Sometimes, taking care of your family means taking care of yourself first. And that’s not always easy to do when pressures like money and health turn every moment into something to dread rather than enjoy.
Fortunately, the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, located on 76th Street and Amsterdam, offers Connect to Care Program: A Response to the Economic Downturn, a FREE series of speakers and discussions on the following topics:
Develop a Strong Resume: Learn to write a resume that highlights your accomplishments and markets you as a results-oriented professional. We’ll look at different types of resumes and how to write them as well as help you prepare to discuss the achievements on your resume with potential employers. Presented by F.E.G.S, Employment & Career Transition Services.
Thu, Jan 28, 6:30-8 pm, Free
Introduction to Professional Online Networking: Just like every other aspect of job searching, networking has moved to cyberspace. Many websites have been developed linking professionals across the country and the world and it’s important to understand how to access these sites and make them work for you. In this workshop resource experts from F.E.G.S. (Employment and Career Transition Services) will teach you how to unlock the keys to effective social networking as part of your job search.
Wed, Feb 3, 3:30-5 pm, Free
Stress Management and Self Care
Thu, Feb 11, 9:30-11 am, Free
Job Loss/Transition: Myths and Facts about Unemployment and Health Insurance. In this workshop, the lawyers from NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group) will fill us in on the types and availability of health insurance available to us, advice on ways of maintaining or extending unemployment benefits as well as tips on negotiating a good severance package.
Wed, Feb 17, 6:30-8 pm Free
Simple Ways To De-stress: Teri Meissner, a Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner, will introduce and explain the basics of Jin Shin Jyutsu® Self-Help and demonstrate Jin Shin Jyutsu® Self-Help exercises that you may practice on your own body. Jin Shin Jyutsu® is an ancient form of Japanese bodywork that can harmonize the body’s energy. Similar to acupressure, it utilizes light touch on 26 specific locations (Safety Energy Locks) on each side of the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu® may help to reduce stress, induce relaxation, and boost the body’s immune system.
Thu, Feb 25, 7-8:30 pm, Free
Credit Reports, Credit Scores, and Improving Your Credit: It’s so important these days to know how to access and understand your credit report and its impact on your finances. In this workshop we’ll address the factors that impact your FICO (credit) score, and learn how you can improve your credit rating through tangible means and financial products. Presented by a Financial Counselor from NYLAG, New York Legal Assistance Group.
Thu, Mar 4, 4-5:30 pm, Free
Advocating for Oneself at Home and Work
Thu, Mar 11, 9:30-11 am, Free
Starting Your Career in a Recession: Just graduated from college? Waiting for your first major job? You are certainly wondering about the best strategies for jump-starting a career in this environment! How do you manage lifestyle challenges in this transitional time? The resource experts at F.E.G.S Employment and Career Transition Services and JBFCS Resource Specialists will bring all their years of experience to bear and share winning strategies and ways of staying motivated.
Mon, Mar 22, 6:30-8 pm, Free
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