America’s Job Center, Oxnard | November 2018 Career Shops

Space is limited. Prior registration required. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Participants must be registered with CalJOBS ( before signing up for a career shop. For more information, call the West County America’s Job Center at 805-204-5171.

Career Shops Classes are located at West County America’s Job Center, 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard | 805-204-5171

November 1, 8, 15, 29 – 10:00 a.m. – noon – Career Pathways to Success – Looking to seek new employment opportunities, but not sure where to start? Want to know more about yourself and how your interests and passions can translate in a 21st century job economy? Learn about Ventura County’s thriving industry sectors as well as top occupations.

November 7, 14, 28 – 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social Media – Social media is everywhere. It is not just for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a powerful tool that can be utilized for networking and building career success. Learn how to create a positive personal brand as well as the importance of social media etiquette.

November 9 – Resumes That Sell, 8 a.m. – noon –  Get hands-on assistance in completing your résumé, cover and thank-you letters. Upon completion of this Career Shop, you will walk away with a portfolio that shows off your professional documents. Come prepared with your employment history for the last 10 years and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three personal and three professional references.

November 13 – Veterans Orientation9:00 a.m. –  noon – This collaborative meeting provides our veterans with information on local services and programs that are available to the veteran.

November 16 – Winning Interviews8:00 a.m. – noon – You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This Career Shop will give you the tools you need to make a lasting impression that wins you a job. You will walk away with your own 30-second commercial that allows you to quickly and efficiently discuss your skills. After this session, you can be confident that you are prepared for any interview, any place, anytime.

November 16 – The Power of CalJOBS, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – CalJOBS is an online resource that can be used to navigate California’s workforce services providing employment and labor market information. The newly enhanced system allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, and find information on education and training programs. 

November 30 – Job Search/Social Media – 8 a.m. – noon – This workshop provides common sense tactics to be more effective in finding employment when dealing with little work experience, age discrimination, gaps in employment, barriers, and returning to the workforce. The social media portion provides information on the most popular online social networks.

Google Academy – Classes held throughout the month – This workshop teaches students how to use Google’s free applications such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. The class will help prepare students to use these applications in the workplace. The six-week workshop is a combination of lectures and hands-on practice. Students learn how to create their own Google account, share their work with others and learn how to collaborate in real time. The complete workshop consists of six, eight-hour modules. Each module is run in two, four-hour sessions. Those who successfully complete all six modules will earn a course completion certificate, however enrollment in individual modules is also an option.

ESL (English as a Second Language) to Work – Classes held Mondays through Thursdays throughout the month – This workshop for ESL participants is designed to develop basic skills related to the work environment: speaking, listening, reading, writing, problem solving, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, career planning and advancement and cross-cultural understanding. Upon successful completion, students may be ready to succeed in additional job training courses or employment.

Career shops are sponsored by the Human Services Agency, EDD Workforces Services and the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County. This is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program/Service. For TDD/TT inquiries call 1 (800) 735-2922. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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