Employability Skills Training courses allow career seekers to build their resume, learn how to get the most out of Employ Florida Marketplace, build on their interview skills and gain some computer skills. And, best of all, these weekly courses are offered at no cost!
To register for a session, please send an email at least 48 hrs prior to the class that you would like to attend. Once registration is confirmed you will receive a confirmation that guarantees you a seat.
Send the information to the designated email address based on the location of the workshop re-quested. Please include:
- Phone number
- Name of workshop
- Date of the workshop
- Time of the workshop
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time as this will allow for time to check in. Walk-in customers will be accepted, if there is available seating. Late admittance to any workshop is not permitted.
Include your name, phone number, name of workshop, and date & time of the workshop you would like to attend to the designated email address:
Please bring your email confirmation to class, as it will be your guarantee of a seat.
All customers MUST have a basic EmployFlorida Marketplace (EFM) profile to request workshop registration.
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Basic Computers (2 hours)
Learn the basic functions of a computer, including hands-on tutorials for using a mouse and keyboard.
Basic Financial Literacy (2 hours)
Setting up and living within a crisis financial plan of action, reviewing your personal and household spending when funds are tight, prioritizing and facing reality. How credit impacts you. Understanding how to re-establish after a major crisis. How good credit can improve your chances of getting a good paying job or promotion.
Breaking Barriers to Employment (2 hours)
Learn to identify common barriers to employment and how to deal with those barriers on job applications, resumes and interviews.
Career Mapping (1.5 hours)
Where does your career path lead? Learn about the MANY resources available, at no cost, to help you determine your next step.
Careers in Manufacturing (1 hour)
Why work in manufacturing? Attend this one-hour workshop and find answers to which manufacturing career is right for you.
Computer Skills for Your Resume (2 hours)
Learn how to create and format a document using Mi-crosoft Word. Learn how to navigate the internet and read a webpage to aid in successful job searching.
This hands-on workshop is for those who already have basic computer skills.
Dress for Success (1 hour)
Discuss the importance of your appearance and dressing for success for the interview and in the workplace.
EmployFlorida Marketplace Orientation (2 hours)
Learn how to navigate EFM website. Through the features such as job search, create a virtual job recruiter and other more of EFM.
Employment Success (2 hours)
Once you become employed, what are the steps to maintain employment? Discuss workforce changes, employer expectations, pitfalls and how to handle con-flicts at work. Learn how to continue developing skills which can lead to promotions and other job opportunities.
Employment Transition (2 hours)
Are you ready for the changing workplace? . Learn how to reinvent yourself, use transferable skills and perhaps go back to school for that new job or career.
Job Power (2 hours)
Power your job search with this seminar! Topics include changes in the employment market, hidden job market, skills employers are looking for and dealing with the stress of being unemployed.
Job Search Computer Skills (1.5 hours)
Uploading, Downloading (including EFM Resume and Cover Letter), Attaching to an Email, Job Search Log, Emails, etc. are essential job skills. Learn how by at-tending this workshop.
Labor Market Information (LMI) 101 (1.5 hours)
Learn the importance of using LMI in your job search and new career! Discover the hot occupations and industries, using websites such as BLS.gov and Ca-reerOneStop.org
Labor Market Information (LMI) 102 (1.5 hours)
Discover local and state LMI information, using web-sites such as EmployFlorida Marketplace (EFM) and FREIDA.
LinkedIn Orientation (1.5 hours)
Heard of LinkedIn and want to learn more? Get the basics of LinkedIn and the opportunity to set up your profile. See you there!
LinkedIn: Getting Started & Beyond (2 hours)
Need a LinkedIn profile, information on improving your existing profile and a complete overhaul of your profile? Then this hands-on workshop is right for you! Opportunity to optimize your job search via LinkedIn. You should have basic computer skills to attend.
LinkedIn Laboratory (1.5 hours)
Already have a LinkedIn profile? Want information on improving your existing profile? Then this hands-on workshop is right for you. You should have basic computer skills to attend and remember to bring your user name and password.
Navigating EmployFlorida Marketplace (EFM) (1.5 hours)
Learn how to navigate through EFM website features such as job search, creating a virtual job recruiter and more.
Online Applications (2 hours)
Come and learn how to effectively apply to jobs using the various online methods.
Overview of CareerSource Tampa Bay ( hours)
Discover the vast amount of services available all in one stop at each CSTB center locations across Tampa Bay. Services are available for career seekers and veterans, youth and adults. Learn about many supportive specialty programs as well.
Professional Interviewing Skills (2.5 hours)
Learn what interviews are all about and how to pre-pare for a successful interview. Discussions will in-clude the various types of interviews, common inter-view questions, along with what to do before, during and after an interview.
Re-Employment Assistance Orientation (RA) (CONNECT) (1.5 hours)
Learn how to navigate RA website. Overview of the new RA process using the CONNECT web-based claims management system.
Resume Development (2 hours)
The resume is important in today's job search. Under-stand what a resume is, how to target your resume and the different types of resume.
Resume Writing Lab (2 hours)
This lab is designed for job seekers with an existing resume who want to work on revising their resume while getting up to date information on resume devel-opment. Please bring an electronic copy of your re-sume to this workshop.
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Job Hunting Series
A series of job hunting videos was created to provide career seekers with additional training resources that will help them become more marketable to hiring employers. These videos focus on employability skills topics such as: appropriate interview attire, improving your interview skills, résumé writing and cover letters, work readiness, and information about your local one-stop center.
To view the previous Job Hunting Series videos, click here: www.careersourcetampabay.com/pages/job_hunting_series_2012
As each video becomes available, the links will be updated. Click on the links below to watch each video.
Video 1: Effective Job Search Techniques (Recorded February 2013)
Video 2: Job Search Mistakes (Recorded February 2013)
Video 3: Career Path Planning (Recorded March 2013)
Video 4: Doing Your Homework: How to Prepare for Your Interview (Recorded March 2013)
Video 5: Transitioning Careers (Recorded April 2013)
Video 6: Getting the Most Out of a Job/Career Fair (Recorded April 2013)
Video 7: Networking/Relationship Building (Recorded May 2013)
Video 8: How to Make Your Value Known (Recorded May 2013)
Video 9: Job Power (Recorded June 2013)
Video 10: Targeting Your Employment Transition (Recorded June 2013)
Video 11: Successfully Answering Common Interview Questions (Recorded July 2013)
Video 12: Utilizing Social Media for Job Hunting (Recorded August 2013)