Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills Workshops are available to you at the JobLink Career Center. The following page gives you a description of each workshop and how to sign-up.

To see a list of dates and times that these workshops are offered, please click the schedule link in the menu on the left.

Behavioral Interviewing
This technique is used by many employers to learn about your past behavior in specific work situations. Why? Because past performance can predict future success. All interviews at the V.A. are behavioral or performance based. This workshop is for all job seekers, whether applying for jobs at the V.A. or with other employers. Learn the steps for responding most effectively to these questions and practice these steps with an assigned behavioral question.
Finding the Fit — Myers Briggs Type Inventory
Choosing a job or changing careers is a major decision - one that requires careful thought, research and planning. The better you know yourself, the better your decisions. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore your personality preferences and how they can help you identify the best fit in a job or career. You will complete the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory prior to this workshop.
Identifying Career Interests
Complete a questionnaire to help in identifying your job/career interests and receive a computer-generated report listing jobs you would be happiest with, based on your interests. Discuss your assessment results and take a tour of websites where you can research a variety of jobs, their projected growth and pay rates.
Interviewing And Salary Negotiation
A resume may get you the interview, but the interview gets you the job. Learn how to clearly communicate your strengths, skills and experiences so employers easily see you’re the best candidate for the job. Topics include the importance of first impressions, verbal and non-verbal communication, and responses to: 1) the most commonly asked interview questions; 2) "problem" questions; and 3) behavioral based interview questions. Salary negotiation strategies will also be discussed.
LinkedIn — Networking in the Virtual World
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with over 225 million members and growing rapidly, connecting you with other professionals to make you more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do. We'll provide needed information for building your profile so you can begin using LinkedIn as part of your job search. Increase your visibility so employers and recruiters can find you. It's the place to turn for new opportunities!
Mastering Online Applications
Almost all companies are using online applications and it seems that each one is different. This workshop will provide tips for navigating the online application process successfully. In addition, you will learn about Applicant Tracking Systems and how employers use them to grade your application based on keywords you provide. For many companies, applying online is the only way to get hired. Attend this workshop to increase your job possibilities.
Networking — The Most Effective Way to Find a Job
Meeting with people face to face is more important now than ever. Today, employers deal with a sea of online applications. Being able to connect your face with one of those applications could be just the thing that makes you stand out above the rest. In this workshop, learn the basics of "in-person" networking for identifying job leads and openings, and write a self-sell statement for introducing yourself to the many new contacts you'll be making.
USA Jobs — Applying for Federal Jobs
Learn the correct way to apply for federal jobs, whether it is at the V.A. or another federal agency. This one hour workshop will be followed by one hour in the computer lab with the facilitator providing individual assistance with your federal applications.
W.I.A. Financial Assistance
The Workforce Investment Act provides funding to assist eligible individuals obtain vocational training. This workshop covers training programs, eligibility guidelines and registration process.
Do you have the skills for the job of your dreams? Want a concrete way to market your skills to employers? WorkKeys is a set of standardized assessments for determining skill levels in the following areas: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. WorkKeys was developed to assist employers in their recruiting efforts.
Write A Winning Resume — Part 1 & 2
Your resume is the most important marketing tool for your job search. In this two-part workshop, learn how to write the most effective resume for getting an interview and the job. The focus will be on presenting your strengths, skills, experiences, accomplishments and credentials so employers can easily see you're a great fit for the job. In addition, you will learn how to write and format electronic resumes that can easily be read by the scanning software used on most online application websites. (NOTE: You must attend Part 1 of this workshop before signing up for Part 2.)

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please sign up by calling NCWorks Career Center Asheville at (828) 251-6200. You may also sign up by visiting our office located at 48 Grove Street in downtown Asheville.