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Free webinars this month designed to help job-seekers with interview skills, expunging a criminal record and more

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From Goodwill Industries of Central Florida

Unemployment continues to be an issue in Central Florida, and there are still many people searching for their next job opportunity, making Goodwill’s job connection services more important than ever to the community. In fact, next Wednesday, August 18, the organization is teaming up with the Legal Aid Society to discuss sealing and/or expunging a criminal record. Research has shown that relief from the stigma associated with a criminal record leads to improved outcomes when seeking employment.

Also, with many jobs lost due to the pandemic, others may be searching for a new career path. Goodwill’s virtual job connection team will help anyone interested in pursuing different opportunities find what would suit best. And this Friday, the team will be offering tips for giving a strong interview to a potential employer.

Friday, August 13, 2021, 11:30am - 12:30pm Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s will host a free webinar for job seekers on how to prepare for a successful interview. This virtual course will teach participants how to answer common interview questions and leave a good impression. The session will also focus on how to avoid the most common interview mistakes.

Interested participants must register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/3BQL52l.

August webinars still to come

There are two additional webinars happening this month, including one on Wednesday, August 18 at 2:00pm, when Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s will partner with Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc. to host a free webinar on sealing and expungement. This virtual session will walk participants through the process of sealing or expunging a criminal record on their own, including eligibility requirements.

Interested participants must register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/3f6BScB.

The final webinar for August takes place Friday, August 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm, when Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s virtual job connection team will host a free webinar for job seekers who are interested in exploring a new career path. This virtual course will offer tips for finding employment opportunities that align with their experience, training, interests and values.

Interested participants must register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/2WmFuAs.

Anyone in need of assistance can email JobConnection@GoodwillCFL.org or call (407) 235-1541.

For more than 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people living in Central Florida. Through 30 retail/outlet stores and 20 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill diverts 16 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfills annually. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure meaningful employment, achieve their personal goals and thrive economically.

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