CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please call 410-386-2820 to register for workshops.

Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

May
17
Mon
Tax Day
May 17 all-day
May
19
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Seeker Support! Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Conquering Debt @ TBD
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
20
Thu
LinkedIn @ Virtual
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LinkedIn: Introduces you to LinkedIn as a tool in job search.  You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media.  This will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches. You will be guided  through additional uses and resources that LinkedIn offers.

To attend, email kathy.worgul@maryland.gov

The workshop will be hosted on Google Meets and a link or phone # will be provided to access this online workshop.

 

May
25
Tue
Job Search Tips Workshop @ Virtual online Meeting
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
May
26
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Seeker Support! Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

May
27
Thu
Ready, Set, Go! @ Virtual
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Ready, Set, Go is designed for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company. Participants will learn the “nuts & bolts” of becoming an entrepreneur, from business planning to legal business entity formation. Additional information is shared with the participant on the SBDC, its services, what one can expect when entering the business world, the business plan, finance management, funding sources, marketing…a guide to beginning a successful future in a business world.

 

 

May
31
Mon
BERC Offices Closed
May 31 all-day
Memorial Day
May 31 all-day
Jun
2
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Seeker Support! Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOPS ARE FREE • LOCATED AT 224 N. CENTER ST, WESTMINSTER • CALL 410-386-2820 TO REGISTER
Reemployment Opportunities Workshop

This workshop covers the emotional and practical sides of unemployment in addition to offering motivational tips to get your job search re-energized. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

 

Resume Workshops

Building a Better Resume  Learn how to develop a résumé.  Includes a mini-lecture on formatting suggestions, and current trends. Self-assessments, website resources and examples will also be provided. You will also learn techniques to target your résumé to fit the jobs to which you are applying.

Resume Clinic  This is a hands-on computer session for those who want to create a résumé using a pre-formatted template.  Participants must have basic computer skills and bring a written résumé draft. Previous attendance of “Basic Résumé Preparation” is recommended. Bringing a flash drive is suggested.

Walk-in Resume Critiques FREE 10 minute review of formatting and content by a Certified Professional RésuméWriter.  Bring in a typed copy of your résumé. If  the résumé is on a flash drive, you may want to bring it so you can make your changes right away on our computers!  Walk-in customers are prioritized as first-come, first-served.

Finding Job Leads

In this interactive session, we’ll describe the Hidden Job Market, explore tactics of networking, and how the Internet does and does NOT help you to find job leads.

Overcoming the Age Factor

This workshop is designed for anyone who is concerned that their age is a barrier to their job search. Issues to be addressed will include: employer objections, job seeker concerns, the generational divide, and how to address these concerns and demonstrate your value to employers.

EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT

Learn how to create manageable financial goals. Develop a budget for financial security.

Interviewing for Success

Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process; video clips of interviews with discussion of tough interviewing questions are included.

Job Club

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

LinkedIn Workshops

LinkedIn  Introduces you to LinkedIn as a tool in job search.  You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media.  This will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches. You will be guided  through additional uses and resources that LinkedIn offers.

LinkedIn Lab A hands-on opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop.  This is a one-hour time period for job seekers to apply their knowledge by creating or enhancing their profile and/or apply workshop knowledge. An instructor is present to troubleshoot and offer guidance. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants. PREREQUISITES:  LinkedIn Workshop,  a current email account and basic knowledge of computer/ Internet use.

You Can Do It! Computer Basics

A basic hands-on computer class for beginners. The presentation introduces keyboarding; setting up and using email; searching the internet; saving documents and more!

Skills/Career Assessments

Evaluate  your basic academic skills in preparation for occupational training.  New Century program personalizes lessons to improve math and reading skills.  Career Scope offers an assessment of occupational interests and aptitudes to assist you with your next career move.

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 plan for you to become a successful business owner.

**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.