Broomfield WFC Job Club
BROOMFIELD
WORKFORCE
CENTER
ORIENTATION
The Broomfield Workforce Center is an equal opportunity
pr...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
•Workforce Center
•Internet Job Searching
•Connecting Colorado
Items we will cover
is located at
6650 West 120th
Unit A1
Broomfield CO 80020
303-464-5858
Open Monday thru Friday
8am to 5pm
Broomfield Workf...
Text Only Espanol E-Services Contact Us CDLE Home State Home Search
UI Benefits Workers’ Comp Labor Market Info Employment...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
Workforce
Centers
Provide
Services for
Businesses
and
Job Seekers
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Recruiting, Screening and Referring job seekers
• Posting job vacancies
• Provide up to date Lab...
• Register online at
www.connectingcolorado.com
to receive job vacancies, post
your resume and job search
• Computers to a...
Job Seeker Services Provided at Broomfield
Workforce Center
•Fresh Start Clothes Closet
–Available for anyone who is in th...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
– Federally funded program for job
seekers who need occupational
...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Training Program through the
Colorado Department of Labor and
Employment (CDLE)
• A company offi...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Governor Summer Job Hunt
• Yearly Youth Job Fair
• WIA Program
– Ages from 14 to 21
– Need to ha...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• To identify contacts in
companies
• Research on companies ,
people, jobs, market
• To network th...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Use websites for your target
industries, employers,
geographic region, etc.
• Look for local pro...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Use a common or popular word processing
application, such as MS Word
• Avoid using any pre-forma...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
Electronic scanning systems search for “key
words” that match you to the job. If you don’t
include...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Always send an original
• Bold face and/or all capital letters for section headings
• Condensing...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• Objectives (career) are important to emphasize
• Place your name at the top on one line
• Qualif...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
On Line Applications
Be prepared with general answers. Prepare a
practice hand written employment...
Broomfield WFC Job Club
• AARP, www.aarp.org/money/careers
• Senior Environmental Employment, www.epa.gov/rtp/retirement/s...
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Workforce Center Orienation

  1. 1. Broomfield WFC Job Club BROOMFIELD WORKFORCE CENTER ORIENTATION The Broomfield Workforce Center is an equal opportunity program and alternative formats and auxiliary services are available upon request to people with disabilities.
  2. 2. Broomfield WFC Job Club •Workforce Center •Internet Job Searching •Connecting Colorado Items we will cover
  3. 3. is located at 6650 West 120th Unit A1 Broomfield CO 80020 303-464-5858 Open Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm Broomfield Workforce Center 120th Avenue Armadillo Restaurant MainStreet Broomfield Workforce Center Greenway Pkwy. Broomfield WFC Job Club www.broomfieldworkforce.org
  4. 4. Text Only Espanol E-Services Contact Us CDLE Home State Home Search UI Benefits Workers’ Comp Labor Market Info Employment&Training Labor Laws Oil&Public Safety Employment & Training Federal Bonding Find a Job - Post a Job Foreign Labor Layoff Transition Services Migrant Seasonal Workers Statewide Events Summer Job Hunt Tax Credits Trade Act Training Providers - WIA Veterans Workforce Centers More Resources for Job Seekers & Employers Career Onestop e-Colorado Volunteer Opportunities Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. These include: job listings, computer & internet access, career counseling & training for job seekers; and recruitment of workers, pre-screening & referral services, tax credits, and training reimbursement for employers. Customers can choose either self-service or staff- assisted options to meet their employment needs. Here's a few options to help you get started: Find a workforce center by CITY Find a workforce center by COUNTY/REGION Job search / Employee search / UI Work Registration File a claim for Unemployment Insurance
  5. 5. Broomfield WFC Job Club Workforce Centers Provide Services for Businesses and Job Seekers
  6. 6. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Recruiting, Screening and Referring job seekers • Posting job vacancies • Provide up to date Labor Market Information • Employer Layoff Assistance • Worker Tax Credits • Web-based employer benefits Business Services
  7. 7. • Register online at www.connectingcolorado.com to receive job vacancies, post your resume and job search • Computers to apply for unemployment, job searching on the internet, writing resumes and cover letters • Various Hiring Events through out the year • Free use of the copy and fax machines and phone • Meet with an Employment Specialist to help you organize and target your career search • Federal Bonding Program • Veterans Service – Ben Chavez on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 3pm • Social Security Benefits Planner – Melanie Honsbruch every other Monday from 8:30am to Noon • Education Opportunity Center – Nate Cadena on Mondays from 9am to 4pm • Disability Program Navigator – Nicole Weiss 303-464-5822 Broomfield WFC Job Club Job Seeker Services
  8. 8. Job Seeker Services Provided at Broomfield Workforce Center •Fresh Start Clothes Closet –Available for anyone who is in the need of clothing •Job Club –Every Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am at the library •Choices/Bridges –www.bridges.com –Site ID number 0105798 –Password: workforce (all lower case) –Online tool for career information (education, salary, interest profiler and much more) Broomfield WFC Job Club
  9. 9. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) – Federally funded program for job seekers who need occupational skills to successfully re-enter the workforce – Participants choose from a pre- approved list of training courses – Programs for Adult and Youth who are 14 to 21 – Please contact your local Workforce Center for eligibility determination and additional information • WIA Training information for Broomfield Workforce Center – Need to be a Broomfield resident – Application and Eligibility Process Training Opportunities
