Dutchess One Stop is a partnership of state and local agencies and organizations that enhance Dutchess County's economic growth by supporting the needs of employers and job seekers.  Core services are available to all New York State job seekers and are made possible through federal and state funding.  You do not have to be unemployed to use Dutchess One Stop services. Whatever your employment needs, there are many free services offered at Dutchess One Stop that can help you.  Dutchess One Stop's quality career development services provide job seekers with support and skills they need for effective career planning.

Visit their website calendar to see all upcoming workshops.

Overview of Services:

HELP PREPARING FOR A JOB

  • Personalized career counseling                                 
  • Learn how skills relate to occupation
  • Advice on how to interview for a job
  • General career exploration
  • Assistance creating resumes and cover letters
  • GED classes

ON-LINE TRAINING COURSES

     For self-paced training courses for office programs, log on to:

office.microsoft.com/en~us/training/default.aspx

     For self-paced typing classes log on to one of the following sites:

www.sense-lang.org  www.powertyping.com   www.typingstudy.com

HELP FINDING A JOB

  • Job Search Resource Room: computers with internet access (work search only), resume writing program, and typing tutorials
  • Free resume faxing (5 per day); free resume copies (10 per day)
  • On site recruitment

Here is a list of the workshops they offer (descriptions of each found here): Job Search Jigsaw, Career Exploration, Skills Identification, Transferable Skills, Cover Letters, Resume Guidelines, Interviewing Skills, Networking, Intro. to Social Media & Your Job Search, Learning LinkedIn, Mock Interviewing and Videotaping, Working for the Government, Talking About My Successes, It Is Your Job Search Make it Happen, and Dreams, Goals, Action!

EMPLOYMENT SEEKING WEB SITES

www.labor.ny.gov/home

www.simplyhired.com

www.indeed.com

www.snagajob.com

www.jobster.com

www.monster.com

http://newyork.us.jobs/index.asp

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/home/1.htm

BASIC PC SKILLS WORKSHOP

This workshop is a 24 hour course, meeting 3 hours per day for 8 days. Training includes an intro to personal computers, computer keyboard skills, typing skills, Microsoft Office including MS Excel, exploring the Internet and understanding email.

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