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Oakland County launching virtual career workshops for those impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 8:37 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 10:01:04-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Oakland County Michigan Works! is launching a series of virtual workshops for those impacted by COVID-19 who are looking for new job opportunities.

The one-hour guided sessions are aimed to help prepare people for their next career opportunity.

“Getting our residents back to work is one of our top priorities as the economy begins to reopen and businesses resume operations,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “Oakland County Michigan Works! provides valuable career assistance and these virtual workshops give people expert advice that can lead to future employment and a meaningful career.”

The workshops, hosted by trained career counselors, are being held online now through June.

Topics include:

  • Resume writing
  • Job interview tips
  • The language of LinkedIn
  • Career transitions
  • Gig jobs
  • Unemployment and budgeting
  • Budgeting decisions

To register for a workshop or view the schedule, click here.

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