Job Search & Career Advancement Workshops
Northwest Family Services in collaboration with WorkSource Clackamas offers workshops to assist you with all aspects of your job search, from ways to revitalize your resume to job retention skills. In our workshops you will be able to learn new trends about the use of social media in job searching, resume writing, interview techniques, positive communication and more. The most experienced job seekers can always learn something new in our workshops!
Workshops are delivered in various locations in Clackamas County by our team of experienced staff. Ideally you will attend to the whole series of classes at the location of your preference. You will see the series color coded in the monthly calendar. Choose the Resume Lab & Application Review or Interview Coaching workshops for individual assistance, or join the group workshops and receive the added benefit of peer support.
To start your registration, preferably click on this link to create your I-Match account, or, if you do not have access to a computer or experience any issue registering, just come to any of the workshops and we will register you.
Employment Quest - Diving Deeper – 2 day course
What happens when your job search lasts longer than you expected? What can you possibly do differently? Moving forward to reach your goal of finding the dream job sometimes requires you to step back and reflect on your approach. This two-day course provides you the opportunity to do exactly that... and more! You’ll engage in small group discussions and activities that allow you to dig deep and rediscover your strengths, potential, and confidence in order to reach your employment goals.
Job Search Success
Learn the 6 ways to access the hidden job market! This workshop will introduce you to effective techniques for finding and accessing hidden and traditional job market employment opportunities including social media, online job boards and hidden and traditional markets. Stay motivated and energize your day-to-day job search activities!
Learn 10 ways to revitalize your resume! Resume Ready imparts practical examples on writing a cover letter and resume for today's standards. Discover how to respond to the needs of the employer and the job posting to ensure you are noticed. Learn the best ways to complete paper applications as well as online applications that are designed to screen for key words. If you have a resume, bring it with you.
Resume Lab and Application Review
Take this opportunity to access computers to work on your resume. Receive individualized feedback to customize and target resumes and applications for specific job announcements. If you have a resume, bring it with you. Begins at 12:30 pm, drop-in to the classroom before 2:30pm and stay until you reach your goal.
Acing the Interview
Discover the 10 interview game changers! You only get one chance to make a great first impression. That adage has never been more true than in an interview. Learn how to not only survive but thrive to get that coveted job offer!
Interview time! Interviews can raise anxiety. This workshop will prepare you to perform and say the right things in the right ways. Get personalized support and practice to effectively interview with confidence and ease.
Social Media and Job Searching
1 in 3 employers reject candidates based on something they uncover about them online. Learn the 4 most commonly used Social Media platforms for networking and job searching. Excel at managing your online presence and professional profile.
Skills for Work and Life
Learn the 10 essentials to stand out as a new employee! This 2-hour workshop is basic training for how to exceed your employer's expectations during your first 90 days on the job.
Progress and Motivation Support
Keep up your motivation! This workshop will help job seekers and career changers connect to increase their potential to find or improve employment. Participating on this session will be a great way to keep the job search momentum! Also, learn more about WorskSource Clackamas and its menu of resources and services.
Job Search Group
This workshop provides a discussion forum for job seekers who want the social support that only a group can provide. A job search can be frustrating, lonely, and challenging. Talking about it helps! Attending this group allows you to revitalize and refocus your energy and job search plan. Don’t go it alone. Attend as often as you want.
- Clackamas DHS — DHS in North Clackamas,16440 SE 82nd Dr. Clackamas, OR 97015
- Milwaukie — Northwest Family Services, 6200 SE King Road Portland, OR 97222 • (503) 546-6377
- Oak Grove — Oak Lodge Library, 16201 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Oak Grove, OR 97267
- Oregon City / Library — Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St. Oregon City, OR 97045
- Oregon City / Pioneer — Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
- Oregon City / WorkSource — Worksource, 506 High St. Oregon City, OR 97045 • (971) 673-6400
- Wilsonville — Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices, 29600 SW Park Place Wilsonville, OR 97070
How the Calendar Works
Ideally, please attend all the classes offered in your selected location.
When you complete 6 classes you are entered in a drawing of a $25 gift card courtesy of Northwest Family Services.
Employment Quest - Diving Deeper is a 2-day course and attending both days also qualifies you for entering the drawing.
Also, check out the Employer Spotlight Events on Fridays twice a month; you want to attend these wonderful events to receive mentoring from HR recruiters, to practice for your interview and to network!
Here is an example of the workshops series: