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May programs at Presque Isle CareerCenter

Posted April 28, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine —  The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces May programming for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also “like” the CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presque-Isle-CareerCenter/272239134751?ref=br_tf . Events are held at the Presque Isle CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street, unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Employer Panel (Houlton)May 2,  9 a.m.; Resume and Interview Workshops: 1 p.m.

Come to the Houlton Higher Education Center, 18 Military Street, Friday morning and speak with five local employers and find out what they look for in job candidates, on resumes and in interviews. Bring your resume with you and questions to ask, and take advantage of this face-to-face opportunity. Resume and interview workshops will begin at 1 p.m.

Creating Winning Resumes: May 7, 14, 21 and 28,  9 a.m. to noon

Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

Financial Aid: May 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m. to noon

Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Pre-register at 1-800-281-3703 orhttp://meoc.maine.edu

OSHA Record Keeping: May 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Recording workplace injuries on OSHA forms. Call 207-623-7900 for more information.

Computer Boot Camp Workshop: May 9, 9 a.m.

Do you have difficulty working with computers?  Would you like to spruce up your technological skills?  Call today and reserve your seat for the next computer boot camp.  Contact Pete Lento at 760-6318

Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History: May 169 a.m.

Do you have a criminal background? Are you having trouble finding work? This workshop will give job search tips, suggestions on how to respond to those hard-to-answer questions and identify where best to seek employment that will lead to a successful job search.

Gateways to Employment (Presque Isle): May 239 a.m.

Want to jump start your job search?! Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application

Gateways to Employment (Houlton): May 279 a.m.

Want to jump start your job search?! Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application. Workshop will be held at the Houlton Higher Ed Center, 18 Military Street in Houlton.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com .

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