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Goodwill hosting free webinars to help job seekers make a change, expunge criminal records and interview successfully

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While the unemployment rate in Central Florida remains below 5%, there are still many people searching for their next career opportunity, making Goodwill’s job connection services more important than ever to the community. Employment specialists have been working virtually with job seekers to update résumés, practice interviewing and apply for openings online. Upcoming free webinars can be found on Goodwill’s website.

Here are the webinars happening this week and next: 

How to make career changes that align with experience and interests

DATE: Tuesday, January 18 

TIME: 1pm

WHAT:  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 experience, training, interests and values.

Registration: Interested participants must register in advance by visiting  https://bit.ly/3FKmbCZ.  A link will be emailed to you after you register.

Seal or expunge your criminal record on your own

DATE: Wednesday, January 19 

TIME: 2pm

WHAT:  Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s virtual job connection team 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. Research has shown that relief from the stigma associated with a criminal record leads to improved outcomes when seeking employment.

REGISTRATION:  Interested participants must register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/3FTeydm.  A link will be emailed to you after you register.

Tips for preparing for a successful interview

DATE:  Tuesday, January 25 

TIME: 1pm

WHAT:  Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s virtual Job Connection team 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.

REGISTRATION:  Interested participants must register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/3pEREki. A link will be emailed to you after you register.

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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