Job Seeker Workshops

The Arlington Employment Center is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule an appointment with the Arlington Employment Center, call 703.228.1400 or click here.    To schedule an appointment with the Virginia Employment Commission, click here.

Get career ready!  Arlington Employment Center’s workshops cover resumes, interviewing, federal hiring, and job search. Sign up today for these virtual and interactive workshops and jumpstart your next career.

Behavioral Interview Questions

Have you ever been asked a question that starts with “Tell me about a time when …” or “Give me an example of when …” in an interview? In this interactive workshop, participants will understand how to recognize behavioral interview questions. Learn how to answer these types of questions using a four-part strategy and see that strategy in action with sample responses. Most importantly, draft your own responses to these types of questions and practice responses with others. Click here to sign up.

 

 

Common Interview Questions

 

Congratulations! You got the interview. Now what? In this interactive workshop, learn about common interview questions, including why interviewers ask them and how to answer. See examples of responses to common interview questions andthink about your own responses.  Click here to sign up.

 

Cover Letter Basics

 

In this interactive workshop, learn about the parts of a cover letter and types of cover letters. Using a checklist, learn what should and should not be included in a cover letter and how to format a cover letter. Click here to sign up.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This interactive workshop is intended for job seekers who are brand new to cover letters, do not have a cover letter, or have not written a cover letter in a long time.

 

 

Federal Resume and Hiring

Write a winning federal resume that results in an interview.  Learn about the hiring process and what programs can give you an edge, along with Special Hiring Authorities that can reduce the level of competitiveness and find jobs not listed on USAJobs. Click here to sign up.

 


Job Search Tools

In this interactive workshop, learn why job search websites are essential to job search. Using Arlington Employment Center's Job Board as an example, create an account, search for jobs, save jobs, and automate job alerts. Learn why it's important to save resume to job search websites and how to apply for jobs on job search websites. You'll also receive resources for the top job search websites. Click here to sign up.

Polish Your Resume Series

Have you used your resume on hundreds of applications but haven’t gotten an interview yet? It’s time to polish your resume. In this three-part, interactive workshop, you will learn how to target your resume to apply for the jobs you want. Click here to sign up.

PLEASE NOTE: This interactive workshop is for people who already have a resume. If you do NOT have a resume, attend our Resume Basics workshop first.

***IMPORTANT***: Make sure you sign up for Part 1, Part 2, AND Part 3

 

 

 

 

Resume Basics

In this interactive workshop, learn about the parts of a resume and types of resumes. Using a checklist to evaluate sample resumes, learn what should and should not be included in a resume and how to format a resume. Click here to sign up.

 

Tell Me About Yourself

Have you ever been asked “Tell me about yourself” in an interview or at a networking event? In this interactive workshop, understand why interviewers ask this question and why it’s important to answer well. Learn how to answer this question using a three-part strategy and see that strategy in action with sample responses. You’ll even come up with your own response and practice it with others.  Click here to sign up.