Register for Workshops

We Can Help

  • Do you need help with your resume?
  • Are you looking for a career change?
  • Could your interviewing skills be improved?


The Cortland Works Career Center offers a variety of workshops to assist you with your job search and help you reach career goals. Check out the workshop descriptions and register for the sessions that meet your needs. The current list of workshops offered this month can be found on the Calendar (PDF) page.

Instructions for Attending the Workshops

  1. Check the Calendar page for this month's current workshops.
  2. Please call 607-756-7585 to reserve your spot in the workshop(s) of your choice.
  3. If you cannot attend your selected workshop, please call to cancel or reschedule.
  4. All workshops are located at Cortland Works Career Center, 99 Main Street, Cortland, NY.
  5. Career counseling or resume critique are available by appointment. See receptionist or call 607-756-7585.

Workshop Descriptions

Basic Computer/Basic Email Workshop

A hands-on workshop for those people lacking experience using a computer. Learn
skills such as basic mouse movements and keyboarding. Create an email address and learn how to use your account. You will also learn how to upload a resume to your email account.

Interviewing Skills Workshop

Are you nervous about interviewing or wonder what exactly an employer might ask? Would you like more confidence before the interview process? Learn techniques that will help you succeed at interviews and increase your confidence.

LinkedIn Workshop

A hands-on workshop to help you create your on-line, professional profile. A LinkedIn account will help you connect with businesses, find job listings, and market your skills. Learn how to navigate and search the site.

Metrix Learning Workshop

Do you want to learn new skills or upgrade your current skills? Would you like to take classes on your schedule? Metrix is a “free”online learning system with a large catalog of courses and assessments. Customers can choose a goal job, assess their skills, and the system will then suggest courses to achieve your goals. Customer can also “hand pick”courses from the catalog, based on their past work history or their job objective and add them to their plan and work on
them. The courses, when completed, offer a certificate of completion that can be printed and added to a portfolio. All coursework
is industry recognized.

NYS Civil Service Workshop

Interested in working for the government? Learn how to locate and apply to County, State, and Federal Civil Service positions/exams. Find out where to find guides and practice some typical questions.

Online Search and Apply Workshop

Job search has changed and employers expect applicants to apply on line. Do you
want to learn what the employer is looking for and how to make your application the one they pick? Attend this workshop and learn to complete an online application to increase your employment prospects.

Resume Workshop

Make sure your resume is noticed. Learn effective formats for resumes, cover letters, and thank-you notes. Learn the do’s and don’ts of resumes. The goal of this workshop is to give you the tools to create, revise, and continually
update your resume.

Social Media Workshop

Learn to use social media properly to enhance your job search. You will get an overview of Linked-in,Facebook, and Twitter

Adult Literacy Workshops

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 - 3:30p.m. Drop in for an open session with a certified teacher who will assist in TASC preparation, basic skills proficiency and general literacy assistance.

POD: Professional Opportunity Developers

This group of professionals who are looking for their next employment opportunity, meets every other Tuesday brings in speakers of general interest to the group and leads networking discussions on employment related subjects.