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Virtual Career Success Workshop

1st August, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET

How to Decode a Job Description

Job descriptions are a critical component of the application process, but what they say is not always self-explanatory. The words “develop and implement a communication strategy” or “monitor program effectiveness” in one industry or job function may mean something totally different in another. While there may be similarities among job descriptions, it’s important to be able to “read between the lines” to understand what a company is actually looking for – and be able to respond accordingly. In fact, how you read and interpret job descriptions can determine how qualified you are, how you tailor your résumé, and how your application will be perceived by an HR recruiter or hiring manager.

Presented by Robyn Winters, TBJL Career Strategist

What we will cover:

  • How to identify the important information in a job description
  • Distinguish between required and preferred qualifications
  • Identify the most relevant keywords
  • Determine how to know if you should apply

Materials Recommended: A copy of a job description for reference.

Workshop Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Please plan to log into Zoom 5 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:

Unemployed and underemployed individuals looking to work in a professional environment and seeking relevant and practical information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path. This includes individuals in mid-career transition, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, recent college graduates launching their careers, and mature workers not ready or able to retire.

Cost to Attend: Free

Dress: Business casual

Virtual:  Via Zoom

Registration Required: Please register below.

TampaBay-Job-Links, a program of Gulf Coast JFCS, is supported by philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

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