A successful job search involves several stages and the Economic and Workforce Development Office provides you with workshops at every step along the way! 

Our free workshops help you establish a strong foundation for an effective job search.

 If you are a Veteran or an eligible spouse, you are eligible for Priority of Service. If a workshop is full, please contact us at 970-498-6600 and we will assist you in registering. Thank you.


Career Exploration

Are you looking for a new career or unsure about what your next career move looks like? The Career Exploration workshop can help! Participants will take assessments to clarify their career interests, skills, and values. Participants will also learn how to connect their assessment results to industries and occupations that match those results.

To get the most out of this workshop, please ensure you are registered and can log in to www.connectingcolorado.com. If you need your password reset, please contact us at 970-498-6600.

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Compete & Succeed at Any Age: Self-Marketing for Experienced Job Candidates

Many experienced, highly-skilled workers of all ages discover barriers as they look for job opportunities in a tight labor market. Too often, employers may make assumptions or have biases that mistakenly screen out some of the best qualified candidates.

Through a blend of attitude and action, you can overcome those barriers.

This workshop gives you the tools to:

* Develop your “self-marketing” campaign that tells your story most powerfully.
* Conduct employer and networking research that shows how you're a great fit for the job you want.
* Find ways to update your skills and keep them sharp while you are job searching.

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Growing your Brand and your Network on LinkedIn - 201

This series of workshops is designed to meet your LinkedIn skill level and needs. The workshops can be taken individually or any combination matching your needs. Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure you are in the right workshop. Because of the hands-on nature of these workshops basic computer skills are necessary.

Growing your Brand and your Network on LinkedIn:  There's an old saying: You have one chance to make a first impression. This workshop helps you develop a compelling personal brand statement that makes that crucial first impression a positive one. You'll also learn why and how you should build your network and then maximize the impact of that network. It's how to make LinkedIn work for you. 

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How to Make Your Resume ROAR (Results Oriented & Relevant)

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals and basic elements of a resume, as well as how to make your resume results oriented and relevant in order to land an interview!

Gain insight as to what employers are looking for in a resume and how to tailor your resume to each opportunity you are pursuing. You will learn about the different resume formats, current resume practices and techniques to better communicate what you have to offer to potential employers.

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Interviewing: Be a STAR at Your Next Interview

You worked hard at writing an effective resume to capture the attention of the employer and you have been invited for an interview! Now what?

Preparing for the interview is critical and will allow you to successfully sell yourself to the employer. Included in this workshop are frameworks for answering difficult questions, strategies for answering important unspoken questions, and telling stories that will help the interviewer remember you long after the interview is over.

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Job Search Strategies

Are you tired of online applications? Are you finding few jobs in your field? Are you looking for ways to stand out in the hiring process? Are you ready to try a different job search strategy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join this workshop to learn about hidden market strategies. Tap into unadvertised jobs using a target employer list and informational interviews. Rethink networking with easy approaches, even for introverts!

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LinkedIn Fundamentals - 101

This series of workshops is designed to meet your LinkedIn skill level and needs. The workshops can be taken individually or any combination matching your needs. Please read the descriptions carefully to ensure you are in the right workshop. Because of the hands-on nature of these workshops basic computer skills are necessary.

LinkedIn Network Fundamentals is for individuals who are thinking about joining LinkedIn or are wondering how it could benefit their job search. The purpose and value of LinkedIn are discussed, participants are encouraged to create an account in the workshop, basic site navigation and settings are explored to familiarize yourself with LinkedIn.

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