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Job Seekers Open Lab- Ohio Means Jobs online

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

There are many great resources available on the Ohio Means Jobs website. Join staff members from the Job Center as they discuss the features and services available through this helpful online site.

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Working with Wildlife

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Come meet Rebecca Jaramillo, Director of the Glen Helen Raptor Center, and her live avian ambassadors!  Learn how the Center rehabilitates injured birds of prey, and what careers and volunteer opportunities exist for people interested in working with wildlife.
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Ready? Set! BREAK!!!.. Redefine the path you always thought you'd be traveling

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room
Job transitions are tough! Sometimes we leave positions and other times they leave us, either way our path changes. We can choose to navigate the change or allow ourselves to be swept through without understanding the decisions we are making for our future. Spend an hour or so with Kristi Maxwell, Modernization Change Specialist, Quantrum-LLC, learning tips on taking control of this transition and learning how to find your new normal.
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Your Career Plan: Choice Not Chance, Session 1

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Understand the four barriers (time, uncertainty, inertia and skills gap) to moving your career forward;  This session gets you thinking about what might be holding you back and building specific plans to overcome what is holding you back.
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Appearance, Attitude and Confidence

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression!  This workshop is designed to help participants learn how to select the right clothes for the right job, how to decode a professional dress code, and how to craft a professional image that will help them gain a job and continually succeed in the workplace.  Conducted by the Workplace Image Institute of Clothes That Work. 
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Your Career Plan: Choice, Not Chance, Session 2

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Build self-awareness of your assets (skills, experiences,etc.), what drives you and what you are passionate about. This session gets you thinking more about what is really important and meaningful to you. 
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Job Seekers Open Lab- Positioning Yourself for a Modern Day Job Search

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

This session will help allow people in transition to see how job searching has changed over the years, especially with respect to resumes, LinkedIn, networking and transferable skills. The goal is to give participants a starting point for dealing with those changes. This will be an interactive session where the participants begin to build the elements of a Modern Day Job Search.


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Behaviors Beyond the Handbook

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
The way you act at work can have a profound impact on your professional image.  Certain behaviors will help you advance at work, while others can keep you from getting raises and new opportunities.  This workshop helps participants learn how to best function as part of a team, how to avoid conflict at work, and how to gain respect from both coworkers and managers.  Conducted by the Workplace Image Institute of Clothes That Work.  
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Communication: Your Power Tool

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
Sending the wrong message can damage your credibility, whether you intended to do so or not.  This workshop helps participants learn how to craft and send the right message in the workplace, create awareness of nonverbal communications and their impact, and provide advice on sounding professional whether it be through face to face communication, phone calls, written documents, social media, or text messages.  Conducted by the Workplace Image Institute of Clothes That Work.  
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Your Career Plan: Choice, Not Chance, Session 3

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Design your personal career map and what problem you want to solve/need you want to meet. The goal of this session is for you to begin to put together your career map - where you are today, where you want to get to and the path you want to take to get you there.
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Bank On It

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
Your financial health can impact your ability to gain a job, especially if the position involves being around large sums of money or valuable items.  Knowing how to properly manage your finances can have a positive impact on your overall professional image. This workshop is designed to help participants learn how to manage a budget, maintain good credit, and understand a bank statement.  Presented by PNC in partnership with the Workplace Image Institute of Clothes That Work.
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Resume Creation and Job Applications

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Conference Room
Learn different ways to create a basic resume using Word templates and WinWay Resume, and how to save it to a flashdrive or email. Using our online Databases you will learn job searching and the basics of applying to a job electronically and uploading your resume. 
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Social Media: Your Frenemy?

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
Do you know how your profile looks to a potential employer?  Your online presence can impact your professional image both negatively and positively.  This workshop is designed to help participants learn how to use social media to enhance their professional image, how to avoid the mistake zones, and how to use social media for job seeking and advancement. Conducted by the Workplace Image Institute of Clothes That Work. 
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Networking: Putting Yourself in a Winning Position

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
Some of the most exciting job opportunities can only be found by meeting and talking to other people.  This workshop is designed to help participants learn where to find networking opportunities, how to effectively maintain a meaningful conversation, and provide the opportunity to practice effective networking techniques.  Conducted by the Workplace Image Institute of Clothes That Work.  
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Market Research That Won't Break the Bank

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! Join Dayton Metro Library’s Business Services Librarian who will demonstrate how you can use free library resources to: Identify potential customers; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Analyze potential business locations. This event is sponsored by the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and will be held at 714 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You must call 937-281-0118 to register.
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Job Seekers- Using STAR Storytelling to Ace Your Interview

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room

Inspiring career coach Robin Brun will walk job seekers through the STAR technique for providing rich details and examples when answering challenging interview questions.

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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Job Seekers Open Lab- Resumes and Online Applications

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Ohio Means Jobs will be on hand to help with creating simple resumes and reviewing existing resumes. Also learn how to apply for jobs online and upload resumes and application materials.
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Registration begins 8/1/2018 at 8:00 AM

Is Business Ownership For You?

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A

In this informative presentation, franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. Highlights include:

·        Why consider business ownership? Advantages and disadvantages

·         Determining your ideal business model: Build, buy or franchise

·         Economic overview and business trends

·         Much more than food: Myths of franchise ownership

·         Funding options and building equity as an exit strategy

·         How the SBDC, SBA and SCORE can help

Advance registration is required. Register by calling 937-496-8631 or register at Dayton.score.org.

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Your Career Plan: Choice Not Chance, Session 1

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Understand the four barriers (time, uncertainty, inertia and skills gap) to moving your career forward;  This session gets you thinking about what might be holding you back and building specific plans to overcome what is holding you back.
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Job Seekers- Surviving and Thriving in a "Gig" Economy

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Miami Township
Community Room

Job Seekers often encounter employment opportunities that are short term or temporary, but it can be very hard pursue those opportunities if full-time work is just around the corner. Teresa Wilkerson of Staffmark will discuss the pros and cons of working with staffing agencies and accepting “temp to hire” and contract employment.

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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Launch Point Blue, 2nd Floor
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Your Career Plan: Choice, Not Chance, Session 2

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Build self-awareness of your assets (skills, experiences,etc.), what drives you and what you are passionate about. This session gets you thinking more about what is really important and meaningful to you. 
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Job Seekers Open Lab- Library and online resources

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

Get a competitive edge before an interview by researching the company using library resources. Find company profiles online. Learn about hiring trends and how to answer tricky interview questions with free online resources. 

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