CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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New Customer Welcome Session 11:00 am
New Customer Welcome Session @ Room 203
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Resume Clinic 2:00 pm
Resume Clinic @ Room 208
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resume Clinic Participants must have basic computer skills and have already attended Basic Resume. Also must bring written draft.
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Customizing Your Resume 10:00 am
Customizing Your Resume @ Room 203
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Customizing Your Resume:  Learn techniques to target your resume to fit the jobs you are applying for.
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Job Club: Handling the Stress of the Job Search 1:00 pm
Job Club: Handling the Stress of the Job Search @ Room 203
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club
:  Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.    
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Workplace Excellence – Working Smarter not Harder 9:00 am
Workplace Excellence – Working Smarter not Harder @ Room 203
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.  
Workplace Excellence – Getting Ahead in the Changing Workplace 11:30 am
Workplace Excellence – Getting Ahead in the Changing Workplace @ Room 203
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.
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Meet with representative of DORS 10:00 am
Meet with representative of DORS @ Room: TBD
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet with a representative from DORS— the Division of Rehabilitation Services                   
New Customer Welcome Session 11:00 am
New Customer Welcome Session @ Room 203
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Interviewing for Success 1:00 pm
Interviewing for Success @ Room 204
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Interviewing for Success Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process. Video clips of interviews with discussion are included.  
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Job Club: How to handle being terminated 1:00 pm
Job Club: How to handle being terminated @ Room 204
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club
:  Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.
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5 Step Information Session 9:00 am
5 Step Information Session @ Room 204
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
5 Step Info Session:  Learn how to cut your job search time in half!
Workplace Excellence – Thinking Like a Boss 9:00 am
Workplace Excellence – Thinking Like a Boss @ Room 203
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.  
Workplace Excellence – Are you Eeyore or Tigger? 11:30 am
Workplace Excellence – Are you Eeyore or Tigger? @ Room 203
Jun 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.  
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Finding Job Leads 2:00 pm
Finding Job Leads @ Room 203
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Finding Job Leads Come and learn about the variety of strategies for finding information about when and where jobs are available.  In this interactive session, we’ll […]
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New Customer Welcome Session 11:00 am
New Customer Welcome Session @ Room 203
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Basic LinkedIn 1:00 pm
Basic LinkedIn @ Room 208
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Basic LinkedIn This workshop is designed to introduce you to LinkedIn as a tool to use in your job search.– You will learn the basic purpose, […]
LinkedIn Lab 3:00 pm
LinkedIn Lab @ Room 208
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LinkedIn Lab BERC is offering a new opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop at the center. The LinkedIn Lab is a one-hour time […]
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Basic Resume Preparation 10:00 am
Basic Resume Preparation @ Room 203
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Resume Preparation:  Learn to develop a resume. Includes format suggestions and current trends.
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Job Club: Why can’t I get a response? 1:00 pm
Job Club: Why can’t I get a response? @ Room 204
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club 
Join other job seekers in networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.
Advanced LinkedIn 2:15 pm
Advanced LinkedIn @ Room 208
Jun 19 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Advanced LinkedIn  This class is for those who have already set up a LinkedIn account and a profile. You will be guided through the best methods […]
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Workplace Excellence – What’s Your Point? The Art of Communication 9:00 am
Workplace Excellence – What’s Your Point? The Art of Communication @ Room 203
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Workplace Excellence Series:  Registration is required. This series is a comprehensive and accelerated program that delivers essential workplace skills to you.  
Customizing Your Resume 1:30 pm
Customizing Your Resume @ Room 203
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Customizing Your Resume Learn techniques to target your resume to fit the jobs you are applying for.
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Ready, Set, Go! 9:00 am
Ready, Set, Go! @ Room 202B
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ready, Set, Go! Launch your new business with confidence and on the right foot. Find out what to expect from an experienced business consultant. Topics include options […]
Meet with representative of DORS 10:00 am
Meet with representative of DORS @ Room: TBD
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet with a representative from DORS— the Division of Rehabilitation Services                   
New Customer Welcome Session 11:00 am
New Customer Welcome Session @ Room 203
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
Manufacturing Job Fair 4:00 pm
Manufacturing Job Fair
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Manufacturing Job Fair @ Westminster | Maryland | United States
Make connections, meet prospective employers and and skilled employees, and explore manufacturing job opportunities in Carroll County.
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Job Search for Baby Boomers 10:00 am
Job Search for Baby Boomers @ Room 203
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Job Search for the Seasoned Worker Designed for anyone who is concerned their “older age” is a barrier to their job search.  Issues to be addressed […]
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Job Club: Your daily, weekly plan 1:00 pm
Job Club: Your daily, weekly plan @ Room 204
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Job Club Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information, and job leads.
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New Customer Welcome Session 11:00 am
New Customer Welcome Session @ Room 203
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am
New Customer Group Welcome – In this presentation, you will learn about the many services that BERC has to offer you in your search for employment.  […]
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOPS ARE FREE • LOCATED AT 224 N. CENTER ST, WESTMINSTER • CALL 410-386-2820 TO REGISTER
5 Step Info Session

