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Career Development Workshops – Fall 2019

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POD will be hosting several professional development opportunities this fall with facilitator Rachel Falk. Please sign-up for these sessions using the included links to MyCareer@PCC.

The sessions scheduled are:

Interview Skills Workshop

Course Description: This is a 90-minute nuts and bolts workshop where you will learn how to best prepare for an interview so you stand out from the competition.

  • Learn Common Interview Formats and Processes
  • Review Commonly Asked Questions and Best Responses
  • Prepare and Practice to Gain Confidence and Be Yourself!

Date/Location Offered:

  • Tuesday October 8, 2019 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Southeast Campus

For more information, visit the Interview Skills Workshop event page in MyCareer@PCC.

CliftonStrengths (Strengthsfinder)

Take the CliftonStrengths online assessment to discover what you naturally do best and learn how to develop your greatest talents.

Learning outcomes for this training:

  • Learn the 34 CliftonStrengths and get a personalized report on your top 5 strengths
  • Explore how you currently use your strengths in both work and personal life
  • Increase your current job performance and satisfaction by using your strengths
  • Practice speaking and writing about your strengths with specificity and clarity
  • Get tips on how to articulate your strengths in meetings, cover letter, resume, job search and the interview process

***Please note: this workshop will require pre-work of taking a 1-hour online assessment prior to class. This is a beginners class for individuals who have never taken the Clifton Strengths (formerly Strengthfinder) assessment***

Dates/Locations Offered:

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Cascade Campus
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Rock Creek Campus

For more information, visit the StrengthsFinder event page in MyCareer@PCC.

Resume Workshop

Course Description: This is a 90-minute nuts and bolts workshop where you will learn best practices for resume writing and have time to make updates to your resume during class.

  • Learn popular resume formats
  • Practice writing Accomplishment Statements to bring your work experience to life
  • Acquire tools and tips to get your resume (and you!) seen as an eligible candidate

Date/Location Offered:

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Sylvania Campus

For more information, visit the Resume Workshop event page in MyCareer@PCC.

About Rachel Falk

Rachel Falk is a Career and Personal Development Counselor and an experienced trainer in areas of career development. She helps employees, students and entrepreneurs navigate career transitions. She has worked as a career development specialist at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Community College and Clark College. Currently, Rachel is a Faculty Counselor at Mt. Hood Community College where she works as a career and mental health counselor and an instructor in the Human Development department, as well. Rachel holds a masters degree from Portland State University in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling, a specialized credential to serve individuals with disabilities. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner and Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner. Prior to becoming a Career and Personal Development Counselor, Rachel developed and managed a successful creative marketing communications firm for more than a decade in Portland, OR, named Dojo Agency.



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