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BUILD YOUR SKILLS

EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER SERVICES WINTER 2022 WORKSHOPS

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is excited to host a winter series of our interactive, virtual Build Your Skills Workshops, to support women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks to reach their goals wherever they are in their career journeys. This series will be led by VWW's Employment and Career Services Program Manager Paige Ruffner.

Each workshop will focus on a different stage of the employment journey: Find the Job that Fits (1/25),  Skills to Get the Job (2/9, 3/9, 4/13), You Have the Skills (2/15), Self-Advocacy through Communication (3/15), and Professional Growth (4/19).

FIND THE JOB THAT FITS: JANUARY 25  5:30-7:30PM

Has COVID-19 thrown a wrench in your career plans?  Do you need to make a change but you’re not sure where to start? In this workshop, Vermont Works for Women will help broaden your thinking about your options and dispel some career myths, so you can get started in a job that’s going to get you what you want – whether that’s less stress, more stability, greater flexibility, or more money!  You will determine your employment priorities, receive tools to find a job that’s going to meet these priorities, and figure out the #1 next step you’re going to take to get you there. Come prepared to interact and engage with each other as you explore your own career and job options.

 REGISTER HERE: FIND THE JOB THAT FITS

SKILLS TO GET THE JOB: FEBRUARY 9 11:30AM-1:00PM

Are you searching for a job but feel unprepared to apply?  Resumes and cover letters can be key to getting through the door and landing an interview. This workshop will review how to write a compelling resume and cover letter to grab a potential employer’s attention, and how to prepare for an interview. Bring your current resume, cover letter (if you have them) and questions!

 REGISTER HERE: SKILLS TO GET THE JOB

YOU HAVE THE SKILLS: FEBRUARY 15 5:30-6:30 PM

Have you ever seen a job listing that excites you but don’t apply because you have never done that specific job before? In this workshop you will learn how to identify your transferable skills and how your skills and experience qualify you for a greater range of jobs than you may have thought.  With a clear understanding of how to articulate your experience to employers, you will walk away with greater confidence for your job search! Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and discover the skills you have to get the job you want!

 REGISTER HERE: YOU HAVE THE SKILLS

SKILLS TO GET THE JOB: MARCH 9 11:30AM-1:00PM

Are you searching for a job but feel unprepared to apply?  Resumes and cover letters can be key to getting through the door and landing an interview. This workshop will review how to write a compelling resume and cover letter to grab a potential employer’s attention, and how to prepare for an interview. Bring your current resume, cover letter (if you have them) and questions!

 REGISTER HERE: SKILLS TO GET THE JOB

SELF-ADVOCACY THROUGH COMMUNICATION: MARCH 15 5:30-7:00 PM

Do you have the confidence to ask for a change in work schedule so you can meet your personal commitments? Do you want to advance in your job and are unsure how to approach your supervisor? In this interactive workshop, you will practice assertive communication strategies and how to listen actively so you can effectively speak up for yourself and advocate for your needs in the workplace.

 REGISTER HERE: SELF-ADVOCACY

SKILLS TO GET THE JOB: APRIL 13 11:30AM-1:00PM

Are you searching for a job but feel unprepared to apply?  Resumes and cover letters can be key to getting through the door and landing an interview. This workshop will review how to write a compelling resume and cover letter to grab a potential employer’s attention, and how to prepare for an interview. Bring your current resume, cover letter (if you have them) and questions!

 REGISTER HERE: SKILLS TO GET THE JOB

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH: APRIL 19 5:30-7:00 PM

Are you in a job or career that you love but you want to advance? Are you ready to expand your skills and/or knowledge? Through this workshop you will learn how to have the mindset for continued professional growth, you will practice giving and receiving feedback for self-improvement, and learn how to set SMART goals to take steps forward in your career.

 REGISTER HERE: PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

 

Your Workshop Presenter

Paige Ruffner

Paige Ruffner

Paige Ruffner, our Employment and Career Services Program Manager, supports women and gender non-conforming individuals with career exploration, development and advancement, including searching, applying and interviewing for jobs, transitioning between fields, managing personal finances and more! Contact Paige at pruffner@vtworksforwomen.org, 802-655-8900 x118. Get to know Paige!