Employability Skills Training

Employability Skills Training courses allow career seekers to build their resume, learn how to get the most out of Employ Florida Marketplace, build on their interview skills and gain some computer skills.  And, best of all, these weekly courses are offered at no cost

To register for a session, please send an email within 48 hrs prior to the class that you would like to attend. Once registration is confirmed you will receive a confirmation that guarantees you a seat.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time as this will allow for time to check in.  Walk-in customers will be accepted, if there is available seating.  Late admittance to any workshop is not permitted. 

Include your name, phone number, name of workshop, and date & time of the workshop you would like to attend to the designated email address:





Please bring your email confirmation to class, as it will be your guarantee of a seat. 

All customers must have a basic EFM profile.  If not, you will be advised to send another request once the EFM profile is complete.

2015 Schedule

Tampa Calendar

9215 N. Florida Ave., 
Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33612

Brandon Calendar 

9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., 
Suite 121
Tampa, FL 33619

Plant City Calendar 

2001 E. Cherry St.,
Plant City, FL 33563 

Ruskin Calendar

201 14th Ave., SE,
Ruskin, FL 33570

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Course Descriptions

Basic Computers
Using a computer is essential in today's job market. Learn the basic functions of a computer, including hands on tutorials for using a mouse and keyboard. You will leave with confidence and the understanding of the basic concepts of a computer after this workshop!

Breaking Barriers to Employment - This is a 2½ hour presentation
Learn to identify common barriers to employment and how to deal with those barriers on job applications, resumes and interviews. We will also discuss the Federal Bonding Program and the Expungement and Sealing process in the state of Florida.

Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) & Re-Employment Assistance (RA) Orientation (CONNECT)
Learn how to navigate EFM and RA websites. Learn how to job search, create a virtual job recruiter and other features of EFM. Overview of the new RA process using the CONNECT web-based claims management system.  

Employment Success
Once you become employed, what are the steps to maintain employment?  Discuss workforce changes, employer expectations, pitfalls and how to handle conflicts at work.  Learn how to continue developing skills which can lead to promotions and other job opportunities.

Intermediate Computers
This hands on workshop is for those who already have basic computer skills.  Learn how to create and format a document using Microsoft Word.  Learn how to navigate the internet and read a webpage to aid in successful job searching.

Job Power
Power your job search with this seminar!  Topics include changes in the employment market, hidden job market, skills employers are looking for and dealing with the stress of being unemployed.

Labor Market Information - (LMI)
Learn the importance of using LMI in your job search and new career! Discover the hot occupations and industries, using websites such as EmployFlorida Marketplace (EFM) and ONET.

LinkedIn Laboratory
Need a LinkedIn profile, information on improving your existing profile and a complete overhaul of your profile then this hands-on workshop is right for you. Opportunity to optimize your job search via LinkedIn.  You should have basic computer skills to attend.

Online Applications
This hands on workshop is for those who already have basic computer skills.  Come and learn how to effectively apply to jobs online. Learn how to email, download, upload and paste your resume to complete the online application process.   

Professional Interviewing Skills This is a 2½ hour presentation
Learn what interviews are all about and how to prepare for a successful interview. Discussions will include the various types of interviews, common interview questions, along with what to do before, during and after an interview.

Resume Development I
The resume is important in today's job search. Understand fundamentals of building an effective resume. Learn how a resume worksheet can aid with the creation your resume as well as tools such as EFM can get you started on crafting a new resume.

Resume Development II
Get ready to update your resume!  Discuss content needed for creating a successful resume, identifying your skills, knowledge and abilities, and Applicant Tracking Systems. Discussion will include creating references and cover letters. Time will be allotted for you to work on your electronic resume (basic computer skills required).

Social Media
Learn about the different types of Social Media and the benefits of Social Media in your job search.  Discussions include how to maintain a professional online presence and the importance of online privacy.  Opportunity to create or enhance your LinkedIn profile.

Targeting Your Employment Transition
Are you ready for the changing workplace? Discussion of the changes existing in today’s world and how these changes impact the current job market. Learn how to reinvent yourself, use transferable skills and perhaps go back to school for that new job or career. 

Job Hunting Series

A series of job hunting videos was created to provide career seekers with additional training resources that will help them become more marketable to hiring employers. These videos focus on employability skills topics such as: appropriate interview attire, improving your interview skills, résumé writing and cover letters, work readiness, and information about your local one-stop center.  

To view the previous Job Hunting Series videos, click here: www.careersourcetampabay.com/pages/job_hunting_series_2012

As each video becomes available, the links will be updated. Click on the links below to watch each video.

Video 1: Effective Job Search Techniques (Recorded February 2013)

Video 2: Job Search Mistakes (Recorded February 2013)

Video 3: Career Path Planning (Recorded March 2013)

Video 4: Doing Your Homework: How to Prepare for Your Interview (Recorded March 2013)

Video 5: Transitioning Careers (Recorded April 2013)

Video 6: Getting the Most Out of a Job/Career Fair (Recorded April 2013)

Video 7: Networking/Relationship Building (Recorded May 2013)

Video 8: How to Make Your Value Known (Recorded May 2013)

Video 9: Job Power (Recorded June 2013)

Video 10: Targeting Your Employment Transition (Recorded June 2013)

Video 11: Successfully Answering Common Interview Questions (Recorded July 2013)

Video 12: Utilizing Social Media for Job Hunting (Recorded August 2013)

CareerSource Tampa Bay is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers listed may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.