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Employment is vital to a family’s self-sufficiency and stability. Without a job, parents cannot provide the necessary food and safe shelter children require. At Families Forward our primary goal is to support families so that their children will regain security and stability.

Families Forward’s innovative Career Coaching program equips clients with current, lifelong job search skills, and empowers them with the confidence they need for achieving and maintaining workplace productivity. Career Workshops are available for any individual in need of assistance in the job search process.

See below for the list of upcoming workshops. Please contact 949-552-2727 to be placed on our interest list. Please note that childcare will not be provided during these workshops.

Free "Job Launch" Workshops -
January, February, and March 2015
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Located at: 8 Thomas (at the corner of Muirlands and Thomas), Irvine, CA 92618

Families Forward Job Launch Workshops begins a brand new six week series on Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, January 28, from 10-12 at our program center at 8 Thomas in Irvine!

These six workshops can be taken as stand-alone sessions or as a complete series. They are designed to update you or your client with the latest strategies for maneuvering the search maze – from creating a powerful, targeted resume and answering tough questions, to learning how to overcome age issues and negotiate salary.

The workshops, including all materials, are free and open to anyone of any age from any community. All that is necessary is a fairly good grasp of English. Please call Families Forward at (949) 552-2727 to sign up.

Resumes - Part 1
“Put Your Work Into Words"
Wednesday, January 28
10AM - 12 Noon
Powerful resumes get calls!

  • Learn to build a powerful resume one step at a time.
  • Write accomplishments that make employers want you!
  • Summarize your work so it’s relevant and to the point.
Resumes - Part 2
"Sharpen Your Resume For The Hit"
Wednesday, February 4
10AM - 12 Noon
Targeted resumes get interviews!

  • Learn how to put your resume onto the employer’s radar.
  • Learn to outwit Application Tracking software (ATS)!
  • Discover the difference between ATS and scannable resumes!
Interview Power-Up
Wednesday, February 11
10AM - 12 Noon
Commanding interviews set you apart!

  • Create an answer to that tricky “Tell me about yourself.”
  • Learn to flush out and deal with employer’s “hesitations.”
Tackling Tough Questions
Wednesday, February 18
10 AM – 12 Noon
Tricky questions take preparation!

  • Learn to answer: “What salary are you looking for?”
  • Develop answers for your tough or “illegal” questions!
Key Strategies for Success!
Wednesday, February 25
10 AM – 12 Noon
Tough markets demand competitive strategies!

  • Prove your skills with STAR-POWER story answers.
  • Learn how not to “act your age” when age could be an issue!
  • Discover new ways to keep yourself competitive!
Suit Yourself
Wednesday, March 4
10 AM – 11:30 AM
First impressions make a difference!

  • Discover what styles suit your body type best.
  • Learn how to maximize the clothes you already have!
  • Learn the difference between power suit and business casual.

Last Updated: 01/16/2015


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