Employment Workshops

Employment Workshops

The Goodwill of Silicon Valley hosts FREE professional development workshops.

For more information and/or to enroll in these workshops, please follow these steps:

  1. Report to Goodwill of Silicon Valley on any Friday at 10:45am
    1080 North 7th St.  in downtown San Jose.  Nearest cross street is East Hedding st.
  2. Check in at the Front Lobby
  3. Complete a one hour computer assessment to help GWSV determine your computer skills.
  4. For more info, please contact: Mason Simmons (408) 869-9193

 

The available professional development workshops train in  the following areas:

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS
Provides students with basic computer skills to be able to create a resume and cover letter, complete an online application and use email as a job search tool.

RESUME WRITING LAB
Topics covered in this workshop will include how to format and write an effective resume, how to use a resume, how to formulate professional accomplishment statements, and resume best practices.

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION
Many employers are requiring all job applicants to complete an online application.  In this workshop, you will learn the skills necessary to complete online applications.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS
The interview is the most critical of all job search activities. Preparation for the interview will increase confidence and can mean the difference between getting hired or not. You will learn how to articulate personal and appropriate responses to interview questions to leave the interviewer with positive impression thus increasing your chances of getting the job.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Our communication skills courses provide the interpersonal skills that can make a profound impact in the way  that you interact and perform at work. These training courses can also provide invaluable life skills that are transferable to your home as well as work life.

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