Goodwill® offers free career development opportunities to help people reach their personal and professional goals. Goodwill’s virtual training options enable job seekers to access a wide range of employment and training services where and when they need them. Upcoming training options are listed below and updated regularly. Register for a specific event using the links below or email for more information. All virtual training services are FREE unless otherwise noted. To get the latest on virtual services, register for our monthly Careers by Goodwill e-newsletter. Prefer to meet in person? Goodwill’s Career Centers are open and offer free, personalized assistance in your job search. Find the Career Center nearest you.
Webinar: The Impact of Stress and Uncertainty on Your Brain
When: Tuesday, September 14 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
It’s no secret that stress and uncertainty have become a regular part of daily life. Whether you are seeking employment or trying to manage the challenges of working during a global pandemic, stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Research has shown that stress can cause major disruptions in our brains, so it’s important to learn about these disruptions and know how to manage them.
Join us for this webinar as Dr. Melissa Hughes discusses the impact that stress can have on our brains and how to de-stress in times of uncertainty. Additionally, Dr. Hughes will address Imposter Syndrome – what it is, how to recognize it, and how to work through it. Dr. Hughes earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Akron and is the Founder and Principal of The Andrick Group, since 2011.
Career Quest: Find the Field that Fits
Are you thinking about a career but don’t know how to get your foot in the door? Career Quest offers free webinars from professionals in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, skilled trades, retail, services, and hospitality. Join a discussion where you’ll learn what businesses have to offer and participate in a live Q and A session. All events are free, but registration is required. New events are added frequently. To learn more, visit goodwillnwnc.org/career-quest. Next up, we have:
World-Class Customer Service featuring Starbucks
When: Thursday, September 16 | 10 a.m.
Guest Speakers: Rachelle Perkins and Edward Turner
On Demand Training
Goodwill offers free virtual training on demand so you can learn at your pace and on your schedule. Click on the links below to get started:
- Job Search 101 – Get in the right mindset to increase your chances of job search success.
- Resume 101 – Learn how to translate your skills into an effective resume.
- Interview 101 – Do’s and don’ts and tips for interview success.
- Rock Your First 90 Days on the Job – You got the job but your work is just beginning!
Project Re-entry Series: From Justice-Involved to Employee of the Month
Are you a justice-involved individual who is seeking employment during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ll cover all aspects of the virtual job search from various platforms to virtual interviews and share time-tested best practices. Join us each Tuesday to speak live with a Project Re-entry employment specialist. See upcoming topics, below.
When: Tuesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. ET
Register: Email to register or call 828-774-8231
- Finding Your Job Search Mindset – 1st Tuesday
- Creating a World-Class Resume – 2nd Tuesday
- Application Tips to Screen You In – 3rd Tuesday
- Sealing the Deal During Your Interview – 4th Tuesday
Free Zoom Classes
We are offering free classes via Zoom web conferencing. Join these live classes from the safety and convenience of your own home. All you need is a computer or laptop that has a microphone and camera and you can be on your way to earning a certificate in Guest Service Gold or honing your skills in Networking: Keys to Career Success.
Register: Email for class schedule or to register.
ed2go Webinar: Success in an Online Class
Interested in taking an online course? Let Goodwill help through our scholarship program. We have a large list of classes to help you meet your educational and employment goals. Online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. To learn more, join our “Free ed2go Webinar” by registering at the link below. In this webinar, you’ll learn about taking classes on the ed2go platform, tips for being successful when taking online classes, details of our scholarship program. To view a list of some of the classes available through ed2go, visit ed2go-Class-List.
Register for On-Demand Webinar: via Zoom
LinkedIn Webinars – Beginner/Intermediate Users
Whether you’re looking for a job or just want to improve your professional presence online, knowing how to use LinkedIn is an essential skill. The Professional Center by Goodwill® offers weekly LinkedIn webinars where you can get personalized guidance and instruction. Learn about creating a compelling profile, posting content, invitations, recommendations, job searches, and general strategies.
When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon (ET)
Register: Email to register.
LinkedIn Webinars – Experienced Users
Whether you’re looking for a job or just want to improve your professional presence online, knowing how to use LinkedIn is an essential skill. Goodwill’s “Tuesdays@2” live Q&A sessions offer experienced LinkedIn users the opportunity to engage with Professional Center Director Randy Wooden.
When: Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
Register: Email to register.