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GCC Professional Development Series

Posted on Friday October 11th 2013

(This event is open to faculty, staff and students. If bringing groups of students,
please RSVP to Amy Proietti at )

Improve Your Academic & Career Advising with Help Wanted OnLine and JobQuest
Presented by Deb Sullivan & Dan Rhayne – Franklin Hampshire Career Center

Friday, October 18 2:00 — 3:30 pm Room C208

Have you ever wished you had more tools and resources at your fingertips when students come to you looking for career planning, job search needs or resume help? Wish granted! Help is here!

Dan Rhayne and Deb Sullivan of the Franklin Hampshire Career Center (FHCC) will provide you with three powerful tools at this October 18 session to help your students toward their career goals:

1)      Help Wanted On Line (HWOL): HWOL is a powerful nation-wide database that aggregates real-time job postings to facilitate targeted job search. It also provides a faculty research tool on occupations and industry trends and allows you to see what jobs and professions are in demand or declining. Thanks to the DOL Transformations grant, GCC has a subscription to HWOL this year that is available to you. Come learn how to use HWOL.

2)  JobQuest: JobQuest is the state-wide job posting database operated by all of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers. GCC will be adopting JobQuest as its portal for employers seeking to post jobs on our new Career & Transfer Resources site (now in development). Students can set up personal accounts on JobQuest to receive targeted posting updates for jobs in their field. Come learn how to use JobQuest so you can better help your students.

3)  Franklin Hampshire Career Center membership: FHCC is a well-kept secret at GCC and we need to change that. With sites in Greenfield (1 Arch Place), Northampton (178 Industrial Drive) and Orange, FHCC offers free career skills workshops on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, networking and job search assistance. Eligible customers can also access WIA, TRADE and other funding sources to pay for training and education and become students at GCC. Filling out a simple one-page form is all it takes to access the many free FHCC career services. Deb and Dan will provide a quick tour of the career services available at FHCC. By incorporating Franklin Hampshire Career Center referrals into your advising, you can help students become FHCC members and help grow GCC enrollments!

At this workshop you will also learn about new Career Coaching and Job Search resources now available at the GCC Advising Center, and about initiatives coming this year to build a stronger partnership between GCC and Franklin Hampshire Career Center. See you on October 18!

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This professional development workshop is supported in part by the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA), which is 100% funded through a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration (TAACCCT). Grant agreement #Tc-22505-11-60-A-25.

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