College offers free workshops to help unemployed

Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in October. No advance registration is required.

#UsingSocialMedia and Networking as Job Search Tools will be offered on Oct. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center in Mount Airy. Participants can learn how to expand their work search efforts to include social media and networking. Learn the dos and don’ts of social media, the best ways to utilize online job search engines, and how to use social media sites like LinkedIn to discover job opportunities. Improve networking skills and learn to use NCWorks Virtual Recruiter and Job Search features in the most beneficial ways at this workshop.

In Transition… will be offered on Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center in Mount Airy. This class is for those currently in professional transition whether seeking something new after the loss of a long-term job, looking to make a career change, or reentering the workforce after a period of absence. Learn how to seek employment in today’s job market and meet employers’ expectations. Use NCWorks Alison to discover types of jobs that interest you, search and apply for jobs, and create resumes. Discover training opportunities, useful job search tools, interview tips, and how to keep a job once hired.

Dynamic Interview Tips will be offered on Oct. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center. Learn the ins and outs of the interview process from preparing beforehand to what you should do after. Gain valuable insight on popular interview questions, what a potential employer cannot ask, what to wear to an interview, and how to address questions related to having a criminal record, age, and other barriers to employment.

For information about any of the human resources development workshops, contact Carmen Eldridge (336) 386-3683 or

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