Workforce Development Month

September 2022

September is Workforce Development Month and is celebrated annually by connecting people with employment opportunities in their communities. In recognition, the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is offering several special virtual and in-person events during September 2022 that speak to a variety of community interests and needs. For virtual events, it is recommended that you have both camera and microphone capabilities on your device to enhance your event experience. Check out the events below and register today.

Coffee & Career Chat
Thursday, September 8, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Workforce Resource Center  

Drop by outside of the Workforce Resource Center for coffee and job searching conversation with Center staff. Also, receive a tour of Center resources, learn about services, and take the opportunity to sign up for workshops or other events. 
No registration necessary. 

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How to Job Search for Remote Work 
Monday, September 12, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Virtual    

Presented by Sheila Murphy, Flex Professionals, LLC
What is going on in this NOVA job market? How easy or hard is it to find and keep a remote job? This session will give you job market insights from a local recruiter (and she is hiring!) as well as lots of practical tips -- resume, networking, interviewing, and more -- for finding a job that offers a remote work environment or the kind of flexibility that meets your needs.   
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.

Let’s Go To Work!
Two sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Virtual  
  • Tuesday, September 13, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., Workforce Resource Center (Spanish language interpretation available)

Presented by Judy Galen, Employer Outreach Specialist, Loudoun County Commuter Services 
Explore options and incentives for riding transit for an upcoming job interview and to and from work. Meet one-on-one with Loudoun County Commuter Services for a personalized trip planning session and answers to your questions about your commuting options including buses, Metrorail, carpools, and vanpools.
Registration required for virtual session only. Register here. 

Resumes and Cover Letters: Make Yours Stand Out
Three sessions: 

  • Wednesday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Sterling Library 
  • Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Rust Library 
  • Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Gum Spring Library

Presented by Karen McClelland, Training Coordinator, Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
Writing a quality resume and cover letter begins with a compelling, targeted summary of your employment objective, skills, and experiences. Learn the essentials of writing your resume and cover letter so that you stand a better chance of getting noticed by hiring managers.
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.

10 Crucial Steps for Success in IT 
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Virtual  

Presented by Keri Browne, IT Career Coach and Founder of The Excellence Network 
Interested in starting a career in Information Technology? This webinar will allow you to hear from real world IT professionals that hire and manage IT personnel in daily operations. They will be available to answer your IT related career questions and give you some guidance as you look to start your IT career. 
Register here. 

Top 10 Reasons You Didn’t Get Hired
Thursday, September 15, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Virtual 

Presented by Karen McClelland, Training Coordinator & Michael Bozeth, Employer Services Coordinator, Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
There could be any number of reasons you're not getting the job that you're after. Is there something you're doing - or not doing - to lessen your chances of getting a job offer? 
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.

Rust Library Resource Fair
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Rust Library

Visit our table at this event to learn more about programs and services to support your career journey. 
No registration necessary. 

Virtual Job Fair 
Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Virtual 

In celebration of Workforce Development Month, join us to virtually meet with 20 Loudoun employers who are actively hiring from various industries. Employers will be offering diverse employment opportunities - there is something for everyone!
Register here. 

LinkedIn Profile Headshot Photography (by appointment only)
Two sessions: 

  • September 19, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Workforce Resource Center - Blue Ridge Room
  • September 20, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Workforce Resource Center - Blue Ridge Room

Complimentary from Alimond Photography Studio 
First impressions count and making a lasting one on LinkedIn with a professional photo is strongly encouraged. Register for one free professional headshot photo session with participants receiving a digital copy of their photo. All participants will be emailed additional instructions and tips on best practices of how to prepare for their session.
Schedule an appointment here. 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MTBI®) 
Wednesday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Workforce Resource Center 

Presented by Karen McClelland, Training Coordinator, Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
Build a foundation for personal and professional growth by taking and understanding a market-leading personality inventory. Also learn about how MBTI® types can bring about positive communication at work. 
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops

Where’s the Remote Work in Northern Virginia? 
Thursday, September 22, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Virtual     

Presented by Tucker Plumlee, Associate Director of Labor Market Intelligence, Northern VA Community College
A lively presentation of data on remote work trends in Northern Virginia, with a focus on the industries and occupations where remote work is most prominent based on regional job postings. 
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.

Avoiding Remote Work Scams 
Monday, September 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Virtual  

Presented by Michael Bozeth, Employer Services Coordinator, Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
Ever seen a remote work job that looked too good to be true? Is it real or is it a scam? In this workshop, learn about some tell-tale signs to help identify deceiving job postings and some not so obvious examples of real remote work scams. Plus, learn some insider information on how the Human Resources recruitment process is supposed to work with remote work job offers.
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.

Your Transition Mindset
Wednesday, September 28, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Virtual

Presented by Tamara Wolf, Life Coach and Founder of Full Spectrum Living
You know the tactical things you need to do for your job search, but you may be overlooking the most powerful tool in your job search arsenal. Your mindset has the power to impact your success, and it plays a critical role in how you cope and overcome challenges. Learn the neuroscience of change, success results formula, keys to creating a powerful transition mindset and more.
Register at loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.


Ongoing Workshops and Career Development

Continue your career development with the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center through our events and workshops all year long.

Professional Level Résumé Development

Are you a seasoned professional looking to target your résumé to a particular job opening, profession or specific employment sector? The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center offers FREE virtual, one-on-one professional résumé writing services. Some prerequisites apply. To get started, contact us at 703-771-5132 or [email protected]