The Career Center offers numerous career workshops and seminars to assist clients with their career management. Additionally, agencies can request a workshop customized for their employees and their particular needs.
Call the Career Center to discuss specific agency needs and schedule a workshop at 602.542.2733. If you are interested in additional training not related to career development, be sure to visit the Arizona Learning Center website.
Here is a listing of custom workshops offered through the Career Center.
We've all heard the advice, "Update your resume every year." But how many of us really do it? As part of a two year career plan, where you are always experiencing year one of that plan, an accomplishment based resume that clearly and succinctly lays out what you're selling that the market is buying is key! Come and join us for an informative session to learn what's current in resume basics, see samples, and turn your resume into the marketing tool it's designed to be! A one-on-one follow-up session for personalized resume assistance with a career consultant following this workshop is highly recommended.
Who Moved My Cheese - A Change Management Seminar
Based on the bestselling business book by Dr. Spencer Johnson, this 90-minute seminar provides significant tools in an entertaining format to help participants deal with the changes happening here at the State as well as those in our personal life.
Job Search and Interviewing
The Job Search and Interviewing workshop is designed to effectively walk you through the job transition process. The facilitator will share very practical, hands-on tips to enable you to differentiate yourself in a challenging job market. Topics that will be covered include the hidden job market, networking, preparing for the interview, answering tough interview questions, references, and obtaining closure in the selection process.
Cover Letter and Bio Sketch
In today's tight job market it's important to differentiate yourself with succinct communications that will differentiate you from the competition! The Biographical Sketch and Cover Letter are two of those tools. We invite you to join us and learn how to write that great cover letter and Bio! Samples that can be used as templates will be shared. Look forward to seeing you!
Retirement Career Planning
Are you retirement eligible but not quite ready to play golf or go fishing instead of working? Perhaps you'd like to work part-time, perform contract work, or volunteer. In any event, you've worked for all these years and now it will take not only financial planning to prepare for the next step in your life, but career planning, too! Come and explore the options with your peers, and plan for the mental, emotional and practical aspects of retirement!
Making a Career Change
Have you ever thought about making a career change, but didn't know where to begin? Change can be intimidating for all of us, but nothing ventured nothing gained! Join us for this one hour session that will outline a plan to get you thinking about your skills, interests and experience and how to apply those to something new!
Emotional Intelligence and Career Success
Emotional Intelligence (EI) describes the ability to identify, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups. First popularized in 1995 by Dr. Daniel Goleman in his bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence - Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, strong emotional intelligence can have a profound impact on your personal and professional success! Come join us for an informative session that includes a self-scorable EI assessment that will provide you insight into your own and others' workplace behaviors!
Living with Ambiguity
Are you living with uncertainty right now? The economy, the State budget crisis, the collapsed housing market. At times, it seems too much to even comprehend.
Our fears and apprehensions about the world around us can negatively affect our work. We invite you to come and learn some ways to deal with the ambiguity you may be experiencing in your personal and professional life that could be impacting your ability to perform at an optimal level. This course will utilize class discussion and practical exercises within a supportive environment. We look forward to seeing you!
Personality Types and Career Choices
The key to enjoying your job begins with understanding who you really are! Each of us is born with innate personality preferences that affect how we look at the world, make decisions, organize our time and surroundings and communicate with others. These preferences do change and evolve over our lifetime, but our basic blueprint remains the same.
Studies indicate that the greatest career satisfaction is derived from using our natural gifts and talents in work that makes a difference. When the line between work and enjoyment is blurred, career satisfaction tends to be high! You're invited to join us for this workshop designed to help you understand your natural personality and how that knowledge can assist you in achieving greater career success!
Communicating Your Strengths
Most people find it difficult to articulate what they accomplish at work. They simply show up, do a good job, and don't think much about it. But understanding what you actually accomplish in a day's work can open up a whole new world of job satisfaction and career planning! Accomplishment statements should form the foundation of every good resume and should be at the center of every great job interview! Come join us and learn how to recognize your unique and important strengths and how to communicate those strengths effectively!
Career Trends for the 21st Century
Did you know that the average 18 year-old in American society will have between 12 - 15 different jobs and three completely different career paths by the time they retire? And even in this recessionary Arizona and national economy, the State's job search website, azstatejobs.gov, had 300 jobs listed on it as of last week. However, the State has had a net loss of nearly 8,000 positions in the past nine years.
What does all this mean? Come and join us for an informative session on what trends are happening with jobs and careers in the 21st century and how these trends can positively impact your career!
Thriving in an Ever-Changing Environment
Change - it's been said that it is the only constant. But at times doesn't it seem that the pace of change is just too fast? Or perhaps the volume of change appears overly burdensome. Change at work, home, in our finances or relationships - it can just become overwhelming! This supportive session will assist you in identifying the change and stressors in your life and will give you practical ideas on how to deal with change in this post-layoff work world.
Social Media and Job Search
Most people know that the best way to find a job is through networking. You can go to networking meetings, tap into your own personal network, or ask friends who they know. With the Internet buzzing with social media, there are similarly many ways to use social media to network here at the state and learn about different agencies, the work they do, and the people who make it all happen. Join us to learn how social media sites like Linked In can help you advance, make a career change or expand your knowledge base and your value to your state agency.
Getting My Next Job at the State -
Looking for a new opportunity here at the state? Azstatejobs.gov is the official website to go to when looking for your next job. This class will walk you through the application process and will provide you tips on how to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market through the use of key words, matching your resume to the job announcement and writing a customized cover letter that will get you noticed!
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Within any workplace, no matter how professional or functional, conflict will inevitably happen at one time or another. This workshop focuses on identifying the root cause of conflict and learning a model that focuses on collaboration so all parties can have a win-win at the end of the day!
Creating a Professional Workplace
Professionalism - what does that mean to you? We all want to work in a "professional" environment where we are treated with respect. But sometimes, unknowingly, situations occur that can be offensive to our teams and can harm productivity and employee engagement.
This 90-minute session covers respectful interactions, valuing differences and avoiding hostile work environment claims. Delivered in an interactive format, you will walk away with a greater awareness of yourself and others and increased sensitivity to those who may be different than you are.