NOVA offices remain closed to the public, but staff continue to expand the number and variety of services available remotely. The following workshops are accessible via Zoom. Click the workshop title below for a description. Visit the NOVA calendar for dates and times of upcoming sessions.

For tutorials on how to use Zoom:

Focus

  • Career Exploration

    Career exploration is an opportunity for you to examine your options and to make informed career decisions based upon current local labor market information and employer needs.

Resumé / Marketing Materials

  • Parts of a Resumé

    Learn the key information to include on your resumé, how to lay out the information to tell your story, and what to include in a cover letter.
  • How to Customize a Resumé

    A generic resumé rarely generates any interest. Learn how to customize a resumé to catch the attention of the employer and get the phone to ring.
  • Developing Your LinkedIn Profile

    Learn the basics of LinkedIn, including how to set up an effective profile and manage your account settings.
  • Video Introductions

    Make a strong first impression by recording a video introduction that captures your skills, strengths, and personality. Post on your LinkedIn page or social media accounts, add to your e-mail signature or to your portfolio to expand your reach.

Job Search / Networking

  • Using LinkedIn to Job Search

    Learn how to job search on LinkedIn, including following companies, targeting companies, and responding to job postings.
  • Using LinkedIn to Network

    Learn how to find people on LinkedIn, expand your network, and proactively connect with people.
  • NOVA Networking Hour

    Join us for an interactive session to meet new people, practice your summary statement, and network in a safe environment. You never know who you will meet or the leads you could gather!

Interview

  • Interview: Summary

    Learn how to answer questions about your background and general experience, including:
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • Why are you qualified for this job?
    • Why should I hire you?
  • Interview: PSR

    Learn how to create short stories that describe your skills and experience in an interesting and engaging way. Accomplishment stories will help you answer common questions, including:
    • What are your strengths?
    • What accomplishments are you most proud of?
    • What did you like most about your last job?
    • Tell me about a time when….?
  • Interview: Sandwich

    Employers will often ask about negative situations to see how you handle stressful questions and how you respond to negative situations. Come learn a strategy that will help you respond to these questions in a positive and professional way.
  • Interview: Negotiation

    Learn how to handle questions about salary from the phone screen through the job offer. We will cover strategies and tools that help you to have collaborative conversations that lead to win-win scenarios.
  • Interview: Technical Whiteboarding

    Whiteboard tests are an integral part of technical interviews. This workshop provides a place to practice coding problems and receive feedback from your peers.
  • Behavior-based Interviewing

    "Tell me about a time when...." Prepare for tough questions asking how you handled specific situations in your past, including both successes and failures. Create your own job profile and practice responding to related questions.