On the Horizon – February 4, 2011

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Feb. 9

Building relationships to build your business

The Small Business Development Center will host a class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 about how to develop a strategic approach to attaining business goals, the basics of social networking and relationship marketing and how to develop a plan to achieve social networking success. The class will be held at the Ent Federal Credit Union Corporate Offices, 7350 Campus Drive, 2nd floor. Call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 to register.

Feb. 26

Springs regional history competition

The final rounds of the Colorado Springs Regional National History Day competition are scheduled for 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at Palmer Hall and Tutt Science Center. Attendance is free.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will hold the following workshops in January. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register with Connecting Colorado, the state job search database, at www.connectingcolorado.com.

Workforce Center Orientation

9 or 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Online Job Search and Applications

10 a.m. to noon Jan. 13 and 27

CSI: Career Scene Investigation

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

A hands-on, exploration tool to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages, and labor market information for clues to your career plan.

Basic computer skills needed. To register, call (719) 667 -3790.

Self Employment: The Driver’s Seat

9 to 10 a.m., Jan 6 and 20

For those who want to be the boss and have an entrepreneurial personality. Explore a range of business start-up resources on enterprise zones, marketing and regulations. Register online at www.ppwfc.org

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

January 19, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

January 26, 10:30 to noon

This workshop provides hands-on help with complex Federal Job Application process. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for veterans’ sessions.

Managing Stress

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Learn tips and techniques for dealing with stress. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Job Search: Interview Skills and Network Techniques

9 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesdays

Interviewing begins with networking – both in person and online via social media. Learn techniques to mine for job leads, answer interview questions and negotiate salary. Register online at www.ppwfc.org or call (719) 667-3790.

Resume ‘Righting!’ – Resume and Portfolio Design

These sessions provide intermediate to advanced resume and portfolio guidance.

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays

10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Network Groups: Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Search Group: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

50+ Job Seekers Group: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

Veterans: Regular sessions on Jan. 5 and 12, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for the veteran’s session.