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The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center holds a variety of workshops for job seekers throughout the month. These workshops are free of charge and open to anyone. Topics change and occasionally new topics are added.

Check the BERC calendar for dates. Unless otherwise noted, customers do not need to register to attend these workshops.

Available Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

5 Step Information Session
Information session on how to cut your job search time in 1/2.
(go to calendar)

Basic Resume Preparation
Learn how to write a new one or how to update your old resume. (go to calendar)

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.
(go to calendar)

Early Intervention
This 1-day 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) (go to calendar)

Interviewing for Success
This workshop will provide information on Federal and State employment.
(go to calendar)

Job Club
Join other job seekers in networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.
(go to calendar)

Job Searching in a Tough Economy
Learn ways to be more successful in your job search in today's economy.
(go to calendar)

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.
(go to calendar)

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.

(go to calendar)

Practice Interviews by Appointment
A brief interview to critique one of the most important first impressions you will ever make. (go to calendar)

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). (go to calendar)

Resume Critique by Appointment
One-on-one resume assistance. When arriving for your individual appointment, please bring along a copy of your current resume, a draft copy, or your work history to get started on your first resume. (go to calendar)

The Door to Healthcare Information
Informational session for legal residents of Maryland who don’t have affordable health insurance, or can’t find it through work or on their own, will have access to coverage through Maryland Health Connection. (go to calendar)

The Self-Employment Option
Do you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to put your business idea into action? 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. (go to calendar)

Skills Assessments
Assessments to evaluate skill levels in customer care, clerical, typing and data entry, basic academic skills and computer software applications. (go to calendar)

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  Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center
224 N. Center Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Phone: 410.386.2820
Fax: 410.876.2977
Teletype: 410.848.3017

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