Seminars and Workshops

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Monthly Seminars

Workforce Network's Calendar 
To register for any of our seminars, workshops or other services, call 815-338-7100, 
Ext. 2771, or email wor[email protected]

Map to Workforce Center


Seminar/Workshop Descriptions 
 Job Club (Network to Success) Meetings - This meeting takes place once a month, with the purpose of providing a positive job search approach in a casual networking atmosphere. We may show videos, bring in speakers, or utilize the expertise of our staff. Our networking portion will allow participants to introduce themselves, network, discuss interviews and share job leads and tips with other members. Reservations are required. Meetings are usually held at the Shah Center, but check our Workforce Network calendar or our seminar brochure to be sure of location. 
Resume / Portfolio / Interview Basics - Resume: Learn what information belongs in your resume and what you should leave out. Topics include a discussion of the chronological and functional resume, cover letter writing, and how to email a resume. Preparing a resume for email will also be discussed. Interview: Learn the fundamentals of interview preparation and how to make the best impression. Topics include researching companies and salaries, dressing for the interview, body language, typical interview questions, salary negotiation, and following up after the interview. Portfolio: Learn how to develop a portfolio, what items to include, and how to present one in an interview. This class is recommended prior to setting up an appointment for Mock Practice Interview. Go to our Workforce Network Calendar to see when the next Resume/Portfolio/Interview Seminar will be held. Reservations are required. 

Career Planning Workshop - Effective career planning basics will give you "direction" for your future and help you make the most of the changes that are evolving in the workplace. Learn how to use online resources such as Illinois workNet for career related assessments. Get familiar with career research tools including U.S. Labor Market Information (LMI) to help you plan the next steps to achieve your career goal. Every job seeker can benefit from a focused career plan! Go to our Workforce Network Calendar to see when the next Career Planning workshop will be held.

One-on-One Resume Critiques and Mock/Practice Interview Sessions - Have you gotten good results from your resume? Do you need it critiqued? Do you need practice answering focused interview questions? We have several business professionals available on site to meet individually with Workforce Center customers. Schedule a half-hour time slot by emailing one of these professionals directly. Available times and contact information are shown on our Workforce Network Calendar.


The McHenry County Workforce Network, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact our Equal Opportunity Officer Peggy Sarbaugh-McNally at [email protected] or (815) 334-2776. All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711