Workshops

Complete list of workshops for this month

Ulster Works offers workshops for job seekers on a variety of topics to assist you with your job search.  New workshops are offered periodically, so check often for updates.  Look over the descriptions of our current workshop offerings, and see which ones might enhance your job search.

Workshop participants must register at the OneStop.  Pre-registration is required for all workshops. 
Please call 845-338-4696 or sign up at the front desk at the OneStop.

Do You Think Your Age is Holding You Back
If you think you’re not getting hired because of your age, let’s talk about your approach in the labor market and how to sell or sharpen your skills. Become computer proficient, take peer mentoring workshops, emphasize effort/willingness to learn, take on new projects, describe self as “flexible” and having “high energy” and “positive attitude”; learn new skills, use social media.  No pre-registration required.

Government Employment Workshop
Receive insight into potential opportunities and benefits of Civil Service employment. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Internet Job Search Workshop
Learn how to use free email sites, how to set up and use email and how to use the internet to conduct an effective job search. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Interviewing Techniques Workshop
Learn how to prepare and research for interviews, and how to address perceived barriers.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Job Search Workshop
Register for this workshop for helpful tips on how to tap into the job market using tools such as, indeed.com, O*NET, and Google alerts.  Discuss feelings of job losss, what is illegal to ask by an employer, basic resume and cover letter review, and how to search Labor Market Information.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Job Tips for the Ex-Offender
This workshop stresses the key ingredients in gaining and maintaining employment: Resume prep, transferring skills, tackling tough interview questions, realistic expectations, openly talking about your past and Never Giving Up!  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Learn How to Deal with Stress
Come to this interactive workshop identifying causes and symptoms of stress and discover ways to manage, eliminate or cope with it…don’t be in denial, recognize stressors and adjust to them in healthy ways! Whether you are recently separated from the military, a college graduate, relocating, switching careers or just unhappy with your current position, finding that dream job requires more than just applying for advertised job openings. A job seeker's ability to stay positive and motivated matters just as much as any resume, cover letter or interview.  No pre-registration required.

Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness throughout the Job Search-
Learn strategies for maintaining optimal mental health & wellness during the job search. Explore wellness supports & services in the community.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Mock Interviewing Workshop
Experts agree that practicing before going to an interview is a must!  This interactive session will address top interview questions and answers.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Resume Preparation
Resume dos and don’ts. Discuss the value of having a resume and good cover letter.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

SSI/SSDI Recipients: Ticket to Work Orientation and Information
Discuss the Ticket to Work Program, SSI/SSDI Work Incentives, Employment Networks and how returning to work effects benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search- LinkedIn  
Learn the basics of LinkedIn and how it can be used in your job search.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search- Facebook
Are you afraid of social media and facebook in particular but want to know what all the fuss is about?  Then this workshop is for you!  Learn how to set up a facebook account and how to use it effectively in your job search.   This is a hands on workshop in our computer lab and the expectation is that you will set up a personal facebook account while in the workshop.  If possible bring a photo electronically that you would like to use as your profile picture.  The facilitator will provide step by step instructions on how to set up an account and give tips on using the account especially as it pertains to job searching.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to register.

Veteran Civil Service - 
Learn how to conduct a job search with local counties, NYS and the federal government. Don’t let your military time go to waste, apply it toward your retirement or get points on exams if you have a service-connected disability and/or an expeditionary medal or combat badge.

Veteran Job Search and the Local Labor Market-
Recently separated or been out of the service for years? Either way, let’s get together to talk about how to conduct an effective job search, who is hiring veterans, what employers are really looking for, how to translate your military experience/skills, and interviewing like a civilian. This is open to veterans and eligible family members only.

Veteran Workshop, New Mission, New Purpose
Recently separated or been out of the service for year?  Either way, let's get together ot talk about how to conduct an effective job search, who is hiring veterans, what employers are really looking for, how to translate your military experience/skills and interviewing like a civilian.  This is open to veterans and eligible family members only.  

When the Money Gets Tight
Information will be provided about government assistance available in Ulster County. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 338-4696 to sign up.