  10. 10. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Training Program through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) • A company official, three laid-off employees or the local WFC representative can file a TAA petition • Once the employer is certified; employee’s are eligible to apply for retraining at your local workforce center. • For more information http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  11. 11. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Governor Summer Job Hunt • Yearly Youth Job Fair • WIA Program – Ages from 14 to 21 – Need to have a barrier to employment or education • Teen parent • School drop out • No work history • Disability • Low-income Youth Programs
  12. 12. Broomfield WFC Job Club • To identify contacts in companies • Research on companies , people, jobs, market • To network through professional association meetings • Identify niche job boards targeted toward your career interest • Have a general resume for internet sites • Interview ideas • Resume help (Watch the templates. Often hard to work with.) • Cover and Thank You Help. • E-mail Cover Letters, Resumes and Thank You Letters as appropriate. • Salary and current labor market information Internet Job Search Tips Source: Career Summit Guide from Colorado State University
  13. 13. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Use websites for your target industries, employers, geographic region, etc. • Look for local professional associations. • Be aware of privacy issues. How easy to access your information? • Have a reliable way to be contacted. • Update your resume often to get it on the top of the list of resumes. • Sit back and wait for a response from a resume you have posted on line. Be pro- active. • Use unprofessional email address on resume. • Rely on the internet as your sole job search method. • Ignore the instructions given on how to submit your resume. This can vary widely. DO DON’T DO’s and DON’Ts of using the internet in your job search Source: The Summit Guide from Colorado State University
  14. 14. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Use a common or popular word processing application, such as MS Word • Avoid using any pre-formatted resume writing packages or wizards • Use standard fonts and avoid decorative graphics or formatting • Find out if the employer prefers the cover letter and resume sent within the text of the email or sent separately as an attachment • Have an additional hard copy version of your resume (enhanced layout and formatting) to bring the interview • Save your documents under your first and last name instead of just resume. • Use a professional email address Electronic Resume Source: The Summit Guide from Colorado State University
  15. 15. Broomfield WFC Job Club Electronic scanning systems search for “key words” that match you to the job. If you don’t include the “key words” they use to search resumes, the hiring person will not even see your resume. Be sure to target your resume to the job description and use their words. Scannable Resumes
  16. 16. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Always send an original • Bold face and/or all capital letters for section headings • Condensing space hinders scanning • Do not fold or staple • Each phone number on its own line • Fancy treatment like italics should be avoided • Graphics should not be used • Horizontal lines should never be used • Increase your list of key words by including specifics • Jargons and acronyms that are specific to your field • Keep date ranges on one line • Large font sizes should always be avoided • Miscellaneous items such as activities&honors should be listed • Newspaper/Newsletter format should be avoided Scannable Resume Facts and Tips From A to Z
  17. 17. Broomfield WFC Job Club • Objectives (career) are important to emphasize • Place your name at the top on one line • Qualifications should always be emphasized • References should be listed on separate sheet of paper with the same heading as the resume • Submit a current resume if it has been over one year and you are still interested in working with this employer • Typeface such as Times, Arial and Courier are appropriate • Use font size 10 – 14 point • Vertical lines should never be used • White paper is the best choice • Xeroxed printouts should never be submitted • Year is the length of time your resume will remain active in someone system • Zenith is the highest point that a person can reach. Step one to reaching zenith in a career begins with a well written resume Source: Summit Guide from Colorado State University
  18. 18. Broomfield WFC Job Club On Line Applications Be prepared with general answers. Prepare a practice hand written employment application first. Do not take breaks. Many employers will not accept applications that take a long time. Some have tests. Allocate one hour or more for completing an on line application. Have an e-mail address. (Make sure your e-mail address is professional.)
  19. 19. Broomfield WFC Job Club • AARP, www.aarp.org/money/careers • Senior Environmental Employment, www.epa.gov/rtp/retirement/see.htm • Troops to Teachers, www.ed.gov/programs/troops/index.html • Senior Job Bank, www.seniorjobbank.org/ • National Older Worker Career Center, www.nowcc.org/ • Senior Community Service Employment Program, SCSEP, www.doleta.gov/seniors/ local Corinne Sherrick 303 238 8497 Senior Resource Center 3227 Chase Street Denver, CO 80212 (Low income) • Colorado School Districts, www.cde.state.co.us/utility/k12schls.htm • Useful employer list, www.cobizmag.com • Job Bank of non-profit jobs, www.coloradononprofits.org • Retail/ stocking positions part time flexible jobs, www.narms.com • Careers in food, www.careersinfood.com • Parks Jobs, www.coolworks.com/state-park-jobs/ • www.craigslist.org • Combination of several,www.indeed.com Resources for Determining Market Value • www.coworkforce.com/lmi • O'NET, http://online.onetcenter.org • www.salary.com • www.wageweb.com • www.salaryexpert.com • www.acinet.org • http://navigator.cdle.state.co.us • Broomfield Economic Development Corporation, www.broomfieldedc.com Internet Job Search Resource List

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