How an Employment Specialist Helps You Find a Job

Today’s job market is competitive and if you’re looking for employment or seeking a better position, you’ll want to make the best possible impression in order to stand out from your competition. At Goodwill Job Connection, we’ll help you do just that.

Our employment specialists will work with you free of charge on everything from your resume to your interview skills. In fact, we even have specialists who will help make you a more competitive job applicant. Finding the right job is like a job in itself and you have to put in the work if you’re going to succeed. Fortunately, our employment specialists will work with you to help you achieve success on your career path.

So what exactly does an employment specialist do? Our employment specialists give you individualized attention. They’ll work with you to maximize your strengths and improve upon your weaknesses in the job application and interview process.

First, they’ll assist in providing job search assistance and job leads so that you’ll apply for positions that are well suited to your experience level and skill set. We even have job fairs that our employment specialists will fully prepare you for. For tips on how to maximize your employment opportunities at a job fair, check out our blog here.

Our employment specialists will also make sure that you’re applying for the right types of positions so that you’re not wasting your time by applying for jobs which you’re either overqualified or too inexperienced. The job hunt can be time-consuming so we want to make sure you’re using your time efficiently. Your employment specialist will help you with that.

We’ll also work with you on your resume and cover letter. These are incredibly important to the job application process because they often determine whether or not you’ll be called in for an interview. Your employment specialist will work with you to ensure your resume is formatted properly and that information is presented in a clear, professional manner.

It’s also a good idea to have someone review your resume for proper spelling and to check for any grammatical errors. Did you know that on average, a recruiter spends just six seconds looking at your resume? That means you’ll have to grab their attention quickly. At Goodwill, we’ll help you put your best foot forward and make an excellent first impression by thoroughly reviewing your application materials.

The next step after you polish your cover letter and resume is to prepare for the job interview. Your employment specialist will work one-on-one with you to help you ace that interview. In addition to going over common interview questions, he or she will coach you on how to answer questions clearly and confidently. Even if you’re thrown a curveball during the interview, your guide will teach you how to answer questions in a thoughtful, honest, and professional way. Just as the resume and cover letter will help you get the interview, the interview is what will help earn you a job offer. So it’s very important to make sure you’re fully prepared.

Another great reason to visit us at Goodwill Job Connection is the networking opportunity it provides. Networking, or growing your social network, is the best way to find a job. After all, someone who knows you and is well acquainted with your particular skill set, will be more willing to refer you to a job position. Our employees work with many staffing agencies and employers. As soon as a position becomes available that matches your qualifications, they’ll be sure to recommend you for the role because of the initiative you’re showing during your job search.

Getting to know someone through face-to-face interaction in a professional setting is a great way to expand your employment opportunities. Once someone knows you and your capabilities, they’ll be more willing to provide personal referrals to job positions for which they think you’re qualified. Networking doesn’t come naturally to many people and as with anything, it takes some practice. For some advice on how to improve your networking skills, check out our blog post about how to make the most of your network.

Once you visit with your employment specialist, you can also take full advantage of the resources we have available to assist in your job search. We have a full-time, staffed computer lab so that you can work on your cover letter and resume or search for jobs on the Internet. We also provide copy machine services so that you have sufficient copies of your resume on hand for our job fair and ‘meet the employer’ events. In fact, you should always keep your resume, business card, or some other type of professional material readily available. You never know who you’re going to meet in your daily interactions (see our section on networking above).

So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment to meet with one of our employment specialists today. They will help put you on the right career path.  Use our form to get connected to the employment specialist nearest you. Or view a full list here. You can click on the individual names to learn a little more about each of our employment specialists and find the one that’s the right match for you.

If you’re serious about finding a new or better position than your current one, you’ll want to make sure you’re working with top-notch career experts who can help you get there. Many of our employment specialists have decades of professional experience and they’re more than ready and willing to share their extensive knowledge with you! We understand the job search can be tough and at times, frustrating, but we’re here to make your career transition as smooth as possible. Now let’s get started!

 

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