Learn about the 5 Steps to Rapid Employment™ 2 week workshop that will transform your job search into a job campaign and become employed in half the time!

The Best Job Search!

Learn ways to be more successful in your job search in today’s economy. Includes best strategies, networking, social media and more.

Resume Workshops

Basic Resume Preparation Learn to develop a resume. Includes format suggestions and current trends.

Customizing Your Resume Learn techniques to target your resume to fit the jobs you are applying for.

Interviewing for Success

Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process. Video clips of interviews with the discussion are included.

Open Lab

Use the computer lab to FIND JOB LEADS, USE LINKEDIN or work on your RESUME while an instructor is present.

 

 

Job Club

Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information, and job leads.

LinkedIn Workshops

Basic LinkedIn This workshop is designed to introduce you to LinkedIn as a tool to use in your job search. You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media. The class will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches. It will consist of mini-lecture, group discussion and hands-on activities using our computers. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants. Advanced registration is required, and late arrivals will not be permitted. PREREQUISITE: a current email account and basic knowledge of computer/internet use.

Advanced LinkedIn This class is for those who have already set up a LinkedIn account and a profile. You will be guided through the best methods for using this website for job searching. The class includes a mini-lecture, demonstration and opportunity for hands-on practice. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants.

LinkedIn Lab BERC is offering a new opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop at the center. The LinkedIn Lab is a one-hour time period for job seekers who would like to apply their knowledge of LinkedIn by using our Computer Lab to do their social networking.

Whether you want to create or enhance your Profile, participate in Discussions, Research and Connect with people in your network or Apply for Jobs, this session allows for hands-on work while an instructor is present to troubleshoot and give guidance. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants. PREREQUISITE: Basic or Advanced LinkedIn Workshop.

Reemployment Opportunities Workshop

This workshop covers the emotional side of unemployment and offers tips to get your job search re-energized. (Attendance must be approved by your Employment Consultant.)

Finding Job Leads

Come and learn about the variety of strategies for finding information about when and where jobs are available.  In this interactive session, we’ll describe the Hidden Job Market, explore the nitty gritties of Networking, and how the Internet does and does NOT help you to find job leads.

Ready, Set, Go!

Do you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to put your business idea into action? Let’s find out! Individuals will take a self-employment business assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses in four business areas – general business knowledge, marketing, finance/operations, and legal/business organizational structure. Assessment results will be used to create a customized resources plan for you to become a successful business owner. Seating is limited to 11 participants.

Maryland Insurance Administration

A member of the Outreach Team at the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development will have information on foreclosure prevention, affordable rental housing and first-time home buying (once you are back in the workforce)!

Job Search for Baby Boomers

Designed for anyone who is concerned their “older age” is a barrier to their job search.
Issues to be addressed will include:
1. Employer objections and stereotypes, and current trends,
2. Job seeker concerns, including qualifications, appearance and current job search tools.
3. The Generational divide (between boomers, generation X, and millennials).
4. How to address these concerns and demonstrate the employers’ return on their Investment (in YOU)!
Ageism research and assessments will be offered.  Come and participate in this lively discussion!

Senior Community Service Employment Program Rep.

Meet with a representative from the Senior Community Service Employment Program to learn if you qualify for a program focused on serving 55 or older job seekers who meet certain eligibility requirements.  SCSEP provides paid temporary assignments with local non-profit and government organizations.

**Veterans and eligible spouses will be given priority of service.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer/program; discrimination in WIOA Title I financially assisted programs or activities is prohibited by federal law; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Jul
4
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Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day
Sep
4
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 4 all-day
Oct
9
Mon
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Oct 9 all-day

Public holiday in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia

Oct
31
Tue
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Nov
5
Sun
Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 5 all-day
Nov
10
Fri
Veterans Day (observed)
Nov 10 all-day
Nov
11
Sat
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23 all-day
Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
25
Mon
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day