July Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

July 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2017 Contact: Pat Curtiss, Wilton CareerCenter, (207) 645-5831 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, (207) 621-5009

WILTON—For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in July. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

“Maine CareerCenter staff help job seekers stand out when competing for a position,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Our monthly workshops help people fine-tune their job search tools and techniques, whether a resume or cover letter, interview skills, and finding and applying for jobs online. With almost 12,000 jobs listed on Maine JobLink, I urge Mainers looking for work to connect with their local CareerCenter today.”

Employer Expectations—Wednesday, July 12, 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a Great Resume
  • Preparing for Your Interview
  • Preparing for a New Job

This workshop is facilitated by Barclaycard US. It is not a recruitment effort for Barclaycard US; it is a workshop for people applying for all different types of jobs. Slots are limited; please call 645-5800 to RSVP. Individual follow-ups may occur for Resume Critique as requested.

Rumford Area Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation—Wednesday, July 19, 2 to 4 p.m.

Held at Region 9--School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, ME

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

Rumford Area Resume and Interviewing Skills—Tuesday, July 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Held at Region 9--School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, ME

Explore the basics of resumes and applications and learn how to make your resume and interview standout in a positive way. Learn to market yourself in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Please call 645-5800 to sign up.

Small Business Trainings—Call for more information

Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops:

  • “Starting Your Own Small Business”
  • “Access to Capital”
  • “Federal and State Resources for Small Business”

Most of these workshops are two hours long. For more information please call Bill Card at 622-8555.

This is a career exploration tool that helps clients plan work lives using a paper and pencil format with optional apparatus parts and computerized scoring. Results can be used to identify strengths for which more training/education is needed, and to identify occupations that fit their strengths.

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.

Call 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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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