services, job placement, postemployment supports, and psychiatric rehabilitation. The agency is an independent, community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at www.GoGoodwill.org.

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