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Joyce K. Taylor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4245
Fax: (540) 674-3663
E-mail: jtaylor@nr.edu

Amanda J. Allen
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4301
Fax: (540) 674-3663
E-mail: ajallen@nr.edu
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For Immediate Release


NRCC to host employment workshops in January

12/20/2012

New River Community College will host a series of free workshops in January aimed at refining job search and employment skills. The workshops will instructed by NRCC’s career advisors and will be available at both the college’s campus in Dublin and the New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg.

Workshop topics include “Finding a Job in the REAL World,” “Resume Writing for Today’s Employers,” “Successful Job Interviewing” and “Am I Losing a Job to Facebook?”

“Finding a Job in the REAL World” will be instructed by Pam Herrmann and will help participants examine basic strategies for conducting an effective job search campaign and how to top into the hidden job market. Participants may choose from available sessions at the NRV Mall Site on Wednesday, January 9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It will also be offered on campus in Dublin on Thursday January 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

“Resume Writing for Today’s Employers” will be instructed by Rod Reedy and will provide information and resources for participants to create professional documents. Available sessions for this workshop are Wednesday, January 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the NRV Mall site and Thursday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on campus in Dublin.

“Successful Job Interviewing” will be instructed by Chad Nash and will teach participants research techniques for improving their chances during an interview and questions they need to ask potential employers. Available sessions are Wednesday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the NRV Mall site and Thursday, January 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on campus in Dublin.

“Am I Losing a Job to Facebook?” will be instructed by Dr. Jon Wenrich and will help participants understand how others see them through various social media platforms, how those platforms work and what participants can do to improve their online appearance. This workshop will be offered on Wednesday, January 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the NRV Mall site and Thursday, January 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the a-campus in Dublin.

No pre-registration is required to attend any of the workshops. For more information, contact the NRCC Office of Workforce Development at 540-674-3613.

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