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Resume & Interviewing Assistance:

Current Resume and Employment Trends
Current, cutting-edge advice on writing an accomplishment-based resume for today’s market. Showcases current technology and how it is used to find the best candidates.

Employer Panel – Expert Advice on Getting Hired
Great tips from local experts on networking, social media, interviewing and resumes.

Networking Your Way to Career Success
Network in the 21st Century by utilizing social media and personal branding to obtain interviews.  Workshop centers around current trends in interviewing and how to use this knowledge to begin a new phase in your career.

Developing Your Personal Brand
Explore your transferrable skills, talents and passions to identify your “personal brand.” Helpful in resume development, social media profiling, networking and interview confidence.

Resume Review Session
Bring in a printed resume for a 15 minute editing and review session. Must have completed Current Resume and Employment Trends and have created a new resume based on the concepts taught. No exceptions.

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Social Media for Career Seekers:

Maximizing Social Media Platforms
An overview of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook: Incredible tools to build your career reputation, network and share information. Instrumental in establishing a personal brand, connecting with employers and job search.

Social Media: Strategies for Career and Business
Each workshop below focuses on the specific site and how to use them to your best advantage with regard to your professional brand, business and career search. Sites shown “live” on the SmartBoard, so that questions may be asked and examples shown of how to navigate the sites to their fullest potential. All customers must attend the “Maximizing Social Media Platforms” workshop and have created profiles on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to sign up.

  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging and YouTube

Building a WordPress Website
Must have opened a WordPress.com account to attend.

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For Employers/Entrepreneurs:

Social Media for Small Businesses
Each workshop focuses on the specific site and how to use them to your best advantage with regard to your professional brand, business and career search. Sites shown “live” on the SmartBoard, so that questions may be asked and examples shown of how to navigate the sites to their fullest potential. All customers must attend the “Maximizing Social Media Platforms” workshop and have created profiles on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to sign up.

The Path of the Entrepreneur
If you’ve ever considered owning your own business, this is the workshop for you. Viability, business plans, funding options, marketing and much more!

Leadership and Employee Engagement
Businesses know that employee engagement is key to a successful company. Discuss ideas the improve work culture, self-leadership, empowerment and accountability to ensure employee longevity and productivity.

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Computer/Internet Readiness:

MS Office Applications
Advanced techniques in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have strong MS Office skills to sign up.

Microsoft Word
Gain computer proficiency and learn how to apply techniques in MS Word.

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Special Seminars, Events and Support Groups:

Ferndale Career Center (FCC) Orientation
Explore the opportunities available to you at the Ferndale Career Center. Learn about the various programs and resources designed to assist you in you on your career path.

What Motivates You?  The Passion Test
Bring positive energy to your personal life as well as to your career transition. Energetic speaker, group discussions: inspirational results. Presented by Jodi Knittle, tangerineroad.net .

Finding Your Bliss
Teri Williams ("The Bliss Lady") of Empower RAdio shares her story and teaches techniques you can apply to your career strategy as your reinvent yourself professionally.

Experienced Worker
Approaching 40 or older? Congratulations, you are an experienced worker! Learn how to make experience work for you in the current employment market.

Job Loss and Recovery
Discussion on working through the grief cycle of unemployment. Discuss tactics for getting through the stages and finding motivation to move forward in a safe, supportive environment.

Work Values and Ethics
This workshop is about understanding the importance of valuing your work and career and applying these principles in your future.

Career Ownership
Involves goal setting and life design, helping you determine your ideal career path and how to stay on it.

Leadership and Employee Engagement
Businesses know that employee engagement is key to a successful company. Discuss ideas that improve work culture, self-leadership, empowerment and accountability to ensure employee longevity and productivity.  

Ex-Offender and Returning Citizens
Andrew Valle from Matrix Human Services joins us to discuss how to move from legal offenses and incarceration to employment.  

Self-Enhancement Day
We partner with wonderful local businesses to bring you a day of pampering, relaxation and motivation!

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By Referral Only:

The FCC administers a variety of aptitude and career-based tests, including the ABLE (Adult Basic Learning EXAM), and WorkKeys, a job skills assessment system measuring real-world skills. All exams by referral only. JET Orientation is also by referral only.

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