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 Virginia Career Works CenterHarrisonburg Virginia Career Works CenterMadison Heights Jobs Center, and Roanoke Jobs Campus.

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Charlottesville Virginia Career Works Center

944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 103, Charlottesville

Pre-registration is preferred. 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, July 2nd
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Strategies for Job Interviews
How to effectively talk to employers in that important face-to-face interview.
Date: Tuesday, July 9th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Cover Letter Writing
Want to know what is covered in a Cover Letter? Attend to find out the ABCs of a cover letter.
Date: Tuesday, July 16th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Professionalism
How to present yourself, what’s expected of you before and after you are hired. Not just getting a job, but keeping it and excelling once you have one.
Date: Tuesday, July 23rd
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Making the Most of Your 2nd Chance
Learn what to do to gain employment after incarceration.
Date: Tuesday, July 30th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm


Harrisonburg Virginia Career Works Center

160 North Mason Street, Harrisonburg

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

WIOA & Center Orientation
WIOA Orientation workshop introduces you to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act housed here at the center. This grant allows us to assist with tuition and employment services for qualified individuals pursuing or hoping to pursue an approved training/career. If you are unable to attend the orientation or have any questions regarding WIOA, please contact a specialist at any time. Eric Kennedy (540) 433-4864 ext. 204 or Juanita Spurlock (540) 433-4864 ext. 116.
Center Orientation workshop introduces you to all of the services and programs offered at the Virginia Career Works Harrisonburg Center and through our community partners. Any questions regarding the Center can be answered by our Resource Room Coordinator at (540) 433-4864 ext. 120.
Dates: Every Friday
Time: 10am – 11am

Resume Writing
This workshop teaches you how to create a basic resume and what information and formatting should be used. The center has computers available to the public in order to create your own resume after the workshop and print as many copies as you need. We are also able to assist you in uploading your resume to the Workforce Connection website.
Date: Wednesday, July 17th
Time: 5pm – 5:15pm

Interviewing
This workshop prepares you for interview questions commonly asked by employers. There is an option to schedule a more in depth, mock interview at the end of the seminar.
Date: Wednesday, July 17th
Time: 5:15pm – 5:30pm

Budge Analysis
This workshop introduces you to basic budgeting and teaches you best practices in money management.
Date: Wednesday, July 17th
Time: 5:30pm – 5:45pm

Financial Literacy Event with BB&T
Date: Tuesday, July 23rd
Time: 10am – 1pm with Banking Basics Class starting at 11am.
Description: The BB&T Bank Bus is headed to Harrisonburg. Goodwill  has partnered with BB&T to help you improve your financial health. With friendly, knowledgeable staff and complete Internet access, the BB&T Bank Bus offers information on the following: Budgeting, Savings, Banking Basics, Avoiding Scams, Identity Theft, and Credit Reports. Please bring a government-issued ID to access your free credit report. For more information, contact: Kaystyle Madden at (540) 433-4864 ext. 114 or kmadden@goodwillvalleys.com.


Madison Heights Job Center

174 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights

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

Ouch That Stereotype Hurts Workshop
Part of a Diversity Dialogue Series. Must attend all dates: August 28th, September 25th, and October 30th.
Dates: Wednesday, July 31st
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm


Roanoke Jobs Campus

2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, Roanoke

Pre-registration is required. Please call (540) 581.0620 ext. 1106 to reserve your space. You may also register for classes and workshops by clicking here for July registration.

Resume Building
Resume Building is a workshop that reviews your resume and provides the needed revisions that will help you obtain a career. We will cover topics such as: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Etiquette.
Dates: Friday, July 26th
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Your Personal Best
Your Personal Best is an interactive class to help you achieve success on your new job! In addition to learning how to perform your new job functions, you must also pursue learning that goes beyond what’s required or expected of you. Learn how to: present yourself with confidence and adapt quickly to your new culture, establish trust with your new co-workers and boss, personally model respect and cooperation, and secure early wins with your new boss!
Date: Monday, July 22nd
Time: 1pm – 4pm


Other Workshops in Our Area

Financial Literacy Event with BB&T
Date: Thursday, July 25th
Time: 10am – 1pm with Banking Basics Class starting at 11am.
Location: Beside the Christiansburg Goodwill Store, 255 Peppers Ferry Road, NE, Christiansburg
Description: The BB&T Bank Bus is headed to Harrisonburg. Goodwill  has partnered with BB&T to help you improve your financial health. With friendly, knowledgeable staff and complete Internet access, the BB&T Bank Bus offers information on the following: Budgeting, Savings, Banking Basics, Avoiding Scams, Identity Theft, and Credit Reports. Please bring a government-issued ID to access your free credit report. For more information, contact: Leta Bradley at (540) 339-2878 or lbradley@goodwillvalleys.com.