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 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, November 6th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Strategies for Job Interviews
How to effectively talk to employers in that important face-to-face interview.
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

How to network with other people to get to the people you need to talk to.
Date: Tuesday, November 20th
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, November 27th
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Harrisonburg Virginia Career Works Center

160 North Mason Street, Harrisonburg

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

WIOA Orientation
This 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.
Dates: Every Friday in November
Time: 10am – 10:30am

Center Orientation
This 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.
Date: Every Friday in November
Time: 10:30am – 11am

Job Seeker Workshops
Come on Wednesday, November 21st 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: Wednesday, November 21st
Time: 5pm – 5:45pm

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, November 21st
Time: 5pm – 5:15pm

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, November 21st
Time: 5:15pm – 5:30pm

Budget Analysis
This workshop introduces you to basic budgeting and teaches you best practices in money management.
Date: Wednesday, November 21st
Time: 5:30pm – 5:45pm

Madison Heights Job Center

174 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights

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

No Workshops scheduled at this time.

Roanoke Jobs Campus

2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, Roanoke

Pre-registration is required. Please call (540) 581.0620 ext. 1106 to reserve your space.

Your Personal Best
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
  • Secure early wins with your new boss

Date: Mondays in November 19th & 26th
Time: 1pm – 4pm

How to Get a Job
How to Get a Job is an hour workshop for three weeks that teaches fundamental interview skills that can be applied to any job. We will cover topics such as: First Impressions, Formal Speech, Work Place Attire, Interview Etiquette, Mock Interviews.
Date: Tuesdays & Wednesdays in November 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, & 28th
Time: 10am – 11am

Resume Building
Resume Building is a 2 hour workshop that inspects 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.
Date: Tuesday, November 27th & Thursday, November 29th
Time: 10am – 12pm