Free Career Workshops at the Orange County Workforce Solutions Center!
Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am-6pm, Wed: 9am-8pm, Sat: 9am-1pm
Register in CALJOBS: caljobs.ca.gov to sign up or call (714) 241-4900 to register. CalJOBS & Appointment instructions are listed below.
Workshops are presented virtually through Microsoft Teams Online.
Workshop Descriptions and Available Dates
Use the ACT WorkKeys to build essential skills for personal development and acquire skills critical to workplace success. ACT Workkeys offers courses such as: Workplace Documents, Applied Math, and Literacy to receive certifications of course completion.
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Advanced Resume Language
Take your resume to the next level by learning how to properly list your job descriptions. Learn about how to use actions verbs to make your descriptions more captivating and show what you have achieved, rather than simply show what you have done.
Tuesday, November 8, 1:00-2:00 PM
Monday, November 14, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 1:00-2:00 PM
Monday, November 28, 4:00-500 PM
Best Job Search Practices
This workshop is designed to assist job seekers who are interested in taking charge of their job search by: introducing you to the latest job search processes, tools, and strategies. Also, learn about how to attract recruiters to your resume and interact with them.
Thursday, November 3, 10:30-11:30 AM
FDIC Money Smart Modules
These 14 self-paced, money smart modules provide participants with practical knowledge, skill-building opportunities, and resources that can be used to help manage finances with confidence.
Modules 1, 2, 3: Your Money Values and Influences, You Can Bank on It, Your Income and Expenses
Modules 4, 5, 6: Spending and Savings Plan, Your Savings, Credit Reports and Scores
Modules 7, 8, 9: Borrowing Basics, Managing Debt, Using Credit Cards
Modules 10, 11, 12: Building Your Financial Future, Protecting Your Identity and Assets, Making Housing Decisions
Modules 13, 14: Buying a Home, Disasters - Financial Prep. and Recovery
Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 10, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 16, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 17, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 30, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Finding Transferable Skills
Transferable skills are skills you have acquired during any activity in your life--virtually all skills are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your next job. This workshop is all about finding those skills in your resume to apply them to other positions you may be interested in.
Tuesday, November 1, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Monday, November 7, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, November 17, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Monday, November 21, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
How to: Resume and Cover Letters
Learn how to create a resume and what employers want to see on that resume. Become familiar with multiple resume styles as well as cover letters. Understand the importance of key words to develop your resume.
Wednesday, November 9, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 14, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2:30-3:30 PM
Monday, November 28, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Identifying Career and Upskilling Opportunities
Learn about the industries that boomed and bloomed despite the pandemic and what industries to keep an eye on for a future career. We also go over different training and certificate opportunities so you can get into those in-demand careers!
Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 10, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 16, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 30, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Interview Tips and Best Practices
This workshop covers the different aspects of interviews and virtual interviews: what to expect, how to prepare, what questions you should be asking, and appropriate follow-up techniques after your interview.
Wednesday, November 2, 2:30-3:30 PM
Monday, November 7, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 21, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
A great way to practice interview skills as well as gain insight into what your job interview experience will be like. Mock Interviews will focus on questions pertaining to experience, character, and applicable skills, all while helping you conquer any interview anxieties.
**For On-site Virtual Mock Interviews, interviews will be hosted on-site. Clients will then be able to practice how to set up a virtual interview or proceed with the interview in-person.
Dates Available in November:
Every Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Every Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM (OC Workforce Solutions is closed Thursday, November 24)
Friday November 4, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Friday, November 18, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
LinkedIn is a free job search website that is capable of so much more! Learn how to create your profile, job search using different filters, tell if a job has been posted by a recruiter, how to network yourself professionally with friends, family, co-workers, and more!
Wednesday, November 9, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Monday, November 14, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Monday, November 28, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
For those who need additional help with their resume and/or cover letter writing, this lab is for you! For those who have a resume, we can give you comments/suggestions/feedback on how to update and fix your resume. For those who don’t have a resume, we can give you a template to start your resume writing journey!
*Recommend: How to: Resumes and Cover Letters if you have never made a resume before.
**For virtual attendees, this workshop will be done via Email!
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Note: OC Workforce Solutions will be closed on November 11, 24, and 25.
Selling Your Strengths in an Interview
This workshop covers how to sell your strengths in an interview! Learn about the different types of interview questions, the goals of the questions, and how to incorporate your strengths and experiences into your answer. See examples of how you can strengthen your interview responses to stand out to employers.
Friday, November 4, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 7, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Monday, November 21, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Soft Skills in the Workplace
This workshop goes over the different types of soft skills, otherwise known as people skills, and what they look like in the workplace. We also go over how these skills (Organization, Leadership, and Teamwork) highlighted in your resume to show that you have the skills employers are looking for!
Friday, November 4, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Workforce Solutions Orientation
The OC Workforce Solutions Orientation will provide you with information about our programs, educational opportunities, tools, and resources available to help you in your