Build Your Career


Want to land a new job or explore new career options?

NVME’s professional staff can help!

  • Review your interests, skills, and experience
  • Discover new job and career possibilities
  • Identify education and training options

Classes include:

  • Job searching, resume writing, and interviewing
  • Career exploration
  • In-depth planning classes, such as My Next Career Move

Get started by scheduling an individual coaching session or browse through the current Build Your Career classes below to find one that’s right for you. Use the filters to search for online or in-person classes, day or evening sessions, or specific topics.

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Job Search Strategies (Online)

Job Search Strategies (Online)

Date: August 8, 2024Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmClass Delivery: OnlineClass Instructor: Tom Grogan

Could you use a boost in your job search? This one-hour workshop is for job seekers of all backgrounds who are unemployed, underemployed, or looking for a new job. Our professional staff will guide you to create your own job search plan and review resources available to...

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Resume Strategies (Online)

Resume Strategies (Online)

Date: August 15, 2024Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmClass Delivery: OnlineClass Instructor: Tom Grogan

Need to write or update your resume? In this one-hour interactive workshop, you will learn how to create an effective resume that highlights your skills and experience from our professional staff.

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Interview Strategies (Online)

Interview Strategies (Online)

Date: August 22, 2024Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmClass Delivery: OnlineClass Instructor: Tom Grogan

Join this one-hour workshop and prepare to interview with confidence. Our professional staff will guide you in exploring different types of interviews, tips for answering difficult questions, and what steps to take after the interview.

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My Next Career Move (Self-Paced)

My Next Career Move (Self-Paced)

Date: Sep 1 - Dec 1, 2024Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pmClass Delivery: Self-PacedClass Instructor: Lisa Archer

Working at your own pace, you will assess your own skills, interests, and experiences to figure out what career options might be best. You will then be guided to create an action plan that will help you achieve success.

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Building Confidence (Online)

Building Confidence (Online)

Date: September 2, 2024Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmClass Delivery: OnlineClass Instructor: Lisa Archer

Whether you are navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply wanting to be more confident, join this three-session class with our professional staff to assess your skills and learn concrete tools to help you build your self-assurance and ...

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Making Career Choices (Online)

Making Career Choices (Online)

Date: September 19, 2024Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmClass Delivery: OnlineClass Instructor: Chris Morin

Ready for a career change but don’t know where to start? This one-hour workshop will point you in the right direction. Our professional staff will cover what to consider when making a career choice and the resources available to help you succeed.

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Don't know where to start?

The class I took assisted me not only with career development but with my personal growth. This program has shown me that my opportunities are limitless.

— Karen (Farmington)

Celebrating Your Wins

Participants in our programs accomplish all kinds of personal, work, and financial success, big and small. Here are recent stories of people from all across Maine who are reaching their goals.

Diane Madruga: Taking a Leap
Having taken the NVME course, I had the confidence to take a leap and try something new. My daughter, who was already at community college, saw how much I was enjoying it and switched programs herself! We had many classes together...
Sally Thorn: A Post-Retirement Career Change

When I enrolled in NVME’s My Next Career Move class in March of 2022, I had been retired for two years and wanted to pursue a part-time position. I was looking for assistance to update my resume and cover letter. I also needed to consider what I really wanted to do...

Mardi Klein

In 2017 Mardi was referred to New Ventures Maine (NVME) when she moved back to Maine from New York City. With a background in International Education, Mardi’s plan was to continue working in education. Mardi met one-on-one with Lisa Sweet, NVME’s Southern Region...

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