Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Hamden American Job Center, located at 37 Marne Street, will offer a variety of training and employment workshops in December to assist area residents.  Advanced registration is encouraged due to space limitations.

December 2: Military to Civilian Résumé Workshop (1-4 p.m.). Veterans are encouraged to participate in this workshop, which covers the basics of developing an effective résumé. Topics covered include: translating military skills and accomplishments into civilian terminology; understanding federal résumé formatting and common résumé mistakes to avoid. Ample time will be allowed for participants to ask questions of members of the state Department of Labor’s Office for Veterans’ Workforce Development.

December 3: Résumé Basics (9 a.m.-noon). This workshop will provide attendees with information they need to create a professional and effective résumé.

December 5: Successful Job Search Strategies (9 a.m.-noon). Attendees will learn useful job search strategies and gain pointers on telephone skills, networking, the hidden job market and interviewing.

December 9: LinkedIn (9-11 a.m.): This workshop uses a lecture/PowerPoint-based format to help participants learn the importance of utilizing LinkedIn and developing an effective profile page to aid in their job search.

December 10: Internet Job Search (9-11 a.m.): This workshop will give participants an overview of job-search strategies using the Internet, and will provide useful information on the most helpful websites to visit.

December 11: Résumé Basics (1-4 p.m.). This workshop will provide attendees with the valuable information they need to create a professional résumé.

December 12: Interviewing Techniques (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Learn interview preparation and techniques and discover the best way to respond to questions from an interviewer, how to negotiate a “winwin” package, and learn what to say and when and how to say it.

Call 203-8593200 to register for these nocost workshops.