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Whether you are looking to sharpen your interview skills or meet an employer who is hiring, we have options for you! Our free workshops in the calendar below are available to help you at any stage of the job search and hiring process. Plus, our weekly hot jobs and monthly virtual hiring events connect you with employers who are hiring.

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WorkReady: Decisiveness (Virtual)

Virtual Virtual, West Michigan
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can help you stand out from the crowd! 

*EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - WORKREADY: To find out which classes are best for you, please take the online pre-assessment prior to registering. 

Decisiveness is the ability to make decisions efficiently (quickly) and effectively (correctly).  In this VIRTUAL workshop you will explore the qualities of a decisive person: not afraid to make mistakes; considers how their decisions affect others; makes small decisions by themselves, but knows when to lean on others for bigger decisions; uses available information to make decisions; and reflects after a decision has been made. 

Free
Event Series Ionia

Self-Esteem Workshop

West Michigan Works! in Ionia County 603 W. Adams St., Ionia

The job search process can be stressful, and for some people, it can affect their confidence and self-esteem. This workshop will introduce the concept of self-esteem and why it’s important …

Free
Event Series Allegan

WorkReady Time Management

West Michigan Works! in Allegan County - Allegan Service Center 3255 122nd Ave, Allegan

In this employability skills series, you will focus on building the skills employers are looking for in their employees and job applicants. This workshop series can help you stand out …

Free
Event Series Ottawa

Intro to Interviewing

West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County 12331 James St Ste 130, Holland

This workshop provides interview techniques including preparation, follow-up and how to answer difficult questions. You will also get tips on appearance, non-verbal communication skills and more to help you ace …

Free

Take Out Series: Virtual Resume Upgrade Lab

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Do you have an old resume you need to update? Maybe you’ve started a new draft, but you have formatting questions about Microsoft Word? Or you’re just trying to figure out the best way to word or arrange things?

We’re here for you!

Join members of our Regional Talent Development Team in this virtual setting to put the finishing touches on that outdated version or sloppy copy! Come prepared to share your draft via Teams (we can walk you through how to do that). We will look at it together in real time to give you individualized help and recommendations based on current industry standards. This workshop is limited to a very small number of participants to ensure a quality experience, but it is offered on a recurring basis.

Free
Event Series Allegan

Job Searching for the Experienced Worker

West Michigan Works! in Allegan County - Allegan Service Center 3255 122nd Ave, Allegan

This workshop is designed to assist Job Seekers who are 40+ years old.  During our time together we will discuss the following: Identify misconceptions and how to overcome experience discrimination. Define …

Free
Event Series Ionia

Computer Literacy

West Michigan Works! in Ionia County 603 W. Adams St., Ionia

Intimidated by computers? Unfamiliar with how to use email or the internet? This open lab covers basic computing needs and makes your computer time more productive and enjoyable. The instructor …

Free
Event Series Ottawa

Computer Literacy

West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County 12331 James St Ste 130, Holland

Intimidated by computers? Unfamiliar with how to use email or the internet? This open lab covers basic computing needs and make your computer time more productive and enjoyable. Self-guided learning …

Free
Event Series Muskegon

Career Exploration

West Michigan Works! in Muskegon County 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon

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

Free

WorkReady: Reasoning (Virtual)

Virtual Virtual, West Michigan
Virtual Event Virtual Event

In this employability skills series, you will focus on building the skills employers are looking for in their employees and job applicants. This workshop series can help you stand out from the crowd! 

*EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - WORKREADY: To find out which classes are best for you, please take the online pre-assessment prior to registering. 

Many employers believe that reasoning or critical thinking is even more important than a candidate’s education! In this VIRTUAL workshop you will learn the importance of looking at an issue, problem, or opportunity from multiple viewpoints. Good reasoning requires that you take time to define the problem and recognize that problems can be complicated and involve a variety of interrelated issues. 

Free
Event Series Kent

Introduction to Interviewing

West Michigan Works! in Kent County - Grand Rapids NW Service Center 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

This workshop provides interview techniques including preparation, follow-up and how to answer difficult questions. You will also get tips on appearance, non-verbal communication skills and more to help you ace …

Free
Event Series Muskegon

WorkReady: Responsibility

West Michigan Works! in Muskegon County 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon

In this employability skills series, you will focus on building the skills employers are looking for in their employees and job applicants. This workshop series can help you stand out …

Free

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