Workforce and Business Development

  • 2018 Feb 21

    Becoming a Skilled Interviewer

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Prepare for every step in the interview process—from the phone interview to the crucial final meeting. Whether you are an experienced or novice interviewer, this session will help you learn how to put your best forward and respond to questions with more confidence and conviction!

    Participants will gain an understanding of behavioral interviewing, practice giving descriptive answers, and learn questions you legally can and cannot be asked. Attendees will also be given a packet with practice questions and a tip sheet for writing thank you notes.

    Individuals...

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  • 2018 Feb 26

    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 03 2018 except Mon Feb 19 2018, Mon May 28 2018, Mon Sep 03 2018, Mon Oct 08 2018, Mon Nov 12 2018.
    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Connecting with other job seekers can make all the difference between exhaustion and enthusiasm. Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques. You are invited to exchange job leads, business cards, resumes, networking techniques, and interviewing tips. The topics addressed each week are based on input from the group—so come prepared to articulate the kind of job you are seeking.

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  • 2018 Feb 27

    Grow Your Business Through the Art of Networking

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and SCORE Boston for a free workshop on growing your business through networking. Explore specific strategies for successfully increasing contacts during networking events and learn follow-up techniques for enhancing opportunities with your contacts.

    RSVP on the SCORE website.

     

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  • 2018 Feb 27

    Follow Up Letters and Thank You Notes That Work

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Have you had, or are you about to have, a job interview and want to differentiate yourself from other candidates? Have you had networking meetings where people offered referrals or information and you want to show your appreciation?

    In this workshop you will learn how to use follow-up letters and thank you notes to stand out from the crowd during your job search process.

    Learn how to highlight your enthusiasm and suitability for a position and/or industry, timeliness in sending letters and notes, how to keep your name at the front of the list of...

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  • 2018 Feb 28

    Intermediate Microsoft Word for Allston-Brighton Residents

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    In this course, you’ll learn to use Word more efficiently by automating tasks and creating complex documents that include lists, tables, charts, graphics, and newsletter layouts and will merge data to personalize correspondence and labels.

    Prerequisites: Microsoft Word for Beginners or equivalent knowledge.

    Agenda:

    1. Working with Tables and Charts
    2. Customizing Formats Using Styles and Themes
    3. Using Images in a Document
    4. Creating Custom Graphic Elements
    5. ...
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  • 2018 Mar 01

    Navigating Your Career

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Are you feeling lost in your career or unsure about your career future? This workshop, facilitated by Jane McHale, will help you plan your career strategies and set clear goals—one step at a time. Participants will gain a better understanding of where they are in their career, learn the four stages of career planning, and work on the next steps towards achieving their career goals.

    This session serves as an introduction to the Workforce Development offerings at the Harvard Portal and will be a guide for choosing the programs that fit your needs.

    Jane McHale...

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  • 2018 Mar 05

    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Connecting with other job seekers can make all the difference between exhaustion and enthusiasm. Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques. You are invited to exchange job leads, business cards, resumes, networking techniques, and interviewing tips. The topics addressed each week are based on input from the group—so come prepared to articulate the kind of job you are seeking.

    ...

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  • 2018 Mar 06

    Microsoft Word Practice Session

    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Harvard Ed Portal members will be guided through practice activities to refresh their Microsoft Word skills.  Activities are based on beginner and intermediate skill level.  It is recommended you attend our Beginner or Intermediate Word class before registering.

    Please note: You must be a member of the Harvard Ed Portal, live in Allston-Brighton or be the parent/guardian of a student who attends the Gardner Pilot Academy to attend this course. The Harvard Ed Portal reserves the right to cancel RSVP for registrants who do not meet...

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  • 2018 Mar 07

    Intermediate Microsoft Excel for Allston-Brighton Residents

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    This course is intended for Harvard Ed Portal members who wish to begin using higher-level Excel functionality to analyze and present data.

    Prerequisites: Beginner Microsoft Excel 2016 or equivalent experience.

    Course Objectives: Learn to create advanced workbooks and worksheets, including advanced formulas, tables, PivotTables, PivotCharts and data filtering.

    Course Outline:

    1. Customizing the Excel Environment
    2. ...
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  • 2018 Mar 09

    Microsoft Excel Practice Session

    9:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Need a refresher on your Microsoft Excel skills?  Join us for a practice session.

    Harvard Ed Portal members will be guided through practice activities to refresh their Microsoft Excel skills.  Activities are based on beginner and intermediate skill level.  It is recommended you attend our Beginner or Intermediate Excel class before registering.

    Please note: You must be a member of the Harvard Ed Portal, live in Allston-Brighton or be the parent/guardian of a student who attends the Gardner Pilot Academy...

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