Washington DC Employment Resource Center

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.Whether just starting out in your career or well established in your career, LDS Employment Resource Services (ERS) or Self-Reliance Services (SRS) can help you accomplish your career goals. The employment center or self-reliance center offers one-on-one coaching, workshops and a large database of employment, education and self-employment opportunities. By visiting the center you learn the most effective job search practices, build your network and find resources to help you further your education or manage a successful small-business.

We recommend that you log-in and begin creating your profile on ldsjobs.org prior to visiting the employment center. Even if an employment center or self-reliance center is not close enough for you to visit, ldsjobs.org offers many online resources. If you desire, an employment advisor can also provide assistance over the telephone or through e-mail.

Upcoming Events

NETWORKING CLASS - Northern Virginia LDS ERC

October 4, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northern Virginia LDS Employment Resource Center
3900 Howard Street
Annandale, VA 22003
USA

Networking - Did you know that over 70% of jobs are found through networking? Networking with a large, diverse group of people can help you find the job openings you're looking for much more quickly. We will discuss the skills of networking, what questions to ask, how to build a network, and how to leverage a network once developed.


Come and join us - to register call 703-639-0810 or email at WEL-EC- VirginiaNorth@LDSChurch.org.

CAREER WORKSHOP - 2-day Event - Washington DC ERC

October 11 - 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Washington DC Employment Resource Center

Career Workshop

Learn the ever-changing techniques and gain the related skills that are vital for competing successfully in today’s work environment.

The 2-day Career Workshop will include:

 Identifying and assessing Skill Sets

 Prepare your own Commercial 30-Second Summary & Power Statements

 Growing your Network

 Identifying Resources (your own and on the Internet)

 Effective use LDSjobs.org (multiple Resources)

 Understanding the Interview thru a Mock Interview

 “How to Dress” and scripting for Job and Information Interviews

 Résumés and other necessary correspondence

 Achieving Success on the Job


The only requirements are that you register and commit to attend the 2-day workshop and that you Dress for Success. You will also want to bring a lunch each day.  We have a microwave and refrigerator you can use.


Register for workshop by calling 301-736-9550 or by email at wel-ec-washingtondc@ldschurch.org. All classes/workshops are provided at NO charge to participants.


RESUME WRITING CLASS - Washington DC ERC

October 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Washington DC Employment Resource Center

Resume Writing Class

Come and join us for an informative class. Crafting a marketable résumé has evolved over the past 15 years. What worked in the past isn’t now. Listen to an expert teach you exactly what a sellable Résumé looks like. A good Résumé and Cover Letter should land you the Interview.

To sign up, send an email to WEL-EC-WashingtonDC@LDSChurch.org or call us at 301-736-9550. 

NETWORKING & LINKEDIN STRATEGIES CLASS - Washington DC ERC

October 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Washington DC Employment Resource Center

Networking & LinkedIn Strategies Class

Learn the step-by-step process to successful Networking  and Linked In. Learn that securing a position is a full time job - 40 hours a week. The undeniable truth – “Networking is the most effective way to obtain employment.” We will discuss the 20/60/20 rule and three killer networking components; Resources, Contacts and Face-to-Face meetings. Learn how to overcome the roadblocks to Networking, schmoozing gatekeepers, to prepare and practice scheduling, conduct informational interviews, and how to ask for referrals. 

Did you know 84% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to find and vet candidates?  Does your profile promote your key qualifications?  This class will discuss how to build a profile to attract recruiters; expand your professional network; add recommendations and endorsements; search and apply for positions on LinkedIn; maximize group affiliations; and build your professional online presence and expand your network.

Contact us at WEL-EC-WashingtonDC@LDSChurch.org or by calling 301-736-9550.

RESUME WRITING - Northern Virginia LDS ERC

October 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northern Virginia LDS Employment Resource Center
3900 Howard Street
Annandale, VA 22003
USA

RESUME WRITING - This class will discuss how to ensure your resume bullet points are dynamic and share tips to create a marketing piece which will promote your value. We'll cover different theories on organizing your resume and how to choose the best version. We'll also explain how to customize your resume for each position and why that is important.


JOIN THE CLASS - email WEL-EC-VirginiaNorth@LDSChurch.org or call us at 703-639-0810 to register for class.


JOB OFFER NEGOTIATION CLASS - Washington DC ERC

October 12, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Washington DC Employment Resource Center

Job Offer Negotiation Class

Don’t leave money on the table.  Join us for a skill building session on how to negotiate your next job offer. We’ll discuss how to determine what the job is worth; answer questions about salary without tipping your hand; understand benefit components and value; navigate salary questions on applications or in interviews; and leverage the nuance of silence. The job offer negotiation ‘dance’ starts with the application.

Contact us to sign up at WEL-EC-WashingtonDC@LDSChurch.org or by calling 301-736-9550.

INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES - Northern Virginia LDS ERC

October 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northern Virginia LDS Employment Resource Center
3900 Howard Street
Annandale, VA 22003
USA

INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES - Preparation and practice pay off!! This course explains the strategies of interviewing. Discussion will include the purpose of the job interview, making a solid first impression, using good interview techniques, special situations and tough questions, as well as, closing the interview.


COME AND JOIN US - to register call 703-639-0810 or email us at WEL-EC-VirginiaNorth@LDSChurch.org to sign up.


SOCIAL MEDIA AND LINKEDIN - Northern Virginia LDS ERC

October 25, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northern Virginia LDS Employment Resource Center
3900 Howard Street
Annandale, VA 22003
USA

SOCIAL MEDIA AND LINKEDIN - Did you know 85% of hiring managers are influenced by social media, and 59% of hires are sourced through social media? You might also be interested to know LinkedIn is the preferred tool for recruiters (94%) to find applicants? These and other advantages of social media will be presented. Come share your experience and electronic job searches, social media and LinkedIn.


COME AND JOIN US - sign up by calling 703-639-0810 or by email at WEL-EC-VirginiaNorth@LDSChurch.org.

NETWORKING - Northern Virginia LDS ERC

November 1, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northern Virginia LDS Employment Resource Center
3900 Howard Street
Annandale, VA 22003
USA

Networking - Did you know that over 70% of jobs are found through networking? Networking with a large, diverse group of people can help you find the job openings you're looking for much more quickly. We will discuss the skills of networking, what questions to ask, how to build a network, and how to leverage a network once developed.


Come and join us - to register call 703-639-0810 or email at WEL-EC- VirginiaNorth@LDSChurch.org.