Job Seeker Workshops

Goodwill provides weekly and monthly programs and job seeker workshops. Our Workshops are designed to give job seekers the skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive job market. These programs and workshops are free and open to the public. We do ask that job seekers register before hand, because space is limited. Job seeker workshops, classes, and programs are held at the Charlottesville Workforce CenterHarrisonburg Workforce CenterMadison Heights Jobs Center, and Roanoke Jobs Campus.

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Charlottesville Workforce Center

2211 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville

Pre-registration is required. Please call (434) 963-2960 to reserve your space.

Resume Writing
What does you resume say about you, and how does it say it? Are you telling employers what they need to know?
Date: Tuesday, January 9th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Making Connections in your Job Search
How to network with other people to get to the people you need to talk to.
Date: Tuesday, January 16th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Strategies for Job Interviews
How to effectively talk to employers in that important face-to-face interview.
Date: Tuesday, January 23rd
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

This workshop will provide direction on how to present yourself, what’s expected of you before and after you’re hired. Not just getting a job, but keeping it and excelling once you have one.
Date: Tuesday, January 30th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason Street, Harrisonburg

Pre-registration is required. Please call (540) 433-4864 to reserve your space.

Job Seeker Workshops
Come on Thursday, January 18th for job seeker workshops all in one day that teach you the most effective ways to find and keep your next job, tips and techniques to use in interviews, resume writing, and what programs and services are available to you.
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

WIOA Orientation
Thursday, January 18th
Time: 9:30am – 10am

Center Orientation
This short workshop introduces you to all of the services offered at the workforce center. Some programs are based on eligibility, and we will tell you about how to qualify for the different programs, as well as services that will help you in your job search.
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 10am – 10:15am

Prepare for and ace your next interview. Learn how to answer typical interview questions, dress to impress, and present yourself during an interview.
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 10:15am – 10:45am

Resume Writing
If you need a resume, or want to work on the one you have, come to the resume writing workshop. Learn how you can prepare a resume that gets an interview.
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 10:45am – 12pm

This workshop will provide direction on how to connecting with others on jobs, and lots more.
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Madison Heights Job Center

174 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights

Pre-registration is required. Please call (434) 200.9920 to reserve your space.

Planning for Success
“Planning for Success” involves providing participants with tools and resources to cope with employment search setbacks. For example, identifying ‘self-help’ actions which empower one to break through the barriers, develop resiliency and to go above and beyond to achieve success. Learn how to develop a short-term plan for the long-term goal. Pre-registration is required; space is limited to 12 participants.
Date: Thursday, January 25th
Time: 1pm – 2:30 pm

Financial Empowerment
Financial empowerment means the process of helping individuals to make choices about money and transforming those choices into positive actions. Learn how money works in one’s personal life by understanding budgeting, earning, spending and saving. Learn about credit scores and their use by lenders as well ways to improve your individual credit score. Pre-registration is required; space is limited to 12 participants.
Date: Monday, January 29th
Time: 1pm – 2:30 pm

Roanoke Jobs Campus

2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, Suite B, Roanoke

Pre-registration is required. Please call (540) 581.0620 to reserve your space.

How to Get a Job (Two Sessions)
Want to start the New Year off right? Join us for a hands-on workshop. We will be going step-by-step through the process of getting a job. For best results, attend both sessions. Session 1 will be on January 9th and Session 2 will be on January 16th.
Session 1 (Jan 9)
• Learn job search tips
• Customize your resume and cover letter
• Upload your resume and cover letter
Session 2 (Jan 16)
• Practice interview etiquette
• Answer common interview questions
• Get feedback on your first impression
Date: Tuesdays, January 9th & 16th
Time: 10am – 11:30am