Posts Tagged 'Workforce Solutions'

Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)

FriedaWelcome back to the continuation of Are You Really Linkedin? The previous blog discussed several options you have when requesting and submitting recommendations through Linkedin. This is a great way to add interest to your profile. If you are a job seeker that wants to increase traffic on your page related to your skills, I encourage you to continue reading this blog. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)’

Are You Really LinkedIn?

FriedaAre you really LinkedIn when it comes to requesting or giving professional rec-ommendations to your connections? Your digital footprint will forever be judged by any information documented in your profile, so please allow me to share a few suggestions that have proven extremely successful for me. Know that pro-fessionalism is a must when it comes to recommendations within the popular business networking website, LinkedIn. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn?’

Be a Part of Your Independence

Daniel MabryThis year the United States of America turns 242 years old on July 4. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to depart from the rule of Great Britain and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Historically, the Fourth of July has been celebrated since the end of the American Revolution; however, it was not instituted as a federal holiday until 1941 under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Over the years, the holiday has held festivities ranging from fireworks and parades to family gatherings by the pool and bar-b-ques. Continue reading ‘Be a Part of Your Independence’

Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role

Chris JacksonLast year in mid-December, I began my new role as a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions! My responsibility is to be a motivator, an enthusiast, and a poised and guided “professional talker!” In actuality, my background as a technology trainer/teacher prepared me for this role. The only obstacle was to apply these skills to the non-profit world. Continue reading ‘Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role’

Lessons from a Father’s Child

Cornelius BookerThe job search market is very competitive, especially in today’s market. Once I get a job, I work diligently to make sure that my priority is keeping that job so that I don’t have to tackle the job market again before I am ready. When I think about how I am able to maintain my employment, I always turn to the lessons that my father taught me in life before I had obtained my first job. Those lessons have carried on throughout my life and hopefully can help you as well. Continue reading ‘Lessons from a Father’s Child’

Get a Better Job

Velta WorleyWorkforce Solutions offices help job seekers find a job, keep a job, or get a better job! You may have been in the same job or industry for years, but for a variety of reasons, may have never been able to move up in the company or increase your salary to a more sustainable income level. It may be that you need to complete your High School Equivalency (GED), take some English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or get other training and certifications to help you increase your earnings potential. I’d like to give you some direction on having a brighter future that doesn’t take years and years of your time. Continue reading ‘Get a Better Job’

Job Loss and Long-Term Unemployment Blues

Thelisa LavergneHow to beat them both
A few weeks ago, I facilitated a workshop on long-term unemployment and quickly realized that the best information and advice that I could provide the participants is how to deal with the emotional side of job loss, particularly when it transitions into long-term unemployment. Continue reading ‘Job Loss and Long-Term Unemployment Blues’