Community College Establishes Job Search Group

By
Kelsey Hoak

Dateline
Updated Tue, Apr 24, 2012 2:47 pm

Job seekers in Southeast Ohio now have one more resource to help them find gainful employment.  

Washington State Community College will offer a free employment search group starting Thursday.
 
Karen Peters, Adult and Lifelong Learning coordinator, says Network Alliance is designed to teach skills necessary to improve career opportunities.
 
"We focus on resume development, also we do interviewing techniques and we also conduct mock interviews, not only on the telephone, but also in person and we expose them, update them to understanding social networking and what they can do to search for a job through LinkedIn and in Twitter and also Facebook," said Peters. 
 
The seven-week series meets on Thursday mornings on Washington State's campus.
 
Peters says participants might find that some week's topics suit their job hunt needs better than others. 
 
"Any individual is welcome to stop in at any time over the seven week period, however, if they're looking to develop a resume, week two on May 3 would be a great session to attend," said Peters.
 
Peters says the program is a collaboration of Washington State Community College, the Washington-Morgan Community Action, and also the Career Center Adult Technical Training in Washington County.
 
"Together, we have professionals from each of the organizations that work together and each week a different group does presentations," she explained.
 
The Network Alliance program is open to the community. Classes meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon.
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