Professional Development Workshops

Our workshops are designed to inform employers, employees and job seekers on relevant topics related to career and workforce development issues. 



10:00am-3:00pm – “Resume Critique”- Presented By: Courtney Schingledecker and Marjorie Adams  Have your resume professionally critiqued by professionals to ensure you are presenting your credentials in the best way possible.

Marjorie is a Workforce Readiness Committee Member of the Capital Region Human Resource Association


Courtney is the Workforce Readiness Committee Chair of the Capital Region Human Resource Association

10:15 am-10:45 am – “Interview Strategies” – Presented By: The Capital Job Development Group and Pamela Hallenbeck  –Are you prepared for interviews? Discuss your Strengths and Weaknesses and how to deal with the usual and unusual interview questions. Attend his FREE workshop and leave with new skills to make those interviews easier to handle. Then network with dozens of local businesses with opportunities and schedule those interviews! Reservations suggested but not required.

Pam has been an Investment Adviser Representative with Primerica for the last 15 years.  She provides financial education and services to individuals, families and small business owners, specializing in debt reduction, retirement planning, income protection, and college savings. Pamela also recruits and trains qualified candidates to work with Primerica helping Main Street families. On top of being life insurance licensed and Series 6 & 63 investment licensed she is also an appointed Life Licensing Coach. Before Primerica Pam worked as a Post Purchase Counselor at the Albany Housing Coalition for 9 years. There, she counseled individuals on personal finance, homeownership, and landlord services. Additionally, she worked on the many veteran’s assistance programs the not-for-profit offered. Pam has an AAS degree as a paralegal and is also a certified Notary Public. In 2018, Pam redirected her business marketing on networking.  In an effort to grow her business through networking, Pam is a regular member of Urban Co-Works.

11:00 am-11:30 am – “30 Second Elevator Speech” – Presented By: The Capital Job Development Group and Lynn Trudell-Moore –Can you promote yourself and your skills in 30 seconds or less?  Attend this FREE workshop and learn how to make a quick impression on potential employers. Leave with new skills to make yourself get noticed.   Then network with dozens of local businesses with opportunities and share your new skill! 

Lynn is a new member of the CJDG board as the Wellness & Program Coordinator.    Along with her work on the board, has been the Employer Relations Specialist in the Career Services Office of SUNY Schenectady since 2013.  There she coordinates 5-6 career events per year and handles on campus recruitment and works to build business partnerships to assist students and alumni in their career success.  She brings a wealth of knowledge in event management and programming as well as employer relations and recruitment.  Lynn has a degree in Liberal Arts as well as one in Business Administration.    If you have an interest in being a speaker at a future event, please reach out to her at lctrudell@yahoo.com.

11:45 am-12:15 pm – “Speed Networking” –Presented By: The Capital Job Development Group and Lynn Trudell-Moore Rotate through several interactive skills with other job seekers to practice interview and networking skills.  Attend this FREE workshop and increase your confidence with this fun and easy exercise.

Lynn is a new member of the CJDG board as the Wellness & Program Coordinator.    Along with her work on the board, has been the Employer Relations Specialist in the Career Services Office of SUNY Schenectady since 2013.  There she coordinates 5-6 career events per year and handles on campus recruitment and works to build business partnerships to assist students and alumni in their career success.  She brings a wealth of knowledge in event management and programming as well as employer relations and recruitment.  Lynn has a degree in Liberal Arts as well as one in Business Administration.    If you have an interest in being a speaker at a future event, please reach out to her at lctrudell@yahoo.com.

12:30 pm-1:00 pm – “Knowing Non-Discrimination Policies for Employers” EMPLOYERS & RECRUITERS ONLY – Presented By: The Capital Job Development Group and Jen Maley-Wheeler Recruiters will learn about how to navigate the hiring and recruiting of employees as it relates to new and existing laws.   This workshop is scheduled during the event lunch break allowing for maximum recruiter attendance.   Attendees will receive a workbook to use for future reference.   Attend this FREE workshop and leave with new skills to help you in your recruiting and human resources role.

Jen is the Director of Case Management and Training at the Pride Center of the Capital Region

1:15 pm-1:45 pm – “Exit Strategies” – Presented By: The Capital Development Group and Pamela Hallenbeck  – Is it time to make a move?  Are you considering changing jobs?  Discuss your how best to exit your current employment.  Hear about how to maximize your benefits, some questions to ask, information you need to know to make the best possible transition for you.  Attend this FREE workshop and leave with new skills to help make that move.  Then network with dozens of local businesses with opportunities and schedule those interviews!

Pam has been an Investment Adviser Representative with Primerica for the last 15 years.  She provides financial education and services to individuals, families and small business owners, specializing in debt reduction, retirement planning, income protection, and college savings. Pamela also recruits and trains qualified candidates to work with Primerica helping Main Street families. On top of being life insurance licensed and Series 6 & 63 investment licensed she is also an appointed Life Licensing Coach. Before Primerica Pam worked as a Post Purchase Counselor at the Albany Housing Coalition for 9 years. There, she counseled individuals on personal finance, homeownership, and landlord services. Additionally, she worked on the many veteran’s assistance programs the not-for-profit offered. Pam has an AAS degree as a paralegal and is also a certified Notary Public. In 2018, Pam redirected her business marketing on networking.  In an effort to grow her business through networking, Pam is a regular member of Urban Co-Works.

2:00 pm-2:30 pm – “Salary & Raise Negotiations” – Presented By: The Capital  Miriam Cajuste – Looking for employment and wondering how to quantify your worth?  What and how to get a salary based on your skills.   Or ask for a raise once you get that job.   Attend this FREE workshop and leave with new skills to make those negotiations easier to handle. 

WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

(1) To identify what energizes you as well the strengths and skills that you would like to be using at work; (2) To learn about “alternative” job-seeking strategies to uncover career/job opportunities and to connect you with potential “door openers” and
(3) To begin to identify next steps (actions to take to move forward towards your career goal).