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Three visits and no job...

Question:

I’ve been to your center three times already, and you still haven’t gotten me a job! What’s the hold-up?

Answer:

Workforce Services isn’t actually a job placement agency. That means we don’t tell our customers, “You go here and do this job.”

What we do is provide resources on topics that help you get your next job. We help you decide on a good job for you; advise you on your resume; teach interviewing, networking, LinkedIn and computer skills; collect and share job leads; and a lot more. In some cases, we can work with customers one-on-one to plan job search strategies, and even pay for training to upgrade their skills.

The benefit of providing services this way is that you are empowered for future job searches, in addition to the current one. You’ll have resources for creating and improving your resume; dealing with social networking; following up on job leads; conducting a successful interview; and all the other steps to get the job yourself.

Hopefully that clarifies our role in your job search process. We encourage you to take advantage of all the resources at FCWS, and hope your search goes well.

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.