What is the Career Service Center at Goodwill?

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just want to brush up on your job search skills, Goodwill’s Career Service Center equips you with best-in-class job search tools informed by major local employers. Receive free expert advice and proof-reading on resumes and cover letters, assistance with searching for a job online, tailored mock interviews, and more!

Services are provided virtually and through in-person appointments at Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center in Lawrenceville at 118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.  Recorded materials are also available for viewing for individuals who prefer to work at their own pace. 

Check out our flyer here to see all the services we provide.

Interested in upcoming events, expert career coaching tips, or tech tricks to make your life easier? Sign up for our monthly Career Services newsletter!    

Individual Services

Individual Appointments:

Individual appointments are great for those who would like additional support in their job search. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, either virtual or in-person, contact the Career Services staff staff at 412-632-1711 or jobsearch@goodwillswpa.org.

Webinars

Webinars are provided on a recurring basis each month on a variety of job seeking topics.  All webinars are free and registration is required.

Upcoming Classes and Registration

Intro to Career Services

Discover the individualized services available to jobseekers and how to prepare for your job search. Gain access to the Career Services’ Google Classroom for even more jobseeker resources.

Searching for a Job Online

Learn how to safely navigate your job search online and create a strategy that’s unique to your needs and interests. Review the types of information contained in job postings and how to highlight transferable skills for whenever you’re ready to apply. 

Writing a Resume 

Get employers to notice you with tips and tricks offered in this session. Create a resume that emphasizes your value and tailor your experiences to highlight desirable skills in your industry. 

Interviewing 101

Learn how to market yourself to a potential employer by developing an elevator speech and telling an engaging story through careful preparation and practice. Identify common themes in behavioral interviewing and learn why you should always have questions for your interviewers. 

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

It can be difficult to connect with a potential employer through video conferencing, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn tips and etiquette for virtual interviews or meetings and how to handle the most common types of technical difficulties.

Monthly Employer Spotlight

Career Services, in collaboration with Employer Engagement, presents a monthly employer speaker series. Learn the background of the guest company, current openings they have, and walk through the application and interview process. Stay after the presentation to review what information you may need to gather before you apply with Goodwill SWPA's Work Readiness Instructor. 

Job Seeking with a Criminal Background 

One-third of Americans have some kind of criminal record. Finding a job can be complicated if you do have a record, but it’s certainly not impossible. Go through all the preparation steps, interview tips, relevant legislation, and resources in this in-depth webinar.

Who to contact:

412-632-1711 or jobsearch@goodwillswpa.org 

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