Tips for your job search

By the Tri-City HeraldOctober 17, 2011 

Other places to check for job openings and services to help in your search:

* The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management. EM has contracted with Professional Services of America to provide career and outplacement assistance to contractor employees. The virtual services are at www.workforce.psa-inc.com. Or call toll-free, 855-647-2511.

Services include links to job listings, resume uploading and assistance, employment information tailored to site locations, one-on-one counseling for setting career goals and other topics, cover letters, job applications, help managing stress and coaching on networking, interviews and negotiating job offers.

* Washington State University Tri-Cities' job fair is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. in the Consolidated Information Center on the Richland campus.

* Labor unions, classified ads in both print and online, employment agencies and employment contractors for temporary help.

* WorkSource will have a Skills, Abilities and Job Search Strategies workshop at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26. It will cover how to talk confidently and knowledgeably about yourself, how to articulate your skills to employers, the Tri-City labor market and how to use the internet as a job search tool.

* WorkSource Columbia Basin weekly workshops.

8:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Learn how to complete a job application and what employers are looking for and common application errors.

1:30 p.m. Thursdays: Learn how to write an effective resume, some dos and don'ts, types of resumes and cover letters.

8:30 a.m. Fridays: Learn how to prepare for an interview and prepare answers to frequently asked questions, what employers look for, nonverbal communication and what questions are illegal.

All workshops run about three hours. Registration begins 30 minutes before each workshop at the reception desk.

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