Do you want to help job seekers understand how technology has changed the job search and the importance of online networking? Run a job search workshop for the members in your community. This workshop includes resume reminders to stay current, tips for using keywords to get noticed and techniques to age-proof a resume.The Basic Steps
Step 1: Plan for the workshop
Step 2: Prepare your materials
The 60-minute version can be run with or without the presence of technology. See Supplemental Materials section to download workshop presentations.
Step 3: Promote the event
Share the event on your social media networks and local job boards. Post flyers in libraries or community centers — wherever you are permitted to do so in the community.
If you have other volunteers helping with the workshop, ask them to leverage their networks — personal, professional, hobby groups, etc. — through email, social media, word of mouth and phone calls.
Step 4: Measure your impact (Optional)
Number of attendees
Keep track of how many people attended the event.
Step 5: Event follow up
Follow up with participants and the community to share your success (make sure to include the metrics noted above).
Acknowledge and thank everyone who helped. Post a notice of future events that so that you can further engage them in community service efforts. Ask your attendees for feedback to help you improve upon your success for future events.
Technology has changed the job search. If you’re in the market for a new job, you’ve probably noticed these changes, but you may not know how to stay current and competitive.
Job Search Engines
Learn about job search engines and how they can assist you in finding a job.
Review resume formats and learn how to spruce up your resume with a few quick tips.
Save Your Resume as a PDF
Learn how to save your resume as a PDF to maintain style and formatting.
Age-Proof Your Resume
Identify techniques for creating an age-proof resume.
Customize Your LinkedIn URL
Create your own customized LinkedIn URL so it is easily shareable.
Keywords to Get Noticed
Use keywords to help your resume get noticed by hiring managers.
LinkedIn for Online Networking
Explore the many features of LinkedIn that will allow you to enhance your online profile and expand your online network.
Learn more about in-person events, webinars and online interactive videos on important issues, such as work and jobs, technology literacy, and family caregiving.