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Workshop to help jobless find work

Recruiting, HR expert to offer tips at CMC

If you go

What: Job skills workshop

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus, 300 Bogue Hall

Cost: $10

To register: Call 870-4444 and reference class No. 41665. Closes at end of business day Thursday. You must be registered to attend.

— A human-resources expert and CMC are teaming up to toss a line to people looking for work.

Karen Goedert runs Columbine Consulting, a human resources consulting firm, and Resort Recruiters. She’s offering a workshop Thursday evening at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Goedert’s agenda includes information about resumes, interviewing skills and goal setting. She’ll also discuss how people can use the Internet and social networking to find jobs.

“Resort life is different than city life,” she said. “It’s even harder up here than it is elsewhere, I think, so hopefully I can offer them some tips and tools to help them in our tricky resort environment.”



The workshop will be useful for people who are out of work or who are worried about losing their jobs, Goedert said. It also will help people who are changing careers figure out what to do next, she said.

Finding a job is particularly tough now, Goedert said.



“I see a lot of employers going back to the old-school word of mouth, which is where we were years ago,” she said. “Unfortunately for the job seekers, it’s not as simple as opening the ‘help wanted’ ads.”

Randy Rudasics said he asked Goedert to put together the presentation. He works mostly with small businesses at CMC’s resource center but has noticed the increasing unemployment.

Businesses have told him their staffs are smaller than they were a year ago, Rudasics said.

The $10 workshop could be a good review for people who have gotten jobs easily until now, he said.

“If you haven’t had to go out on a job search in awhile and you do now, or think you might have to soon, it can be a little intimidating,” Rudasics said. “I’m trying to remind people of the good steps necessary to impress employers.”

Registration is required for the course, which will be in Bogue Hall at CMC.

Goedert said she hopes to create a support group after the seminar. People looking for work would meet once a week to discuss issues and lend one another a hand.

“I think we should all get together and help each other, talk, come up with some fun, creative things to do,” she said.

Rudasics also noted that people could use the workshop as a bit of insurance.

“I think it’s good to be prepared,” he said. “You rest a little easier if you know you’re ready to go if you need to find a job.”

– To reach Blythe Terrell, call 871-4234 or e-mail bterrell@steamboatpilot.com


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