West Michigan Works! Workshops & Events Schedule

West Michigan Works! offers free workshops that can help you develop the materials and skills necessary to reenter the workforce, from resume development to creating a 30 second infomercial. 

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Allegan County  |  Barry County  | Ionia County |  Kent County

Montcalm County  |  Muskegon County  |  Ottawa County 

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This Month's Workshops & Events

Workshop/Event
Time
Location & Map
9:00am - 10:00am
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 136 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Discover current trends in resume writing. In this workshop you will learn tips, tricks, and techniques to make your resume stand out to employers. *Please bring your current resume and cover letter if you have one.

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Resume Makeover - Sep. 20
10:00am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 136 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Put the resources you received in the Introduction to Resume workshop to good use and come to our Resume Makeover lab to create, update, and/or revamp your resume! *Completing the Introduction to Resume workshop is highly encouraged before attending this workshop

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10:00am - 12:00pm
WMW in Muskegon County, 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon MI 49440

Take your resume to the next level! This 2 hour "open lab" is designed for individuals interested in improving their existing resume. Staff will be on-hand throughout the class offering tips and suggestions on how to help make your resume stand out.

*Individuals interested in attending this class must have an existing resume. It is highly recommended that it be accessible in digital format: (mitalent, flash drive, email).

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10:00am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Review 9 ways to find job leads, identify the best ones to use to land your desired job.

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11:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Update yourself with tips for successful interviewing in today’s world. Learn all the steps in the process of interviewing, tips on how to best prepare yourself, and how to make a positive first impression. Also, learn about different types of interviews, handling difficult topics, commonly asked questions and how to follow up.

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1:00pm - 3:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

In this three-part series you will learn how to:

1. Make sound financial decisions

2. Create a spending plan and save more

3. Create financial goals

4. Pay down debt and use credit wisely

You must be able to attend all three dates (9/15, 9/20, and 9/22). Please contact Tawana at (616) 336-2061 to register.

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Resume Makeover - Sep. 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ionia County, 301 W Main St, Ionia, MI 48846

Take your resume to the next level! This workshop and is designed for individuals interested in improving their existing resume. Attendees will leave having all the necessary information needed for creating a professional resume. *It's recommended that individuals have at least a basic resume prior to attending. Digital format is ideal (mitalent, flash drive, email).

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2:00pm - 4:00pm
WMW in Muskegon County, 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon MI 49440

Learn how to explore Interests, Labor Market information and training providers to assist you in choosing the right Career for you!

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Computer Basics - Sep. 20
2:30pm - 4:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

Are you a new computer user? Using a computer and the internet are ESSENTIAL parts of the job search process. This workshop is designer for a beginner, introducing the basics needed for computer-based job search activities including: keyboard and mouse use, internet job searching, creating and using an email account, basic word processing, and completing online applications.

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9:00am - 10:00am
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover Street, Holland, MI 49423

Are you interested in learning how to eat healthy while staying on budget? This workshop provides educational information including My Plate, tips for eating healthy while job searching on a budget and ends with a taste test. You do not want to miss this fun interactive workshop!

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9:00am - 10:00am
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 136 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Whether you are looking for your first job, or it's been a few years since you last looked for employment, this is the workshop for you!

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9:30am - 10:15am
West Michigan Works! in Allegan County, 3255 122nd Ave, Suite 101, Allegan, MI 49010

Update yourself with tips for successful interviewing in today's world.  Learn all the steps in the process of interviewing, tips on how to prepare yourself, and how to make a positive first impression.

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Resume Makeover - Sep. 21
10:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

How do you know you have a good resume? Discover current trends in resume writing. In this workshop you will learn tips, tricks, and techniques to make your resume stand out to employers. Bring an electronic copy of your updated resume, incorporating information gained from attending the Resume Development workshop, and receive one on one advice.

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10:00am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 136 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Your future starts now! Learn about yourself and the world of work by identifying and exploring highly satisfying careers.

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