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Question:

I have Internet access at home. Why do I need to go to the American Job Center?

Answer:

Maybe you don’t.

There are a couple of advantages, though.

The American Job Center in Frederick offers a great place to network. Over 75% of job seekers find their new jobs by talking to people. Everyone here is looking for jobs (the staff is looking on your behalf.) They’re finding lots of jobs that they may not want, but perhaps you do. Job seekers are encouraged to share the wealth here.

Another reason is that being at the American Job Center gives your day some structure. Sure, you can do your job search from home; but at home, the laundry piles up, the dog wants to go out, the kids always want something, and your neighbor thinks you can drive him to the airport (because you aren’t working, so supposedly you have nothing to do.) At our center, there is no laundry, no dog, no kids and no neighbors. You can focus on your job search in a quiet, professional atmosphere.

In addition, we present many events and seminars that might be useful to you: classes on choosing the right career, resume writing, interviewing, LinkedIn and lots more. Employers come to interview any job seekers who show up, and sometimes they hire on the spot.

Finally, the American Job Center staff see many job leads every day. If one of those job leads causes your face to come to mind, we will track you down and let you know about it. But if you haven’t made yourself known to us, we won’t remember you when your ideal job turns up in our system.

You certainly don’t have to come to the American Job Center. But are you sure you don’t want to?

About the Author

Beth Davis-Reinhold

Beth Davis-Reinhold is an instructor at Frederick County Workforce Services, where she has worked for over 20 years. She teaches job search seminars and basic computer skills. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and is Internet and Computing Core Certified (IC3). Beth has been a member of Toastmasters International for more than 15 years, and is an Advanced Communicator Silver. A graduate of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Beth has also studied American Sign Language for many years. In addition to many sundry projects for FCWS, Beth writes its “Ask the Career Coach” blog.