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August 5, 2013

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2013
Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE—The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces August programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability.

“There will be several jobs fairs held across the state this fall,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “August is a great time to improve your resume and to prepare for those job fair interviews. CareerCenters can help both individuals who need a job and businesses that need to hire workers.”

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone at 207-760-6300.

GATEways to Employment—In Houlton, August 20, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and in Presque Isle on August 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Offers an overview of basic information on résumés, interviews, job search skills and how to utilize your soft skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available during a job search—learn how the CareerCenter can help!

Résumés and Interview Skills— Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. An in-depth exploration of job search, resumes, applications and interviews. Learn how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself—in person (combination of professional and soft skills) and on paper—in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence.

Mock Job Interviews—Interviewing success comes with practice and practicing in a workshop is risk-free and instructional. This workshop provides the tools needed to feel comfortable in an interview. These workshops are set up on a one on one basis by appointment only.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults - Covers the basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. To register, call 800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

Criminal History and the Job Search—August 16, 9 a.m. Do you have a criminal back ground? Are you having trouble finding work? This workshop will give job-search tips, suggestions on how to respond to those hard to answer questions and suggestions about where best to seek employment that will lead to a successful job search. The job market is competitive enough, but if you have a criminal history, it is even more difficult.

Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also “like” the CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presque-Isle-CareerCenter/ . Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can contact us by phone at 207-760-6300. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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