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Workshops and Seminars

Our dynamic workshops and seminars give you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in finding a job.  Learn how to create effective resumes; understand what hiring managers look for when interviewing candidates; learn how to maximize social networking for your job search; and more.

Topics include the following:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters
    Get tips for preparing an effective resume and catching an employer’s attention. Learn resume formats, content, and appearance, including resume do’s and don’ts. Learn how to target your resumes to specific employers and jobs. Understand the elements of strong cover letters and learn how to craft them. Gain tools to target your cover letters to different industries.
  • Interviewing in a Competitive Market
    Learn about the various types of interviews and how to make an impact on employers with positive first and last impressions. get interviewing do’s and don’ts and learn how to avoid interview traps. Discuss questions most frequently asked during interviews and practice your answers. Learn how to properly follow up on an interview.
  • Successful Networking Techniques
    Learn how to tap into the large network of unadvertised positions. Gain valuable skills to help expand your network. Get closer to the industries that interest you and ultimately land a job!
  • Job Search Strategy
    Define your strategy and set your goals. Identify your roadblocks. Position yourself in the labor market. Learn how to profile your skills, accomplishments, and achievements. Learn the power of effective networking and communication. Learn how to target employers.
  • How to Create Your Own Job
    Learn what it takes to create your own job. Learn how to imaginatively think about what you do well and what the market needs. Discover the resources available to help you get started.
  • The Economic Outlook
    Learn about the potential for the overall economy and what to expect in the year ahead. Look at current job prospects in LA County. Discuss the forecasts for several key industries. Learn where the jobs will be this year.
  • Linked-In

To get started, fill out our contact form to attend an FWDB Orientation. See the calendar for Orientation dates and times, or call (626) 796-JOBS for more information.

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