Genesee Community College Hosts Government Job Search Workshop

Finding a government job in the new economy just got a little easier with the help of the Genesee Community College Career Services Center. Genesee will host a Government Job Search workshop on Thursday, November 11 from 12:45-1:45pm in B307.

Finding a government job in the new economy just got a little easier with the help of the Genesee Community College Career Services Center. Genesee will host a Government Job Search workshop on Thursday, November 11 from 12:45-1:45pm in B307. This event is sponsored by the GCC Career Services Center and Wellness Center and is free and open to the public.

Workshop attendees will learn a diverse set of topics including: how to conduct a focused federal job search, how to read and understand the GS (general schedule), deciphering of the verbiage included in job postings and what to look for when evaluating job announcements. In addition, the workshop will cover the importance of aligning skills with the KSA (knowledge, skills and abilities) and the federal resume, free resources that are available to assist in the federal job search, beginning with www.usajobs.gov, and information on federal internships that can facilitate a permanent career within the federal government.

Guest presenter for the workshop is Sharitta Gross, a program coordinator in the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is also an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College, teaching remedial English, and has coordinated and facilitated career development workshops within the Rochester community. She is a Certified Federal Career Counselor (CFCC) and Certified Job Search Trainer (CFJST). Over the past two years she developed a cross-campus initiative to educate RIT students and alumni, as well as faculty/staff on the federal job process. Along these same lines, she coordinates RIT’s annual Federal and Public Service Career Fair and other on-campus federal sector employer related events.

“This workshop should be very informative to students and community members who are seeking a government job,” John McGowan, director of the Career Services Center at Genesee said. “Federal government jobs can be fairly complicated to acquire, but have many benefits to them. This workshop will hopefully take the uncertainty out of applying for and attaining a government job.”

All community members are encouraged to attend this job search event including current students, or soon-to-be college graduates, community members in a career transition, or seeking a career change, veterans seeking to leverage their military experience by obtaining a federal job and/or recently unemployed members of the community.

To register: Stop by the Career Services Office at Batavia Main Campus: B201, call 345-6888, email: slburns@genesee.edu or register on-line: www.genesee.edu/career/events .


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