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    BUSINESS | American Job Center Free Career Workshops in April

    America’s Job Center, Oxnard
    April 2020 Career Shops

    Location: America’s Job Center

    2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard


    April 3 – Winning Interviews, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 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.

    April 8 – Writing Effective Résumés, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Did you know that an applicant only has 6 to 10 seconds to impress a recruiter with their résumé? A résumé is a summary of your skills, education and experience that will entice the hiring manager to call you in for an interview. In this workshop you will learn how a résumé points out the benefits of hiring you to secure an interview with a recruiter.

    April 10 – Veterans Orientation, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – This workshop will provide information on services and resources available to the veteran community.

    April 15 – Social Media, 10:00 a.m. – noon – 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.

    Communication Skills For Success, Online classes held Tuesdays through Thursdays (check times).

    Set yourself apart from other job-seeking candidates with the Essential Soft Skills Certificate. Soft skills are not only effective for work success but also in life. Conveying professionalism, effective communication, teamwork, and critical thinking are four areas that are essential to success in the workplace. This Workplace Communication is an independent online course with short discussion sessions designed to develop professional attitudes and work habits.

    Google Academy, Classes held Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon – 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. Enrollment in individual modules is also an option.

    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 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.

    American Job Center


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