For individuals who have been out of the job market for some time, looking for a job again can be overwhelming.
Not only do many job seekers not have an updated resume, but for many – including some older job seekers -- it may be more difficult to access the “hidden job market” -- jobs that are not posted on the main job boards.
An Aug. 27 workshop held in partnership with Mature Services will help participants learn about the hidden job market, develop an elevator speech and gain access to the people who make hiring decisions within a company.
That workshop is part of a special one-time series, but each month SuperJobs offers a variety of workshops aimed at helping job seekers, including:
- Career Assessment
- Strategies to an Effective Job Search
- Writing an Effective Resume
- Preparing for Job Interviews
- School Choices
- Introduction to Word and Excel
- Overcoming a Felony or Misdemeanor in Your Job Search
Once individuals have identified a potential job, they can also conduct a mock interview with volunteer business professionals at SuperJobs to learn how to make the best possible first impression.
Pamela Johnson, 40, of Avondale, credits SuperJobs with helping her get back into the job market after she lost her job of 17 years as a nursing assistant in a downsizing.
“Everything was new to me again,” Johnson said.
During her year without a job, Johnson attended workshops through SuperJobs and attributes her workshop leader with helping to improve her resume.
Eventually, staff at SuperJobs was able to help guide Johnson to the Cincinnati Cooks Catering program, a division of the Freestore Foodbank, where she was hired as a chef.
“This is my passion anyway; this is what I love doing,” Johnson said.
In the coming months, SuperJobs plans to expand the workshops available, including creating a resume lab to help job seekers create their resumes.
Workshops are open to anyone over the age of 18. To view a calendar of the workshops, visit SuperJobs and click “calendar” or call (513) 946-7200 for more information.