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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 -
April and May 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, April 1st, 2015, 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.

New! Personal Branding

We have invited Robyn Williams, Director of Programs for Women Helping Women/Men2Work, to present this popular workshop as a kickoff to our Spring series of Job Launch Workshops! Come and learn why your personal brand is important in the job search! Learn how to describe yourself in a way that sets you apart from other your peers!

Cost is FREE! Sign-up is required. To sign up, please call (949) 552-2727.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Families Forward, 8 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618
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Resumes - Part 1
“Put Your Work Into Words"
Wednesday, April 8th
10AM - 12 Noon
Powerful resumes get calls!

  • Learn to build a powerful resume one step at a time.
  • Take home handouts and worksheets to make the task easy!
Resumes - Part 2
"Sharpen Your Resume For The Hit"
Wednesday, April 15th
10AM - 12 Noon
Targeted resumes get interviews!

  • Learn how to put your resume onto the employer’s radar!
  • Get around tricky ATS software to the “humans” in HR!
Interview Power-Up
Wednesday, April 22
10AM - 12 Noon
Commanding interviews set you apart!

  • Create an answer to that tricky “Tell me about yourself.”
  • Learn to uncover interviewers’ hidden concerns.
Tackling Tough Questions
Wednesday, April 29
10 AM – 12 Noon
Tricky questions take preparation!

  • Learn to answer: “What salary are you looking for?”
  • Learn how to answer “illegal” and “weakness” questions!
Key Strategies for Success!
Wednesday, May 6
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!
Suit Yourself
Wednesday, May 13
10 AM – 11:30 AM
First impressions make a difference!

  • Discover what to wear to tell the employer you’re a “good fit!”

Last Updated: 2/26/2015


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